Converting technology from analog to digital format in the 1980s unleashed a revolution in knowledge sharing not seen since the printing press. Often compared to the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, the information age radically transformed our view of the world. With its ubiquitous entertainment, instant communications, and online connectivity, digital technology opened new avenues for free speech and provided access to a "podium" traditionally reserved for only the most powerful. It also ushered in an age of mass surveillance, piracy of intellectual property, Internet predators, and media saturation. Join a reporter on the cutting edge of technology as he discusses the social and political impact of the digital era.
Event Id: 186276, , 08/02/2012 - 08/02/2012, Continuing Ed & Conference Ctr, Room 83 - 1890 Buford Ave, St Paul, M