The Future of South Africa – David Ansara

In this episode of ‘Solutions With David Ansara’, I speak with futurist, Bronwyn Williams of Flux Trends, about the relationship between technology and freedom.

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Bronwyn and I talk about the growing tendency of people to willingly reduce their individual freedom for the sake of technological convenience. 

Outsourcing your decision-making to automated algorithms will gradually erode your personal agency, she says.

We also delve into behavioural economics and discuss the moral problems with ‘nudging’ people to make decisions they would not have made otherwise. 

So-called ‘Libertarian Paternalism’ is an oxymoron, Bronwyn says.

We also explore the potential unintended consequences of environmental engineering, as well as the dangers of Modern Monetary Theory.

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