The Future Role of Technology in Disrupting Political Power

The Future Role of Technology in Disrupting Political Power

In our hyperconnected, social media-dominated world, technology has been at odds with the goals of democracy.

Now more than ever, Democracy is under attack around the world. Public trust in government is at a historic low, with only 17% saying “they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right." Can technology disrupt the status quo - and replace it with something better and not worse?

As part of SF Democracy Week, please join us for an evening of discussion on the role of technology in disrupting political power and redesigning democracy to serve the 100%. Join Agatha Bacelar, candidate for US Congress, in conversation with Silicon Valley governance technology entrepreneurs for an illuminating discussion on the ways technology can help us achieve true democratic reform, restore trust in our government...and why it will take solving digital identity to overcome the divisiveness of identity politics.

In our hyperconnected, social media-dominated world, technology has been at odds with the goals of democracy. And yet, it is technology that offers us the greatest opportunity to redesign our democracy for our modern digital age. From fighting the influence of money in politics, increasing civic engagement, and bringing transparency and accountability to the political process, a generation of young software builders are racing to apply web 3.0 technologies - decentralized, distributed, encrypted, and mobile - to enable a democracy that is representative of the 100%.

This event is hosted by Friends of Agatha.

Venue Information:
Manny's
3092 16th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103