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Discussion Group 3 South

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • 20 sessions
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
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  • Discussion Group 3, South

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Is Big Tech Killing Democracy?

Americans agonize over the control our democratic government has over us, however we willingly hand over our private information to Big Tech companies such as Facebook in the interest of staying connected.

A recent book by three Stanford professors who have been at the center of the tech revolution, System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot, describes the transformation from naïve optimism about technology’s liberating potential to deep concerns about surveillance capitalism’s grip on our minds.

  • 1.    How has Big Tech become such a central part of our culture?  How do we use it?
  • 2.    How is Big Tech contributing to the deep political divide in our country?
  • 3.    How much responsibility does Big Tech bear for the huge amount of disinformation permeating our political discussions?
  • 4.    What can be done to control it?

Everyone is welcome whether or not they've read the book!

Discussion Groups are moderated forums with pre-selected topics. Anyone who wishes to participate in the civil discussions is welcome to do so. The groups nominally represent different geographical locations and will morph back into geographically located in-person discussions when we can do so, for now we meet using zoom. They are currently held every Thursday. The topic for each discussion is announced in advance, sometimes with recommended reading.

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