An evening with Zadie Smith

I had a much needed evening to listen to a beautiful and optimistic writer speak on some of the most challenging topics today. It was a full house. Our seats weren't that great but I still managed to sneak this shot in of the conversation.

Zadie inspired me to think about some of the most challenging aspects about growing up in an environment dominated by technology, social media and digital content. I thought about that and about the information diet that I regularly put myself on. I thought about fake news and how fake news could be fake news. People are getting smarter. Robots are getting smarter. What frightens me far more than the consumption of fake news is the creation of taboo news i.e. topics which may not even be discussed due to the lack of trust disseminated by fake news. If that occurs, that's when the robots will really have won.

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