Tuesday, October 7, 6:00PM Maxwell Dworkin G125 (Maxwell Dworkin is next to Harvard Law School - Map)
The Berkman Center had the distinct honor of hosting a talk and conversation to celebrate the release of Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion with all three of the book's authors: Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Berkman Fellow Harry Lewis.
About the Book
If you have a cell phone, you also have a location-tracking device so your whereabouts can be tracked constantly and a microphone that can be turned on remotely and a radio that can beam your conversation away. If you use the Internet, you can be connected to people you would never have met, people who share your deepest interests and most unusual problems. And your children can with equal ease be connected to predators. You have at your fingertips the most powerful instrument of human enlightenment since the printing press, and the most flexible instrument of thought control ever invented. Will our children live in a world of greater understanding and enhanced freedom, or of manipulated information and pervasive monitoring? In Blown to Bits, Lewis and co-authors Hal Abelson and Ken Ledeen explore the peril and promise of our digital future.