Date(s) - 04/21/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Clara Barton (Peace Hall)
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This week’s theme is technology – and not in a good way. On tap is a series of videos that explore and explain: That apps and devices are intentionally designed to be addictive, using the same psychological hacks that make slot machines so successful; how and why these abilities are being aimed at children; the immense and diverse amounts of data that are being collected in the Attention-Surveillance economy and some of the obvious and astonishing ways it is used; and surveillance as a moral and civil rights issue – how it affects social inequality and empowers governments to clamp down on protest and dissent.
SMF meets for one hour on Sunday morning (9:30-10:30). Our purpose is to expose ourselves to topics of current relevance. Sometimes we have videos to get us started. We always have lively discussion.