Pessimism is the new Optimism

Politics & Society
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 16:15 to 16:45
stage 6


Short thesis: 

Keeping your perspective in the surveillance state.


“Give me six lines written by the most honest man, and I will find something there to hang him,” Cardinal Richelieu said in the sixteenth century. Every era has its Richelieus. Today our data stretches to millions of digital lines, and we are unwittingly buying our own gallows. Big Data makes us small. How to keep a perspective in the bleak landscape of the surveillance state?

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