This event took place on Thursday 13 July. You can watch the recording below.
The rise of a new breed of tech titans has shifted the economic paradigm and governments are struggling to adapt. The result? Reduced consumer choice and entrenched economic inequalities.
With existing regulatory tools designed before the digital age, policymakers will need creative thinking to level up the playing field.
In his Minister for the Future piece tech author and Nesta’s Chief Practices Officer James Plunkett argues for a refresh of our regulatory toolkit to bring policy up to speed and open up the tech monopolies, not just break them apart.
In conversation with Alan Rusbridger, Editor of Prospect Magazine, James joined us live to discuss why we need to act now to tackle tech monopolies and how a forward-thinking regulatory framework could help us do so.
Alongside our expert panel, James and Alan explored the biggest challenges and underlying functionalities of our current tech landscape. Given the rapid changes and developments in tech, the panel carved out the most promising opportunities to shape technologies in favour of long term public benefits.
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