In the west democracy and economics have been heavy entwined. The poorer you are the less you will experience democracy whilst the wealthier you are the more you are able to influence democracy.
Technology is changing this dynamic, “by creating millions of networked people, financially exploited but with the whole of human intelligence one thumb-swipe away, info-capitalism has created a new agent of change in history: the educated and connected human being.”
Furthermore, economist Dr. Weinstein predicts the end of 20th century style capitalism being brought about not by a competing ideology but instead by changing technology.
We will be discussing how the relationship between democracy and capitalism is being changed due to technology.
The event is held in association with Association of Professional Futurists and will likely be followed by a quick trip to the Commercial Tavern opposite to continue the conversation and wider topic.