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Gadgets, Dreams and Dilemmas (Sydney Science Festival 2021)

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Jaron Lanier is a pioneering American technologist best known as one of the founders of 'virtual reality' (VR) - a term he coined.

For the 2021 Sydney Science Festival we have assembled this collection to prompt a conversation about digital technologies and their origins, the ethical quandaries surrounding automation, artificial intelligence and social media, and the culture and ideology of Silicon Valley - where Lanier has been on the forefront of technological innovation since the 1980s.