2 Jun 2018 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Keeping up with the digital revolution / Debate

The public health risks of highly addictive media

Public health, loneliness and the right to be forgotten. Do we need to approach new technologies with social rules? How do infinite scrolling, chatbots and consumer rights intersect? As technology reshapes how we connect with fellow human beings, let's rethink what we need to feel fulfilled in our relationships and how our use of technologies affects our personal lives. Can people benefit from a greater "right to be forgotten" online? Is there a way to allow young people to enjoy their childhood without every antic and prank digitally recorded for ever more? Participate in this discussion to learn how technologies have either enhanced or functioned as an obstacle to people's wellbeing.