Emerging Trends; how tech is changing democracy

This is a past event

15 people went

Ross House Association, Inc.

247 Flinders Lane · Melbourne

How to find us

We will meet out the front of Ross House at 6:30, we will move inside at 6:45pm. Look for a guy with dark brown curly hair, if lost or locked out, call Nick on 0413923165

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Hi everyone!

Next topic will be "Emerging trends; How tech is changing democracy". This meetup is free!

Facilitated via Skype by Pirate Party policy developer Andrew Downing, we ask that people bring to the table their favourite technology they're aware of that's changing democracy.

Prior to this meetup, we would like people to consider how their favoured technology meets the criteria of:

• Trust - why should people trust your technology? Why should they trust each other in this system?

• Scale - when will the scaling of your technology break down?

• 'Human Bandwidth' - Will your technology require too much mental effort from people? At scale?

• Security - what are the most vulnerable attach surfaces in your technology?

• Who decides what the questions are?

• Does it accrue decisions, or do we have to keep on deciding the same old stuff over and over?

• Why is it a good fit for the lowest common denominators of human nature?

• Will it tend to crush minorities?

• Why will it spread?

• Will it be vulnerable to corruption?

• And any other criteria/considerations they deem important.

As usual, there will be a live open document that anyone is able to edit that will be used to track the meeting's discussion. It can be found via this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aAW-OKc8PJgBwc1w2fGzYM6gostZdmiMM-SAS1Oye3k/edit?usp=sharing

We will also be recording this for public release via soundcloud and maybe elsewhere, so please let us know if you don't want to be recorded or if you want anything you say to be removed from the recording.

We will meet out the front of Ross House at 6:30, we will move inside at 6:45pm. Please arrive on time, so we can get started as soon as possible!

Hope to see you there!