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IQ2 Debate: The tech giants

27 March 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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SYDNEY TOWN HALL
483 GEORGE ST
SYDNEY NSW 2000
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When today’s tech giants burst into Silicon Valley, we welcomed them as new blood disrupting the old-school media oligarchy.

These new kids on the block  Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – have since gone on to become the most powerful media monopolies we've ever seen.
 

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We have, perhaps unwittingly, granted them this status. We've handed the tech giants great power, international influence and all our personal data. They don’t pay for it, yet sell it to organisations who will. They've even bounced off attempt after attempt for regulation and tax restrictions proving they're more powerful than governments and nation states.

As annoying as that may be, it’s hard to imagine conscientiously excluding them from our lives. It’s near impossible to not use some combination of them thanks to the conveniences they offer us.

The tech giants have changed the way we live. They shape the way we communicate with each other, our  economy and even the last US election and democracy itself. They've torn down industries and given birth to entirely new ones.

Have we given them too much influence? 

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