Technology is transforming where, when, and with whom we work and play. Cities are becoming “smart,” robots are finding jobs, and digital platforms aren’t just replacing, but redefining how individuals, businesses, and communities interact.
Nobody has voted for these changes, let alone fully understands their implications, as every positive outcome usually comes with a cost. Privacy. Jobs. Our ability to talk to one another. A Cross of Silicon is my ongoing research intended to answer this question: Can public engagement avert populist opposition to technology transformation?