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Decentralization and Dignity against Digital Colonialism #556
[ UUID ] a83e818b-1a5a-4628-a4a4-4f690126ec84
[ Session Name ] Decentralization and Dignity against Digital Colonialism
[ Submitter's Name ] Renata Avila
[ Additional facilitators ] @pazpena,
What will happen in your session?
Our talk will aim to discuss "Digital Colonialism" and how autonomous, decentralised solutions could bring freedom and dignity. Today, tech companies are in a quest of global domination, penetrating every government, computing every citizen movement, mediating every act of any connected person’s life. Beyond privacy and security, the alarming tension whose emergence we are witnessing is the one between control and freedom, not only of the individual, but of entire populations and regions. Some criticise it as a form of “digital colonialism”, others defend it as progress, indicating that those companies provide better services than corrupt governments. The debate is heating up and we want to have a smart conversation about it.
What is the goal or outcome of your session?
Start a discussion on whether and connect the sociological and political importance of free software, decentralised technologies, ethical frames for data, web literacy and autonomous, decentralised solutions to tackle colonial efforts, resulting in freedom and dignity for people. Discuss whether "digital colonialism" is a good term to describe the current phenomenon of power concentration and growth strategies of technology companies.
Hi Renata, I'm very excited about this discussion and I believe it is an imperative one. I'm just curious about what you are expecting folks participating in this conversation to take away from this session? Who is your audience and what impact are you looking to have?
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Please note the facilitators (2 additional ones) and their emails (for ticketing)
among the participants who agreed to share their experiences is Nanjira Sambuli and Joana Varon, who are already attending.