⿻數位 Plurality: The Future of Collaborative Technology and Democracy

Thursday, April 25, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT (UTC–04:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event (Virtual)
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Please join us for a discussion on ⿻數位 Plurality with E. Glen Weyl.

While digital technology threatens to tear our free and open societies apart through polarization, inequality, loneliness and fear, on a delicate, diverse and politically divided East Asian island things are different. In the decade since the occupation of Taiwan’s parliament, this island of resilience achieved inclusive, technology-fuelled growth, and entrusted the people to tackle shared challenges such as environmental protection while capitalizing on a culture of innovation to “hack the government.”

⿻數位 Plurality harnesses such digital tools to enable opportunities for growth and progress inherent in our differences, strengthening both social unity and diversity. From intimate digitally empowered telepathy to global trade running on social networks rather than money, ⿻數位 Plurality offers tools to radically enrich relationships while making sure we leave no one behind. ⿻數位 Plurality thus promises to transform every sector from health care to media, as a chorus of open, self-governing collaboration of voices from around the globe.

Event Speakers

Founder of Microsoft Research’s Special Project the Plural Technology Collaboratory, RadicalxChange and the Plurality Institute.

Paul Samson is president of CIGI. He has 30 years of experience across a range of policy issues with partners from around the world. He is a former senior government official and also served for many years as co-chair of the principal G20 working group on the global economy.