I was invited to speak at the CYFY Conference on the relationship between technology and the state.
The notion of state sovereignty does not face an existential challenge, but certainly requires a radical re-imagination in the digital era. Are emerging technologies helping the state reassert its mandate over the individual? How is such an assertion manifesting itself? Governments are more in control today than at any point since the end of the Cold War over the economic and political affairs of their citizenry: will digital tools, by augmenting the state’s capacity to surveil, govern and regulate, ironically stem the tide of globalisation?