EVENT: The Digital Revolution and the State – Sep 19

Looks like an interesting event at the University of Minnesota

All the components of the “Digital Revolution,” from silicon to software, were spawned by the American state, echoing previous state contributions to the development and deployment of transformational technologies. Now, the digital revolution has reached take-off velocity with global reach.

It has generated unprecedented disruption through IT-enabled globalization, automation and financialization, radically increasing inequality and undermining social stability. Far from depending on state support, it is attacking the authority of the state at multiple levels, even undermining the integrity of the political process in which the authority of the state rests.

The delegitimization of the state as an economic actor not only looks backward, given its failure to buffer its constituents from the consequences of the digital revolution, but it also reaches forward; it limits the state’s contribution — not only in America — to the next and much-needed “green revolution,” where China is poised to play the leading role.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 6:00pm
Johnson Great Room | McNamara Alumni Center | 200 Oak Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455


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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

2 thoughts on “EVENT: The Digital Revolution and the State – Sep 19

    • It’s a free event – it might be worth contacting the hosts to see if that’s something they would consider. I try to make sure we stream most of the Blandin events – it’s great for people when the time or location doesn’t work.

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