Intelligence Squared Asia - The Internet Is Making Us Stupid

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, S221

“The Internet Is Making Us Stupid”

 

A debate motion for the iPad/Kindle/Twitter/Facebook era. 

 

Intelligence Squared Asia proudly present their next event in Hong Kong, “The Internet Is Making Us Stupid,” on 28 October 2010.

 

In a classic analogue face-to-face debate, key figures in today’s new media landscape square off on the issues: How do we define “quality of life” in the Internet age? In what ways does the Internet impact concentration, happiness and real-life social networking? What does the web mean for real innovation and creativity? How does the omnipresence of the web increase personal liberty in countries like China where there is official regulation?

For the Motion

Jeremy O’Grady
Jeremy O’Grady
Editor-in-Chief of "The Week" magazine in the UK.
Thomas Crampton
Thomas Crampton
Asia-Pacific Director of 360 Digital Influence for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and blogger at www.thomascrampton.com.

Moderator

Joanne Ooi
Joanne Ooi
CEO of Clean Air Network and a pioneer of social media in the Asian NGO industry.

Against the Motion

Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales
Founder of www.wikipedia.org and a prominent American Internet entrepreneur.
Kaiser Kuo
Kaiser Kuo
Director of international communications for Baidu, Inc., leading commentator in China and rock musician.
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