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.