How the Net destroyed democracy | Lawrence Lessig Why the majority is always wrong | Paul 2 days ago   27:43

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Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig serves on the Board of the AXA Research Fund, and on the advisory boards of Creative Commons and the Sunlight Foundation. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American’s Top 50 Visionaries. Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale.

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Due to climate change we may have just 10 years left. We all have wasted 27 minutes of those 10 years watching something that will never happen in the timescale we have left.
George Petersen
I feel like spitting at the TV.
Climate There is no democracy my friend. At this point it is the elite vs everyone else. They want to rule over the normal person. Not just in America this is happening world wide. This is a world wide plan the elite are trying to make happen. People better wake up because they are moving faster and faster towards their objective. Censoring the internet and media, Turning cops into low iq military units. Time to wake up people
Spike Cohen
If the net destroys democracy, then it will be one of the greatest things to come from it.

Democracy is the failed idea that the people can be shielded from their base impulses by allowing them to form voting blocks and use violence by proxy against other blocks.

Meanwhile, you don't really think the net destroyed democracy. You're just bitter that the Republicrat you don't like won.
Marcus Crowley
Thanks, Lawrence.
Kurt Hermann
This guy is a raging socialist nobody who got his degree as the toy prize in a box of CrackerJack.
Cinnamon Girl
LOL (this talk) gee what happened?? we had Al Gore invent the internet to influence public thought, threw an election, and still couldn't get our 'gal' in? something must be wrong with democracy... lmao smh
Brian Baltzly
In April 2019 . Donald Trump Survived a attempted government overthrow because of the net
Art Gardner
I don't trust polls.
Andy Sammy
This guy has always been ahead of his time
Jim Sullivan
It's not a democracy. It's a republic. I get it you don't like Trump. So because Trump won you don't like the Internet anymore?
Desert Wanderer
Democracy is a fraud. Happiness, peace and justice is through believing in and obeying God.
paul barnes
if only the leftist assholes did not control the net trying to limit free speech and regulate how people think
Shouldn’t ted talks be like around 15 minutes. Just curious
False argument at the second minute - you can call my wife - she has degree in argumentation - could teach you better.
Gene Sky
The speaker is a Idot
You clown why dont you talk about direct democracy using the web.
Bryan Scandrett
Lessig is a socialist arguing for state control over information. And what a weak argument.
He argues for 'we the people' but only so long as what we know is controlled by them, the state.
A socialist state. And he has TDS.
Katherine Seymour
Things? Clever. Increased volumes of questions always lead to increased tendency for critique. People answer to the task of finding a solution once another calls on them to investigate something/someone they place in doubt. Agreement to subjugate any subject creates two-fold convictions prior to the exchange of any more useful information.
Music Lover
The internet is a tool for search for information but it was corrupted by those providing the service, huge corporations. They flood the internet with lies making the internet a dangerous place.
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