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Book Launch with SAMUEL WOOLLEY at Books Inc. Berkeley

Samuel Woolley author photo and The Reality Game cover image

Writer and researcher Samuel Woolley joins us at Books Inc. Berkeley for a Book Launch celebrating his timely work, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth.

Fake news posts and Twitter trolls were just the beginning. What will happen when misinformation moves from our social media feeds into our everyday lives?
Despite Samuel Woolley's warnings as early as 2013, the problem of online disinformation stormed our political process in 2016 and has only worsened since. Yet as Woolley shows in this urgent book, it may pale in comparison to what's to come: human-like automated voice systems, machine learning, "deepfake" AI-edited videos and images, interactive memes, virtual reality, and more. In stories both deeply researched and compellingly written, Woolley describes this future and imagines its profound impact on our politics.
Information literacy is an essential ingredient in a healthy democracy, and The Reality Game shows how the breakneck rate of technological change is making it nearly impossible. Woolley argues for a new culture of invention, one built around accountability and especially transparency. We cannot afford to continue re-litigating the past. Instead, we must follow signals to prevent manipulation in the future--and use our new tools not to control people but to empower them.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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Books: 
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The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541768253
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: PublicAffairs - January 7th, 2020

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