On The Way To Digital Utopia
When we talk about the digital future of society, the conversation often drifts off into bleak, dystopian scenarios: total surveillance, tech giants leeching on our personal data and ubiquitous control enabled by Artificial Intelligence. But we refuse to believe that this is what the future has in store for us. As Erik Reece, Author of Utopia Drive, puts it: “…things will only get worse if we don’t engage in some serious utopian thinking.” And that is exactly what we would like to instill and practice with the participants - serious utopian thinking about techno-social change and who is in charge of it. We believe that the participants at MozFest will be uniquely challenged by this task, as it means zooming out of the code and re-focussing on the potential impact of tech on society. Let’s join forces for a digital utopia.