Feature: Reimagining Our High-Tech World

Illustration by Brian Stauffer

The Fall 2023 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review featured a piece by Omidyar Network CEO Mike Kubzansky.

Although digital technology and society are increasingly and inextricably linked, digital technology must develop in service of society. We must first define the type of society we want and then determine how best to use technology’s potential to realize it.

For decades, the United States has allowed digital technology to expand unmoored from any societal vision. Despite a history of standing up to protect people’s rights, Americans have remained uncharacteristically complacent, accepting digital technology’s impact on our economy, democracy, criminal-justice system, and social fabric as inevitable.

This acquiescence may be ending.

Read the full feature from the Stanford Social Innovation Review here.