David Ryan Polgar
David is an ambidextrous thinker who likes big ideas. As a “Tech Ethicist,” he explores our evolving relationship with social media and tech from an ethical, legal, and emotional perspective. Utilizing his background as an attorney, educator, and pop culture aficionado, David offers a fresh perspective on potential trends and ways to humanize our digital lives. He is currently a speaker (3-time TEDx), branding and communications consultant, and Trust & Safety for social messaging platform Friendbase. David is researching the impact that “scaling intimacy” has on human relationships, and working on an upcoming book. He is also the co-host for Funny as Tech.
He can be contacted at TechEthicist.com and @TechEthicist.
The average worker sends and receives over 120 emails every day, and many employees are stressed from late night and weekend work emails. France recently created a "Right to Disconnect" from the neverending emails. Will it work?
Is Facebook making you unhappy? A recent Danish study found that a one-week break from Facebook had positive effects concerning life satisfaction and increasing positive emotions.
Got Milk? If you are holding a carton of Soymilk you don't. Right now there is a battle over what can be defined as milk, and what can't be. With milk sales going down and plant-based beverage sales going up, it could be an all-out war.
An AI expert just stated that it will be considered socially normal to have sex with robots by the year 2040. Sure, you may be having sex with a robot--but what will this mean for your human relationship?
Will actors have to compete against dead celebrities for roles? Given the advance in CGI (Computer Generated Images) and VFX (Special Effects), Hollywood’s desire for bankable stars, and estates looking for additional revenue, it is all possible.
Despite our romanticized vision of social media as a global town square overflowing with diversity, the reality is that each user’s experience is hyper-filtered.
Here's something to think about the next time you see a filthy Abe Lincoln on the sidewalk.