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IQ2 Debate: Tear Down the Tech Giants!

Tue 27 Mar 2018
$39 GA / $16-28 concession
When today’s tech giants burst into Silicon Valley, we hailed them as the democratising disruptors of old-school media. The rich information and consumer conveniences they offer have seen them eclipse their elders to become Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple – the most successful media companies to ever exist.

But a techlash is brewing. Deliberately addictive apps that change users’ neural pathways, inaction on online bullying, abuse of data, tax evasion, fake news, aggressive monopolising, and Russian bots meddling with US democracy are just some of the criticisms being hurled.

They’re in our pockets, homes, and heads. Is it time to tear up the influence of the tech giants? Or does this deny all the social good our reliably innovative harbingers of progress provide?

IQ2 is an international debate series where two teams of two people argue for and against a motion. You decide who is victor and get to pose questions and provocations to the panel in these highly participatory debates.

IQ2 Australia covers the biggest issues of our times, building a bridge between ideological extremes to deliver smart, civil and engaging debate. Join us for our tenth year anniversary and help make the world a more intelligent place. Save big with subscriptions.
Sydney Town Hall
483 George St,
Sydney NSW 2000
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