Technologies For Liberty vs. Technologies For Oppression
10-01, 19:00–19:45 (Europe/Prague), Studio 1

Technology itself is a tool, rather than being imbibed with some moral or ethical agency, but certain technologies at certain times swing the balance toward individual liberty rather than collective oppression.

Using examples from history, will discuss what factors influence this, how technologists can use science, engineering, and product design to build technologies in ways which are more likely to support individual liberty, and help save the world.

Ryan Lackey discovered the cypherpunks mailing list as a young teenager in the early 1990s, telephoned NSA to order the NCSC Rainbow Series of books, and became a true believer in cryptoanarchy and the power of cryptography to stand up to nation states and other oppressors. He's

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