What place does technology have in creating an inclusive future?

We are living through a period that is experiencing a step change in technological capability. It is happening at a more rapid rate than previously witnessed in human history, and it is happening against a turbulent backdrop where we could be on the cusp of systemic economic and political change. The context in which this change is taking place is important to understand, as the further diffusion of technology is viewed largely with fear, as it is held to be a force that will exacerbate trends that are already fomenting so much dissatisfaction in the world today. Yet technology cannot be suppressed or wished away, and it’s important to remember we have a certain agency in shaping it. Technology will have a strong bearing on what whatever new system emerges, and how that new settlement affects people’s everyday lives.Read More »

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