Evgeny Morozov is a Stanford visiting scholar, Net Effect blogger, and the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. Before visiting Zócalo to lecture on the ways authoritarian regimes manipulate New Media, he answered a few questions in the Green Room.
Q. What is your fondest childhood memory?
A. I grew up in the Soviet Union. We didn’t have fond childhood memories.
Q. Who is one person, living or dead, that you’d like to have a beer with?
Q. What do you wish that you had the nerve to do?
A. Become a full-time writer.
Q. What surprises you most about your life right now?
A. How many interviews I can do in a day.
Q. What’s the last habit you tried to kick?
A. I don’t have bad habits.
Q. What do you do to clear your mind?
Q. What is something that very few people know about you?
A. I was born and grew up 200 miles from the Chernobyl area.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about Palo Alto, where you’re living now?
A. Nature; the green stuff.
Q. If you had another life, what would be your profession?
A. A rock musician.
Q. Who would play you in a movie?
A. Russell Crowe.
Q. What was your first car?
A. I don’t drive.
Q. If you could spend a night in any museum, what museum would it be?
A. The Louvre in Paris.
Q. What’s the last thing that made you laugh really hard?
A. My bank statement.
To read more about Evgeny’s lecture, please click here.
*Photo by Aaron Salcido.