Night Nomads 2019.

2019: Rising above the dark side of digital

Our lives have seen vast improvements since Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1990. Perhaps we were always warned about its negative implications, however, the past 18 months have marked a big shift in our digital ecosystem – a realisation that trust is fragile and tech responsibility is critical. 

The darker side of digital is here, whether we like it or not.

Something Digital’s Night Nomad series will facilitate three frank and confronting conversations around the way in which digital technology is interfering with our lives. From data weaponisation to intimacy and our new robot servants, we will be asking the tough questions and looking for answers in all the dark places.  

Events at a glance

Nomad 1: The ethics of robot servants.

Robots are here to serve us. Whether they are vacuuming our carpets, acting as companions, working in our offices or carrying out other tasks, we are the ones barking orders. For now anyway. Is this our version of modern servitude? Should robots have rights?

Nomad 2: Exploring the tech behind intimacy.

It’s not all about sex robots and porn. Tech is enabling people to be more intimate, create deeper connections, learn more about themselves, reduce loneliness and also benefit those that face sexual challenges. 

Nomad 3: The simplicity of data weaponisation.

Data is one of the biggest threats to our generation. The democratisation of technology is enabling bad actors to manipulate data and corrupt individuals, from politicians (think Trump) to foreign fighters (think ISIS). 



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