How the Internet Improves Humanity

Note: Presentation times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 10:30 am11:00 am

Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law


Given the time and energy we spend worrying about the Internet‘s flaws, it’s easy to forget how the Internet makes our lives better in many ways. This talk will highlight one under appreciated aspect: how the Internet has the capacity to improve the human species by increasing pro-social interactions and reducing anti-social ones. The talk will also show how this scenario probably won’t be realized because of misguided regulatory efforts to “fix” the Internet.

@conference {285617,
author = {Eric Goldman},
title = {How the Internet Improves Humanity},
year = {2023},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan,