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Does technology threaten our survival?

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm. Event 7.30-9.30pm.
The Oxford Retreat, 1-2 Hythe Bridge St,
Oxford OX1 2EW
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Join the renowned evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin for an evening of debate, as she brings a unique evolutionary point of view to the debate surrounding our use of social media and AI.

Does technology threaten our survival?

Dr Anna Machin (Evolutionary anthropologist)
Human innovation is amazing. But for the first time technological evolution is drastically outstripping biological evolution - what are supposed to be our tools are now our masters. Anna will argue that it is the mismatch between these two essential aspects of our evolution which has led us to experience a mental health crisis and a drastic reduction in life satisfaction. She will argue that we need to learn to take back control, with a warning for the future that unless we come to understand who we are as a species and learn from our experiences with social media, AI threatens our humanity.
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