“A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves: an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.”
In the realised Orwellian nightmare of government surveillance and data retention, individual privacy is threatened and swift justice is dealt to those who interfere with the workings of national security and intelligence. Few who risk their freedom exposing the secrets of the government dodge the repercussions, and for their own survival are forced to flee to tell their story. This is the story of Edward Snowden, told to Australian audiences in May 2016.
Watch the whistleblowing warrior wax lyrical on the dangers of Australia’s growing governmental surveillance, the tumultuous relationship between individualism and ‘national security’, and on the actions that polarised him as a paladin for the public and a public enemy to politicians. (Appearing via a video link)
After serving as a high-level technology and cybersecurity specialist across US government agencies, Snowden became a hero to all who value governmental transparency as he revealed to the world that the National Security Agency (NSA) was seizing private records from billions of everyday civilians. The result of his heroic risks and the alarming discoveries that came with them led to the most significant US surveillance policy in almost three decades, making him a public enemy and forcing him to seek political asylum in Russia.
Appearing via video link, the controversial conqueror of social justice will enlighten audiences on how he did what he did, and most importantly, why he did it in An Evening with Edward Snowden. Brought to you by Think Inc. – the team behind the Australian tours of Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz, Dr Michio Kaku, Dr Cornel West, and The ‘Amazing’ James Randi – An Evening with Edward Snowden provides a rare opportunity to grant an audience with one of the most revered freethinkers of the 21st century.WHAT: An evening with Edward Snowden
WHEN: 28/05/2016 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)
WHERE: Big Top Luna Park
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