Wed., May 26 | Zoom

A New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

With the idea of computation as the base, we look at different elements of our modern world and how technology has shaped and molded reality into its own image. Hosted by: Turan. Technology (288 pages, 8h 43 mins on audible).
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Time & Location

May 26, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. MDT
Zoom

About the Event

A New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

by James Bridle

Hosted by: Turan Vural - technologist and a few other buzzwords.

Technology (288 pages, 8h 43 mins on audible)

Description: With the idea of computation as the base, we look at different elements of our modern world and how technology has shaped and molded reality into its own image.

“A book-length argument for the idea that vastly proliferating knowledge—from mass surveillance, social media, artificial intelligence, and other sources—is paradoxically making the world harder to comprehend, while the technology that underlies it is creating environmental damage that we’re ill-equipped to understand or solve … Highly nuanced in its analysis of technology, and it provokes [one] to think more about the unspoken social and political assumptions underlying a lot of [the] industry.”

—The Verge

Intent of Session:

To discuss technology's presence in society in the past, present, and future. What is and should be the role of artificial computing power and technology in society? Where are we equals with technological counterparts, where are we in control, and where have we resigned ourselves to rest complacently in its cradle? In our search to understand the world through computational simulation, can we still see the line between reality and the simulation we've created for ourselves?

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