Today's Power of Disenfranchisement: Are Data Scientists the New High Priests?

Today's Power of Disenfranchisement: Are Data Scientists the New High Priests?

Computational Thinking—The New Literacy

Our democracies face a massive challenge today. The battleground for electoral success is based on information that few are equipped to question. A small elite manages our thoughts through knowledge only they possess, to the exclusion of most citizens.

I am talking about the overriding effect of modern data science and more generally computation in our societies. Just a tiny fraction of our populations are educated in directly applying computational thinking to information, arguments and decisions they have to take. Including about government. Including about voting.

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