Past Event

Minds For Sale: The Future of the Internet - and How to Stop It

Thu, Nov 19 2009 - 6:30pm

Minds for Sale

Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard University; Author, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

In conversation with Amanda Congdon, Co-president, Oxmour Entertainment; Co-owner, Rocketboom; Independent Videoblogger, Starring Amanda Congdon

Imagine a future in which passengers on a subway stare into screens for a few minutes – and earn as much money in that time as their respective skills and stations allow. New projects like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and LiveOps are making the application of human brainpower as purchasable and fungible as additional server rackspace. Zittrain will discuss a future in which human computing is ubiquitous and nearly any mental act can be bought and sold.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. reception and book signing
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)