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