The session will explore how advances in technology are impacting social interactions and human behaviour particularly in a country with strong traditions and deeply ingrained patterns of thinking.
Expectations that the Internet would provide a suitable place for the flourishing of democracy have recently encountered some grave setbacks. The rise of monopoly control within platforms of communication has greatly magnified the economic and political power of oligarchies. Looking for connection and community, do we now encounter something entirely different?
The aim of this talk is to demystify terms associated with our online presence. Informed user understanding of this language can empower the person to take control of the narrative versus being controlled by the same narrative if this lexicon mystifies them.
The aim of this talk is to analyse how digital technology has enabled a more widespread start-up culture with reference to India and the US, their impact on public goods like health, education and micro-finance, the viable business models in this space and digital technology as an enabling and empowering instrument for women.
Keynote address on ‘Technology and Society’ introducing a new talk series ‘Metamorphoses'
By Professor Yochai Benkler – Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studiesat Harvard Law School & faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
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