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Cambridge Forum: Rachel Botsman

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Who Can You Trust?
How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart

Date

Nov
21
Tuesday
November 21, 2017
7:00 PM

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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Cambridge Forum is pleased to present RACHEL BOTSMAN, visiting academic at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, to discuss her latest book Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart.

About Who Can You Trust?

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust?

From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust—far from it.

In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history--with fundamental consequences for everyone. A new world order is emerging: we might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people rent their homes to total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of "distributed trust," a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship.

If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost, and repaired in the digital age. In the first book to explain this new world, Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape--and explores what's next for humanity.

Rachel Botsman
Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman is a visiting academic at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School. A world-renowned expert on trust, Botsman was named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Her TED talks have been viewed over 3.5 million times. She writes for the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Wired, and more.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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