Are we sleep-walking into a real Minority Report?

In the 2002 movie Minority Report, a complex algorithm and omnipresent means of observation combine to predict who will commit a crime, just in time to catch the perpetrator (not yet) red handed, thus preventing the felony from happening.

While the technology introduced in the movie remains (to the best of our knowledge) a dystopian spectacle of the future, big data analysis has been capable of astonishing inferences for several years now.

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Humanise The Web

Harness persuasive technology for good

Humanise the Web is an intimate, interactive one-day event that seeks to explore our hidden psychological relationship with technology, and how the internet is influencing our decisions, relationships and lives.

We’ll discuss the original intention behind the web’s inception, how the internet is shaping our identity, and how we can use tech to increase our wellbeing. We’ll also explore the dark net, benevolent deception and the quantified self, as well as the effects of hookup apps and pornography on our relationships.

There will be interactive thought experiments and a live show on the secret life of your mobile phone, as well as fabulous food an a fabulous little afterparty…

They always say that the first is the best for a reason ; )

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