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Tuesday, November 20 • 5:45pm - 6:00pm
[keynote] Grappling with Technosolutionism

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I will draw on cognitive science and trends in technological thinking to explore technosolutionism — the tendency to believe that there is a technical solution for everything. Though almost nobody explicitly endorses this tendency, I will argue that it is still a pervasive bias, and actually a major obstacle to human progress. Of course the response is not to stop innovating but to think critically about the limits of technology. To this end, I will present a formative taxonomy of the types of problems that technology can solve and ones that it cannot and solicit crowd feedback on this topic.

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Liam Kavanagh

Director, Art Earth Tech
Liam Kavanagh is Director of research at Art Earth Tech, an organisation for people seeking a wiser world. Members are engaged in social change, and the Art Earth Tech's research exists to help create shared vision to bind together their work. AET’s research draws from the developing... Read More →

Tuesday November 20, 2018 5:45pm - 6:00pm CET
Kraftwerk - Challenge Stage