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Alter Conf Dublin 2016

This presentation, by Eilís Ní Fhlannagáin, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0

Class is often overlooked when it applies to the technology sector. While the tech sector can help provide economic empowerment for working class people who are able to navigate that world, the ability to reap the benefits of it is at best, mixed. This talk will delve into the relationship working class people have had with emerging technology, from the oft misunderstood Luddites, to the current embedded market. Taking a bit of a Swiftian modest proposal, some hard questions will be asked about the focus on employment replacement ROI within the embedded sector, i.e. Why do we want to replace low wage truck drivers with self driving trucks when the ROI for replacing a CEO with an automated system would be much higher?

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