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Is DEMOCRACY in DANGER?

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Is Democracy in Danger?

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Is DEMOCRACY in DANGER?

  1. 1. Dr. Marc Torrens, @marctorrens IS DEMOCRACY IN DANGER?
  2. 2. 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” Eric Schmidt World Wide Web
  3. 3. WEB 1.0, read-only 1996 CORPORATE WEB 250k published content user generated contend 45M: <1%
  4. 4. SOCIAL WEB WEB 2.0, read-write 2006 80M 1B: 17%
  5. 5. INTELLIGENT WEB WEB 3.0 2016 800M 3,4B: 46% INTELLIGENCE! 70%
  6. 6. INTERNET OF THINGS WHAT’S COMING NOW? Animate and inanimate objects on earth will be generating data.
  7. 7. WHAT IS BIG DATA?
  8. 8. 4 Vs VARIETY DIFFERENT FORMS OF DATA VERACITY UNCERTAINTY OF DATA VELOCITY ANALYSIS OF STREAMING DATA VOLUME SCALE OF DATA
  9. 9. HOW BIG IS BIG DATA? HISTORY OF HUMANITY 2016 =
  10. 10. HOW BIG IS BIG DATA? 4 ZETTABYTES TODAY 2020 40 ZETTABYTES
  11. 11. HOW EXPOSED ARE WE TO INFORMATION? INFORMATION IN A LIFETIME OF AN AVERAGE PERSON IN THE XX CENTURY =
  12. 12. SO… THIS IS GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY, RIGHT?
  13. 13. This is GREAT because… traditionalwisdom MORE INFORMATION but… is it REALLYtrue? BETTER DECISONS BETTER DEMOCRACY INFORMATION ≈ DEMOCRACY
  14. 14. THE PARADOX OF CHOICE
  15. 15. THE PARADOX OF CHOICE INFORMATION
  16. 16. THE PARADOX OF CHOICE ATTENTION PER BIT
  17. 17. THE PARADOX OF CHOICE IMPORTANCE OF FILTERING
  18. 18. SEARCH AND RECOMMENDATIONS Chris Anderson We are leaving the age of information and entering the age of recommendation. INFORMATION RECOMMENDATION SEARCH DISCOVERY CNN Money, ”The race to create a ´smart´ google” “The web, they say, is leaving the era of search and entering one of discovery. What is the difference? Search is what you do when you’re looking for something. Discovery is when something wonderful that you did not know existed, or did not know how to ask for, finds you”.
  19. 19. SO… ALGORITHMS ARE DISCOVERING AND PERSONALIZING CONTENT FOR US! BAD NEWS… we are living in our own bubble!
  20. 20. THE FILTER BUBBLE by Eli Pariser
  21. 21. THE FILTER BUBBLE by Eli Pariser
  22. 22. THE FILTER BUBBLE by Eli Pariser
  23. 23. THE FILTER BUBBLE by Eli Pariser
  24. 24. THE FILTER BUBBLE by Eli Pariser IMPORTANT UNCOMFORTABLE CHALLENGING OTHER POINTS OF VIEW RELEVANT “A squirel dying in your backyard may be more relevant to your interests right n o w t h a n p e o p l e dying in Africa” by Mark Zuckerberg
  25. 25. ECHO CHAMBER EFFECT ≈ POLARIZATION •Digital Prison for our thinking •Liberal Paternalism (top - down) • “totalitariam regime with a rosy cover?” •no transparency •no ethical constraints
  26. 26. BIG NUDGING
  27. 27. ONE EXTREME CASE… China Brain Project • Loans • Education • Health • Justice • …
  28. 28. THE SINGULARITY (SUPER INTELLIGENCE) ELON MUSK BILL GATES STEVE WOSNIAK STEPHEN HAWKING …the most serious DANGERto society… •Moore’s Law (18 months) •Big Data (12 months) •General Artificial Intelligence
  29. 29. BEST OR WORST? DEMOCRACY 2.0 FEUADLISM 2.0
  30. 30. THANK YOU!

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