, 2022-12-21 12:01:11,
In interviewing Garry Kasparov before, we spent time talking about his support for bitcoin, and his enthusiasm for marrying technology and human rights through chairing initiatives like the Human Rights Foundation, which hosts the Oslo Freedom Forum. Now, after interviewing him during the Collision Conference which took place in Toronto in June 2022, the world is a very different place than when I last interviewed him. With the outbreak of war, and the conflict between democratic and autocratic values on full display, it was time to ask him for his thoughts again on the state of the world.
These interview questions and answers are from a recorded transcript of our conversation together.
What do you think of the current state of the world and what seems to be the general rise of autocracy?
Now the future of autocracy and democracy depends on the outcome of the war [in Ukraine]. This is the front line of the war between freedom and tyranny and if Putin, God forbid wins, well, then we are entering the Dark Ages.
If Ukraine wins, I think it’s the change of these negative trends, as you mentioned, of…
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