Mainstream technology 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.
- Length: 45 Min
- Language: EN
Laura Kalbag & Aral Balkan
Founder @ Ind.ie
Aral Balkan and Laura Kalbag are Ind.ie, a not-for-profit striving for social justice in the digital age. They design and build ethical alternatives to mainstream technology, wrote the Ethical Design Manifesto, and built Better—a tracker blocker for the web.
Think About! is a two day tech conference about technology, design and their impact on society. It will take place in a cozy cinema in Cologne, Germany.Get your Ticket
Our Universe Sponsors
You don’t want to miss an update?
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter*. It provides you with regular news about the event, behind the scenes content, updates to the speakies and much more.* We use the Open Source Software Mailtrain