The Heroes and Anti-heroes of the Information Age

A session at dConstruct 2013

Friday 6th September, 2013

3:00pm to 3:30pm (GMT)

In the information age, data is the new currency and access to it is power. With battle cries such as “Information wants to be free”, “Hack the planet” and “we are legion” – Hackers have risen to infamy. But why are they so influential and how are they shaping the world to come?

Hackers, as manipulators of technology and information, are playing a key role in the future of man & machines evolution. As change agents, they continuously push the boundaries of technology, exploring new frontiers such hacking the human body and the brain, turning science fiction inspirations into a reality. Hackers are people who can communicate with machines – and the world needs such individuals to act as mediators, synthesizers and modems - between data, humanity and technology.

But Hackers can also be villains, creating dangerous technologies. So, with great power comes great responsibility, and the transformative power of hacking can become a positive influence in years to come, but only if we learn to embrace and harness it.

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Keren Elazari

Geek Pride, Party Monster, Security Freak. Public Speaker & Researcher/ Singularity U Fellow / Tel Aviv U Security Studies/ GigaOM Analyst. Views my own. bio from Twitter

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Time 3:00pm3:30pm GMT

Date Fri 6th September 2013

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