Small Technology

A presentation at Think About! in in Cologne, Germany by Laura Kalbag

Small Technology

Small Technology

Are they listening?

Are they listening?

Facebook

Facebook

Google

Google

YouTube

YouTube

Yahoo!

Yahoo!

Amazon

Amazon

Instagram

Instagram

Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica

These platforms have become vital social infrastructure

These platforms have become vital social infrastructure

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This is not a dystopian future. This is now.

This is not a dystopian future. This is now.

This is Surveillance Capitalism.

This is Surveillance Capitalism.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff.

Business models are more than just a feature.

Business models are more than just a feature.

We can’t reform big tech.

We can’t reform big tech.

venture capital ❤ surveillance capitalism

venture capital ❤ surveillance capitalism

The Solution

The Solution

Big tech companies track us and gather information on all aspects of our lives. This gives them intimate insight which they exploit for financial gain. This socioeconomic system is known as surveillance capitalism and has dire ramifications for human rights and democracy.

In this talk, we will outline how surveillance capitalism impacts our rights and freedoms both as individuals and as a society. But we won’t stop there. Surveillance capitalism is neither inevitable nor unavoidable. We will cover both current and upcoming efforts to build a bridge to a fairer future using ethical technologies. Our suggestion is simple:

Think small.

(This is the first half of the talk, presented by Laura. The second half of the talk is presented by Aral Balkan, and covers the solution.)

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