Artificial intelligence, digital, prediction, privacy, GDPR. All these buzzwords are being thrown around haphazardly without the public necessarily being educated about what they are and the reality behind them. One of the ‘verticals’ where this is particularly poignantly felt is in the case of politics – Cambridge Analytica, Brexit, Trump and the general shakeup in the world of statehood and political structures has drawn these two traditionally disparate topics together and begs the question; what’s the future of technologies in politics and the role of the state? After close to 5 years in digital politics and 40 or so campaigns, Sara has seen a lot from all sides of the political spectrum, including both sides of the Brexit campaign, several US presidential campaigns, and the turmoil in various European countries. She’s happy to share her hopes, delusions with the political world, as well as the future of digital and the state and the implications for privacy and the average person in the street.