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Hidden among the great progress that technology has brought to societies, is a history of technological advancements facilitating oppression. So before we think about how we want to leverage technology in the future, maybe we should learn from the mistakes of the past; how has technology been used to oppress societies historically, and what is the legacy of those technologies today?
At re:publica 2015 Luiza Prado and I talked about the hidden histories of technology, focusing especially on the role of technology in European colonialism -past, present and future.
Audio from the talk is here: https://voicerepublic.com/talks/hidden-histories-of-power-in-technology
Slide design by Pedro Oliveira and Luiza Prado.