Session in German
Parallel Worlds of our Society: How Cohesion May Succeed and the Role of Technology
We can see it all around us – more and more citizens, parties and organisations are talking loudly at cross purposes. The media flash is more important than the search for truth. Fact-based discussions are hardly possible or don’t reach the target groups. Institutions, science and politics lose their credibility. This shakes democracies to their very foundations.
In his latest publication ‘The Destruction’, Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg’s Senator for Culture and Media analysed these developments. He calls for new thinking, for new political truths. Together we discuss whether German Youtuber vlogger Rezo symbolises a form of new politics with 15 million views on his personal political take on. What role do technologies play in the divergence of society and how can a reconstruction of trust and social cohesion be achieved.