Can we be free in the age of the internet?

RSA Event / Video / Online

 -  | BST British Summer Time

Online via YouTube

  • Arts and society
  • Digital
  • Technology

We unthinkingly grant internet companies access to our homes, relationships, and most private thoughts. This information is used to mould our realities, influencing our everyday choices and actions – from who we date to how we vote. How can we safeguard our freedom of thought in an age when our minds are for sale?

As human rights lawyer Susie Alegre explores, this is a new frontier in an age-old struggle: the powerful have always sought to influence how we think, and these latest tools for doing so threaten our mental freedom like never before. She examines the long history of the effort to liberate our minds, and lays out how we can recast our human rights for the digital age to protect our most fragile and fundamental freedoms. 

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For those wishing to gather with friends or colleagues to watch in-person, this event will be live-streamed on The Steps in The Coffee House on the day of the event from 13:00.

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