Technology and Post Capitalism

On this panel:
David Harvey, Paul Mason, Aaron Bastani, Alice Bell and James Meadway.
Since the inventions of agriculture and writing, technology has endured an intimate relationship with politics, serving to both disrupt and uphold concentrations of power. But do the technologies of the new century, from computing to synthetic biology, create a new set of possibilities? Are they the bridge to a different kind of society?

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