OpenCare: The Future of welfare in the hands of hackers

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Description The migration issue dominates the European political debate. The influx of migrants, some people say, will break the European welfare system. Any new person coming in is reducing the amount of care that others can get. Care is a zero-sum game. Is that really the case?

It turns out that, when faced with care challenges, communities rise to meet them. By doing so, they step outside of our current paradigm, one of provision of care services by a combination of the state and private business. This changes the game completely to one of decentralization and reciprocity.

In this talk, we explore some of the amazing care services that communities are providing - right now - to people that the state and private business have let down. We then ask how we, as the tech community, could support these initiatives to become more resilient and to scale where possible.

Tags health, hardware, software, politics, infrastructure, autarchy, welfare, housing, community, medicine, resilience, disruption, sustainability, open science, hacktivism, money, investment, privacy, security, migration, refugees, facism, authoritarians
Person organizing Ladyniasan
Language en - English
en - English
Duration 5
Desired session Day 2
Desired timeframe begin