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The price of technological progress
On the occasion of the Day of Italian Research around the World, the Embassy of Italy in London will be holding an event with epidemiologist Paolo Vineis (Imperial College London), physicist Roberto Cingolani (Leonardo Company) and journalist Luca Carra (Scienza in Rete), who are the authors of the book Prevenire. Manifesto per una tecnopolitica ["Forearmed: Manifesto for Technopolitcs"] (Einaudi, 2020). The event will be part of the "Science for Society" conference.

The event will take place in webinar format on 17 November 2020 at 6pm GMT.

The technical progress that has developed alongside our civilisation for over ten thousand years has improved our quality of life, given us hope, and turned Homo sapiens into the dominant species on the planet. But now the bill has arrived in the form of three debts: socioeconomic (in the form of inequality), environmental (climate change, pollution, reduction of biodiversity) and cognitive (the aspects of the modern infosphere). The coronavirus pandemic is one aspect of these debts that we are seeing develop in real time.

The book puts forward a number of proposals to repay the debts, through policies designed to systematically reduce inequality, new social and technological practices that activate both environmental and health, and promotion of an "ecology of the mind" that makes public communication systems more fair and sustainable.

Moderator: Luisa Tondelli
Speakers: Paolo Vineis, Roberto Cingolani, Luca Carra

In collaboration with Zadig, Milano.

Nov 17, 2020 06:00 PM in London

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