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FEATURING RAMESH SRINIVASAN – The advent of the internet came with visions of a democratic future where things like free speech, democracy, equality, and prosperity would be unleashed from the forces that held them back.

But today’s economy, increasingly dominated by digital technology, has given rise to the so-called “gig economy” of poorly paid and insecure jobs, disinformation and fake news distorting our elections, and racism and hate spreading.

Writing in a new book about how we can indeed take back the internet and steer it to live up to its proclaimed ideals is Ramesh Srinivasan.

Ramesh Srinivasan will be speaking on Thursday November 21 at 7:30 pm at Skylight Books in Los Angeles.

Ramesh Srinivasan is Professor of Information Studies and Design Media Arts at UCLA. His earlier books are ‘Whose Global Village: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World and After the Internet’. His new book is called ‘Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow‘.

**This segment was originally broadcast on November 18, 2019.

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