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By May 10, 2015Industry News

Who’s shaping the modern business universe?

Are smartphones making us smarter?

Is Obamacare immoral?

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WIRED Business Conference

An interactive cross-pollination of approaches and solutions, the WIRED Business Conference is designed to inspire fresh thinking, stir new ideas, and introduce you to the true doers in the modern business universe. Join Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, and skateboarder Rodney Mullen. Learn more

WIRED Business Conference

Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other-a ubiquitous and seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity? It’s been said that smart technology creates dependency on devices, narrows our world to echo chambers, and impairs cognitive skills through shortcuts and distraction.

Are smart tech devices guiding so much of our decision making that we are losing autonomy without even realizing it? Or are these concerns an overstatement of the negative effects of high-tech consumption? Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates presents Smart Technology Is Making Us Dumb.

Tech writer Nicholas Carr and internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen will argue for the motion; Intel Labs VP Genevieve Bell and the Berkman Center’s David Weinberger will argue against. Learn more

WIRED Business Conference

Political scientist Jim Morone will share his views on the “moral foundations of health insurance,” breaking through the traditional conservative two-dimensional thinking.  See how longstanding political traditions in the United States undergird very different conceptions of what we owe one another, including different views on the role of the state and private sector in protecting citizens from health care costs, and find out how this history will impact this summer’s Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.  Learn more

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