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Tech Won't Save Us

Paris Marx

Elon Musk has a tech solution for everything, but who do his ideas really serve? In each episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx will be joined a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its thought leaders, and the worldview that emanates from Silicon Valley. They will challenge the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by illustrating how separating tech from politics has consequences for nearly everyone, especially the most vulnerable. But if tech won't save us, what will? This podcast isn't simply about tearing down tech, but presenting radical ideas for a better world; one where cities are oriented around people instead of cars, where the economy serves the public instead of profit, and — yes — where tech is 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

How Foxconn Treats the Workers Who Built Your iPhone w/ Jenny ChanSeptember 17, 2020 Episode artwork A Better Internet Requires Ending the Monopolies w/ Cory DoctorowSeptember 10, 2020 Episode artwork Thinking about Tech in the Present Tense w/ Ben TarnoffSeptember 03, 2020 Episode artwork We Can’t Talk About Tech Without Talking About Resources w/ Thea RiofrancosAugust 27, 2020 Episode artwork How Tech Journalism Legitimized the Gig Economy w/ Sam HarnettAugust 20, 2020 Episode artwork What the History of TV Can Teach Us About Netflix w/ Tom EvensAugust 13, 2020 Episode artwork How to Defeat an Apple Store w/ Tania DavidgeAugust 06, 2020 Episode artwork The Boring Company is a Complete Joke w/ Alissa WalkerJuly 30, 2020 Episode artwork Space Mining Brings Capitalism to the Cosmos w/ Julie Michelle KlingerJuly 23, 2020 Episode artwork The Global South Holds a Better Future of Tech w/ Juan Ortiz FreulerJuly 16, 2020 Episode artwork Smart Tech Is Designed For Control w/ Jathan SadowskiJuly 09, 2020 Episode artwork Why Uber Failed at Micromobility w/ Aaron W. GordonJuly 02, 2020 Episode artwork Technofascism in India w/ Banu Subramaniam & Debjani BhattacharyyaJune 25, 2020 Episode artwork Amazon Wants to Dominate Everything w/ Brian MerchantJune 18, 2020 Episode artwork Tech Giants Don't Care About Black Lives w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.June 11, 2020 Episode artwork Art is More Than Ones and Zeroes w/ Nika Roza DanilovaJune 04, 2020 Episode artwork A Cooperative Vision for Technological Innovation w/ Dan HindMay 28, 2020 Episode artwork Uber's War on Drivers w/ Veena DubalMay 21, 2020 Episode artwork How Tech Platforms Affect Our Digital Lives w/ Joanne McNeilMay 19, 2020 Episode artwork History Shows Radical Futures Are Possible w/ Lizzie O'SheaMay 14, 2020 Episode artwork Tech Billionaires Think They’re Better Than You w/ Rob LarsonMay 12, 2020 Episode artwork Fighting Back Against the Tech Monopolies w/ Grace BlakeleyMay 07, 2020 Episode artwork Elon Musk is a Cult Leader w/ Ilari KailaMay 05, 2020 Episode artwork How Tech Distracts Us From the Bigger Picture w/ Bianca WylieApril 30, 2020 Episode artwork Bursting the Reality Bubble w/ Ziya TongApril 27, 2020 Episode artwork