Event: 21 Digital Myths, Reality Distortion Antidote, Jul 11

On July 11th 2016, Netopia launched its new book on 21 Digital Myths, Reality Distortion Antidote, which took place at Place de Londres Café in Brussels.

Digital technology offers countless opportunities, driving change in an unstoppable wave of innovation. Technocentrism, this belief that in today’s society technology is a force unto itself, is pervasive. But, it takes technology out of context, forgetting that it is invented, used and discarded by humans – it is for us to decide whether and how we want to harness it. This is the basis of a new book by Per Strömbäck, Editor of Netopia.

During the event, Andrew Keen and Per Strömbäck discussed the findings of the this new book debunking some of the most common myths in the digital world.

Speakers

Netopia - Andrew KeenAndrew Keen
British-American entrepreneur and author
Author of Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo & The Internet Is Not The Answer

 

Per StrömbäckPer Strömbäck
Editor of Netopia
Author of 21 Digital Myths

 

 

21 Digital Myths seeks to act as an antidote to a series of common fictions and distortions of reality such as:

21myths

> #1 Information Wants to Be Free
> #2 You Can’t Stop New Technology
> #3 Digitalization is a Force of Nature
> #4 Keep the Internet Open
> #5 Internet Providers Are Like the Post Office
> #6 Automation Kills More Jobs than it Creates
> #7 Freedom of Data as Freedom of Expression
> #8 Disruption through Technology
> #9 Competition is Only One Click Away
> #10 Europe Has Failed to Create Successful Digital Companies
> #11 Permission-less Innovation Made the Internet Great
> #12 Privacy Through Anonymity
> #13 Open is Always Better
> #14 Internet Brings Democracy
> #15 The Myth of Network Neutrality
> #16 The Myth of the Business Model
> #17 Society Can’t Keep up with Technology
> #18 The Internet Will Save News
> #19 The Myth of Freedom of Speech
> #20 It’s About the User Experience
> #21 Copyright Stands in the Way of Digital Revolution
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  1. […] The book 21 Digital Myths, Reality Distortion Antidote, will be uploaded shortly after the launch event which will take place on 11th July 2016 in Brussels. See the programme and register here.  […]

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