Arwen Smit specialises in technology ethics and its intended and unintended consequences on society. Smit is the author of Identity Reboot, a book examining how the break-down of personal data privacy is being exploited from profit and power perspectives, arguing that human behaviour is being devalued to an optimisation game, and that we are providing the data that will be optimised for. Smit has previously worked within strategy roles for companies such as the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, venture capitalist firms, various startups, Google and Facebook.
March 25th, 2020 | 39 mins 49 secs
corona, data, fake, lies, news, pandemic, ssi
It’s been quite an extraordinary time we live in. The world as we know it is in shutdown due to the Corona virus outbreak. I would like to wish all of our listeners, supporters and everyone around the world good health in these extreme times.
This is our 65th episode, and we are fully remote! We have a special guest, Arwen Smit, who is the author of Identity Reboot and the Lead Blockchain Strategist and Mintbit.
On this episode, we talk about lies, the taxonomy of fake news, how this all created unnecessary panic and its consequences, and finally we discuss potential tech solutions that can help during a crisis like this.