Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy
The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy is an independent team of academic researchers at the University of Cambridge, who are radically rethinking the power relationships between digital technologies, society and the planet.
The Centre is based at the University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Researchers at the Centre believe that the uncontrolled accumulation of power by technology companies poses major threats to democracy and the planet.
It is crucial now that democratic control over tech monopolies is asserted, to protect societies and the environment.
Through a vigorous research agenda, they plan to make an impact and deliver positive changes in society’s relationship with digital technology.
Digital technology has transformed the world; the challenge is how to reclaim it for civil society.
The four key goals to tackle in this research are:
- Enhancing public understanding of digital technologies and their societal effects.
- Exposing the global environmental consequences of digital technology
- Proposing solutions for the harmful impact of digital technologies on workers’ rights
- Building informed trust in digital technology and asserting the primacy of democratic values over corporate interests
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