24C3 - 1.01

24th Chaos Communication Congress
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Day Day 3 (2007-12-29)
Room Saal 2
Start time 18:30
Duration 01:00
ID 2272
Event type lecture
Track Society
Language en

Hacking in the age of declining everything

What can we do when everything we thought turns out to be wrong

It is thought by many that the world may be facing Peaks in fossil fuel production and catastrophic climate change. These huge problems put into question the Industrial Civilisation and call for, at the very least, massive changes to society if humanity is to survive. Do hackers have a role to play in a post transition society? What sort of things should hackers know and prepare for in such a future?

1) A Challenge to everything we know: Peak Oil/Gas and Climate Change

A quick run down of some of the core ideas and concepts behind these threats to industrial society and the human species as a whole.

2) A Hacker's view of our choices and our role in the process of change

If Climate change and Peaking fossil fuel production pose threats to human society, how can hackers help to make the change to a more sustainable way of being less traumatic. Does the future have a place for the technology abusers and tweakers?

3) One Hacker's personal recollection of a trip into one possible future

I had the chance to go to Kenya's border with Somalia with the UN aid effort in 2006. In this place many of the catastrophes that are foretold for the rest of the world have already happened, with governmental collapse, lack of resources and war. Rather weirdly, many many people displayed all kinds of traits one would expect to find in Hackers...