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Jamie Suskind is a barrister, a past Fellow of Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet an Society and author of the book, Future Politics; Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech
Jamie Susskind: Future Politics: Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech Future Politics confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? The great political deb
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In his acknowledgements, he thanks former prime ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair for reading the entire book, as well as Howard Gardner, the visionary creator of multiple intelligences theory.
Tell us your Gladstone Faraday story and your self driving car example, Henry Ford and Faster horses, and after that tell us about the purpose of your book.
We need to re-imagine the meanings of freedom and equality, power and democracy and how technology will affect them. Governments and big corporations will have a huge role and great power, pertaining to these.
You refer, at the end of your book, to politics being about the collective life of human beingshow we order and bind it
Designing and building the future.
Much of your concern involves a privatization, supplementation and digitization of our top down , pre-frontal cortex brain functioning
Political theorists tend to study the past and ignore the future.
AI and superintelligencewhat other tech developments will force us to more deeply and thoroughly consider future politics?
Privatization of freedoms and control of life options and choices
Two fundamentals of politics: communication and information.
Dmitry Itskov Immortality through tech
Challenge is, engineers are not asked to consider the systemic implications of their work. They do a small partlike atoms in a molecule
Four dimensions: and their future
Power: code, force, scrutiny, perception-control, public and private power.
Social Justice: algorithms, unemployment, wealth
Idea of systems designed to protect us. Anathema to libertarians.
Digital confederalismlots of subsets
Digital moralsvirtual sex
Need a framework for grappling with the possibilities and potentials of digital technological development.
Facial recognition and toilet paper
Politically persuasive bots
Transparency and Open Source
Some technologies are inherently political
Mark Zuckerberg is already as powerful as a president
If you work in technology you already work in politics
Tim Berners Lee idea of Philosophical engineers
Are there new metaphors that are shaping the way we think?
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