Larry Downes is a comparison attention and creation associate during Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is a author of several books on a Internet and business.
In this book of Innovate 2018, Andrew Keen finds himself in a prohibited seat.
Keen, whose new book, “How to Fix a Future”, was published progressing this month, discusses a impulse when it has unexpected turn select for tech luminaries to desert utopianism in preference of a opposite. The initial era of IPO winners have now turn some of tech’s many outspoken critic—conveniently of new products and services launched by a younger era of entrepreneurs.
For example, Tesla’s Elon Musk says that advances in Artificial Intelligence benefaction a “fundamental risk to a existence of civilization.” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff believes Facebook ought to be regulated like a tobacco association since amicable media has turn (literally?) carcinogenic. And Russian zillionaire George Soros final week called Google “a threat to society.”
Eschewing most of a over-the-top luddism that now fills a New York Times (“Silicon Valley is Not Your Friends”), a Guardian (“The Tech Insiders Who Fear a Smartphone Dystopia”), and other mainstream media outlets, Keen proffers unsentimental solutions to a far-reaching operation of tech-related woes. These embody determined open and private surveillance, labor displacement, and feign news.
From experiments in Estonia, Switzerland, Singapore, India and other digital outposts, Keen distills these 5 collection for regulating a future:
- Increased regulation, quite by antitrust law
- New innovations designed to solve a unintended side-effects of progressing disruptors
- Targeted hospitality from tech’s heading moneymakers
- Modern amicable reserve nets for replaced workers and disenfranchised consumers
- Educational systems geared for 21st century life