Governments, "Net-States" & Digital Nations

 
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EP. 07 | THE INNOVATION COOKBOOK

Andrew speaks with Alexis Wichowski, the Deputy Chief Technology Officer of Innovation for the City of New York, and author of The Information Trade: How Big Tech Conquers Countries, Challenges our Rights, and Transforms our World.  She’s also an associate professor at Columbia University, where she teaches media, government, & technology. 

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SHOW NOTES

  • Alexis highlights how Google makes you feel like a superhero: you have all world’s knowledge at your fingertips. This is where technology shines: through applications that can enhance people’s natural abilities.

  • She thinks governments are really good at thinking how technology companies should protect people’s rights but when it comes down to the specifics of how a certain technology works, it has to be a kind of conversation between users and  companies.

  • Not through user testing, but through user understanding, companies can come out with better guard rails.

  • Andrew asks how should tech companies regulate what the message is that you’re trying to mobilize people around ? Alexis would like to see tech companies build better tech tools.

  • Alexis talks about Estonia as a digital nation, you can become an e-resident of their nation, it gives you the right to do business, open a bank account, offering the structure and services for digital nomads.

  • We love tackling real life puzzles like the future of cities.

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