Do we control the tech, or does the tech (industry) control us?

Technological change might seem beyond the reach of politics. But the streamlined utopias envisioned by Silicon Valley tech giants are far from inevitable. From automation to cryptocurrencies, smart cities and beyond, the digital age presents great opportunities for democracy, as well as huge challenges. How can we effect change in such a complex world? Join the conversation with lawyer and activist Lizzie O’Shea and Crikey Associate Editor Bhakthi Puvanethiran.

More: https://mkw.melbourne.vic.gov.au/events/lunchtime-talks-whats-wrong-with-tech-utopias/