The Future of Freedom

Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation, interviewed by Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist and author.

In this conversation, we talk about Decentralization, Bitcoin v Cash, Human Rights, surveillance states, digital authoritarianism, activism in a digital age, the mixed blessings of encryption, what it means to be an open society, currency neutrality and beyond.

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Trond’s takeaway: freedoms need to be protected, one at a time, always, and as society and technology changes, more often that you would think. The future of freedom is only as bleak or bright as we ensure it will become through keeping a close watch.

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If you like this topic, you may enjoy other episodes of Futurized, such as episode 102, The Geotech Decade, episode 52, The Future of Peer-to-Peer, or episode 98, Free Speech on Social Media.

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