Dr. Laura Drake is an independent scholar and philosopher of technology, specializing in the study of the deep, invisible effects of 21st century algorithmic technologies on human society, autonomy, and agency. She recently served as the chair of a panel entitled “Powerful People and More Powerful Technologies” at the Society for Philosophy and Technology conference at Texas A&M University, and is author of the paper “Frictionless Technologies: The Innovation of Human Obsolescence,” currently in peer review.