New technology always brings change.
And -- 20 years after the digital revolution -- we are, in some ways, more connected than ever before.
But is this a genuine connection with people around us?
And what has been the cost for our society as a whole?
How many personal liberties and privacy values are we willing to sacrifice under the guise of security?
How many human professionals -- doctors, lawyers, police officers, psychologists, and teachers -- will we allow
to be replaced by biased and inaccurate algorithms?
How much online hate speech
-- and digital infringement on our free speech --
will we allow to contaminate and stifle our democracy?
And how divided and manipulated
will we allow ourselves to become
by social media's filter bubbles
before we put our feet down
and collectively say “enough is enough”?
For the IDH, the time to act is now.
A student-run digital ethics think tank -- based out of North Central University in downtown Minneapolis -- the IDH builds
coalitions across the digital divide by bringing
diverse and bi-partisan teams
of students, advocates, researches, educators, and politicians
to fight for a free and just post-digital world.
Through our academic research, nationally piloted high school and college curricula, video and art advocacy,
and community education workshops
the IDH asks everyone a simple question:
Technology is going to keep expanding
-- and changing what it means to be
a person, patient, citizen, politician, and student
in the post-digital world --
shouldn’t we all have a say in where it’s heading?