Aleks Krotofski looks at death and how this fits into our always-on, forever searchable modern world.
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Aleks Krotoski looks belief in a digital world; from traditional religion to behaviour that looks remarkably like it from even the most rational looking of groups.
What is the biggest threat to our privacy: governments, corporate entities or our friends? And do people have different attitudes towards privacy depending on their culture?
Aleks Krotoski charts how digital culture is moulding modern living. Each week join technology journalist Aleks Krotoski as she goes beyond the latest gadget or web innovation to understand what sort of world we’re creating with our ‘always on’ lives.
Aleks Krotoski asks if we’re really in control of our online lives.
Robin Ince and Brian Cox are joined by Stephen Fry, Simon Singh and Aleks Krotoski to discuss the maths behind 6 degrees of separation and whether there is something special about Kevin Bacon that seems to make him so well connected?
Our online experience is undergoing an invisible revolution. Rapidly and silently a radical process of personalisation is taking place, as each website we visit collects our personal data and tailors itself to us.
Increasingly we will live in a “filter bubble” – our own unique information universe, where all the news we will see will be defined by where we live, what we earn and who our friends are.
Online pioneer Eli Pariser believes this trend has profound consequences for our democracy, transforming the way we consume information, shaping what we know, how we learn and interact.
Eli Pariser visits the RSA to lay bare the forces that are already controlling our online experience, and to argue that it is not too late to change course.
Speaker: Eli Pariser is a founder of Avaaz.org, one of the world’s largest citizen organisations, and is now President of the five-million member MoveOn.org.
Chair: Aleks Krotoski, academic, journalist and host of the Guardian’s Tech Weekly.