Edward Snowden & Gavin Wood – Trust and transparency in the metaverse era
Trust and Transparency in the Metaverse – First debate. Then change. Edward Snowden sparked discourse about the lack of accountability of modern global surveillance systems and the threats to the human right to privacy in the digital age. Is the rate of change moving as quickly as the speed of innovation? With the rise of digital twins, the emergence of the metaverse, and an even-more networked world, what can we learn from the past to avoid making detrimental choices as we further develop technology? What are the parallels and red flags in current and emerging technologies? What must technology creators and changemakers do to build checks and balances and minimize the negative implications of their technological advancements on society and individuals?