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Will technology widen the power gap? In conversation with Azeem Azhar

Will technology widen the power gap? In conversation with Azeem Azhar

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This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital-only tickets are available.

Azeem Azhar, writer, entrepreneur and creator of the hit Exponential View newsletter and podcast – argues that accelerating technology risks leaving our social institutions behind, with devastating implications for our way of life. His newsletter, Exponential View is regarded as one of the best researched and most thought-provoking newsletters in tech. In his new book, Azhar draws on nearly three decades of conversations with the world’s leading thinkers, to outline models that explain the effects technology is having on society. New technology, he shows, is developing at an increasing, exponential rate. But human-built institutions – from our businesses to our political norms – can only ever adapt at a slower, incremental pace. The result is an ‘exponential gap’ – between the power of new technology and our ability to keep up.  

Pre-order Azeem’s book Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It.


Alexi Mostrous
Investigations Editor