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Published on Oct 21, 2013
Conflict has existing from the dawn of time, but in today's world, global connectivity is changing the nature of modern conflict. We have seen how developments in technology have both empowered those caught in situations of conflict, such as the use of online tools to map conflict zones, or the emergence of online activism that has proven a powerful force in challenging repressive regimes.
On October 20-22, 2013, in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gen Next Foundation, Google Ideas hosted the 'Conflict in a Connected World' summit. To build awareness of how conflict is being transformed by today's connected technologies, a diverse group ranging from a wide range of geographies and disciples, were brought together to discuss the future of conflict in the digital era.