Is Tech Due for a Moral Reckoning?

In the past, popular movements have forced major industries to confront their need for ethical reform. But today’s media, policymakers, and activists don’t yet seem prepared to fix the tech sector’s problems. So how will reform happen? Why does tech need to be reformed? The short answer is, tech is changing everyone’s lives, but while there are many benefits of today’s tech that we love, there are significant new economic and social risks that tech companies are introducing to society. When tech companies make decisions that affect our lives, we don’t have any way to appeal those decisions, or to meaningfully affect change. That’s a situation ripe for reform.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Technology

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