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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

Vaccine Passports Are Not the Solution w/ Elizabeth RenierisApril 16, 2021 Episode artwork Bursting the NFT Bubble w/ Jacob SilvermanApril 08, 2021 Episode artwork Digital Redlining in the Frictionless Society w/ Chris GilliardApril 01, 2021 Episode artwork Elon Musk Isn’t Saving Humanity w/ Manu SaadiaMarch 25, 2021 Episode artwork How Britain Killed its Computing Industry w/ Mar HicksMarch 18, 2021 Episode artwork Is Bill Gates a “Good” Billionaire? w/ Tim SchwabMarch 11, 2021 Episode artwork How Algorithms Are Transforming Work w/ Callum CantMarch 04, 2021 Episode artwork Why We Need a Luddite Politics of Tech w/ Gavin MuellerFebruary 25, 2021 Episode artwork Australia’s Plan to Make Tech Pay for News w/ Lizzie O’SheaFebruary 18, 2021 Episode artwork How Indonesian Gig Workers Are Organizing w/ Rida QadriFebruary 11, 2021 Episode artwork Amazon’s Vigorous Opposition to Unions w/ Lauren Kaori GurleyFebruary 04, 2021 Episode artwork How Nostalgia Serves Corporate Power w/ Grafton TannerJanuary 28, 2021 Episode artwork How YouTube Normalizes Right-Wing Extremism w/ Becca LewisJanuary 21, 2021 Episode artwork Why We Need a Democratic Approach to Data w/ Salomé ViljoenJanuary 14, 2021 Episode artwork The Frictionless World of Silicon Valley w/ Anna WienerJanuary 07, 2021 Episode artwork Platforms for Public Good w/ Mathew Lawrence & Thomas HannaDecember 30, 2020 Episode artwork The Complex Systems that Govern Our Lives w/ Tim MaughanDecember 23, 2020 Episode artwork How Urban Tech Increases Corporate Control w/ David BanksDecember 17, 2020 Episode artwork Why Game and Tech Workers Are Organizing w/ Emma KinemaDecember 10, 2020 Episode artwork Fighting for Gig Workers’ Rights After Prop 22 w/ Wilfred ChanDecember 03, 2020 Episode artwork How Spotify is Built On Artist Exploitation w/ Liz PellyNovember 26, 2020 Episode artwork The Injury Crisis in Amazon Warehouses w/ Will EvansNovember 19, 2020 Episode artwork How Video Games are Shaped by Capitalism w/ Daniel JosephNovember 12, 2020 Episode artwork Jobs Suck, But Not Because of Automation w/ Aaron BenanavNovember 05, 2020 Episode artwork Section 230 Protects Free Expression Online w/ Evan GreerOctober 29, 2020 Episode artwork