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#MKW18 – Lunchtime Talks: What's Wrong with Tech Utopias?

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Lt Lonsdale St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Do we control the tech, or does the tech (industry) control us?

Technological change might seem beyond the reach of politics. But the streamlined utopias envisioned by Silicon Valley tech giants are far from inevitable. From automation to cryptocurrencies, smart cities and beyond, the digital age presents great opportunities for democracy, as well as huge challenges. How can we effect change in such a complex world? Join the conversation with lawyer and activist Lizzie O’Shea and Crikey Associate Editor Bhakthi Puvanethiran.

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.

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