As the past couple of years have underscored, much of our modern society is organized around the internet. From work, to interpersonal communication, to news media, to leisure - over 80% of US adults use the internet every day, averaging almost 7 hours per day.
There is a growing concern in both government and civil society that the internet is not operating as it should. Two of the most common issues raised include consumer privacy and the centralization of control over internet infrastructure. And this is where Web3 comes in – a new version of the internet intended to solve all of these problems.
This week on the Buzz, we’re diving into Web3 to figure out what it is, how it works, and whether it will do what advocates say it will do.
Today's guest is Elizabeth Renieris, Professor of Technology Ethics at the University of Notre Dame and a fellow at both the Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab and the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.
Elizabeth's writing on Web3: https://www.cigionline.org/articles/amid-the-hype-over-web3-informed-skepticism-is-critical/
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