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The Politics of Silicon

What are the risks when really smart people build really successful economic organizations and become significant public actors? Is Uber a good thing? Are we silly to worry about privacy and Facebook? Should Amazon have drones? Should Google honor the right to be forgotten. This module introduces a critical look at the pro- and contra- social attitudes that can emerge in this context. After grappling with some introductory and core texts we will have a student forum and interaction with outside speakers with a range of takes on the issue.


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