Technological change can be liberating — yet also worrying. The inventions that improve our lives can also extend government’s power over us, both directly and by efforts to “protect” us from the perceived dangers new technology inevitably brings. What should classical liberals think? Can they find common ground across the political spectrum on such issues?
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with leading American tech policy expert Geoffrey Manne, former law professor and Executive Director of the International Center for Law & Economics, and Dominique Lazanski, a long-time tech policy expert in the UK and veteran of the TaxPayers' Alliance. She will lead a discussion of both the big picture struggle among bottom-up dynamists, top-down technocrats, and pure reactionaries, as well as the most contentious battles currently raging on both sides of (and across) the Atlantic, including those surrounding net neutrality, the sharing economy, digital platforms, government surveillance, privacy, data security, drones and so on.
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