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How Tech is Massively Transforming Politics: Jamie Suskind

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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.

Liberty: freedom


Social Justice: algorithms, unemployment, wealth

Idea of systems designed to protect us.  Anathema to libertarians.

Digital libertarianism

Digital liberalism

Digital confederalismlots of subsets

Digital moralism

Digital Paternalism

Digital authoritarianism

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

Direct Democracy

Data democracy

AI Democracy

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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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

Check out his platform at RobKall.com

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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