June 19th, 02012 by Austin Brown
The Long Now Foundation’s monthly
Cory Doctorow on “The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer”
Tuesday July 31, 02012 at 7:30pm Novellus Theater at YBCA
Long Now Members can reserve 1 seat, join today! • General Tickets $10
About this Seminar:
The war against computer freedom will just keep escalating, Doctorow contends. The copyright wars, net neutrality, and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) were early samples of what is to come. Victories in those battles were temporary. Conflict in the decades ahead will feature ever higher stakes, more convoluted issues, and far more powerful technology. The debate is about how civilization decides to conduct itself and in whose interests.
“Cory Doctorow is one of the great context-setters of our generation,” says Tim O’Reilly. Co-editor of the acclaimed blog “Boing Boing,” Doctorow writes contemporary science fiction blending contextual insight with journalistic depth. His recent books include For the Win; Makers; and Little Brother.