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Tech Won't Save Us

Paris Marx

Silicon Valley has a solution for everything, but who do its ideas really serve? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its thought leaders, and the worldview it spreads. They challenge the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. But if tech won't save us, what will? This podcast isn't simply about tearing tech down; it also presents radical ideas for tech designed for human flourishing instead of surveillance, acquisitions, or to boost stock prices. A better world is possible, and so is better technology.

Recent Episodes

Don’t Give Surveillance for Christmas w/ Chris GilliardNovember 25, 2021 Episode artwork Net-Zero Uses Technofixes to Delay Climate Action w/ Sabrina FernandesNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork How Amazon is Changing the Books We Read w/ Mark McGurlNovember 11, 2021 Episode artwork Why the Metaverse Must Be Stopped w/ Brian MerchantNovember 04, 2021 Episode artwork Can Nostalgia Inspire a Better Future? w/ Grafton TannerOctober 28, 2021 Episode artwork What Gig Work Means for Women in India w/ Noopur RavalOctober 21, 2021 Episode artwork Beating Uber at the UK Supreme Court w/ Yaseen AslamOctober 19, 2021 Episode artwork Solidarity in Canada’s Gig Economy w/ Jennifer Scott & Brice SopherOctober 14, 2021 Episode artwork Gig Work is Not a Novelty in Brazil w/ Rafael GrohmannOctober 12, 2021 Episode artwork The Fight for Gig Workers’ Rights in Europe w/ Ben WrayOctober 07, 2021 Episode artwork Migrant Workers in Australia’s Gig Economy w/ Tyler RiordanOctober 05, 2021 Episode artwork How Race Was Central to Prop 22 w/ Veena DubalSeptember 30, 2021 Episode artwork The Amazon Union Drive Comes to Canada w/ Sara MojtehedzadehSeptember 23, 2021 Episode artwork What Apple Won’t Tell You About the iPhone w/ Brian MerchantSeptember 16, 2021 Episode artwork The Creation of a Black Cyberculture w/ André BrockSeptember 09, 2021 Episode artwork Big Tech Entrenches US Power w/ Michael KwetSeptember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Blockchain Won’t Save the Global South w/ Olivier JutelAugust 26, 2021 Episode artwork How Neoliberalism Seized the Internet w/ Dan GreeneAugust 19, 2021 Episode artwork How Smart is the Smart City? w/ Shannon MatternAugust 12, 2021 Episode artwork How Australia Used Tech Against Welfare Recipients w/ Dhakshayini SooriyakumaranAugust 05, 2021 Episode artwork How Streaming is Reshaping the Film Industry w/ Peter LabuzaJuly 29, 2021 Episode artwork Demystifying the Billionaire Space RaceJuly 22, 2021 Episode artwork “Sleep Dealer” and the Border Politics of Tech w/ Alex RiveraJuly 15, 2021 Episode artwork Tech Criticism Before the Techlash w/ Zachary LoebJuly 08, 2021 Episode artwork Bitcoin is a Right-Wing Technology w/ David GolumbiaJuly 01, 2021 Episode artwork