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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

Embracing Glitch Feminism w/ Legacy RussellJune 10, 2021 Episode artwork The Sunset of the Californian Ideology? w/ Richard BarbrookJune 03, 2021 Episode artwork Why the Soviet Union Didn’t Build the Internet w/ Benjamin PetersMay 27, 2021 Episode artwork Project Cybersyn Shows All Tech is Political w/ Eden MedinaMay 20, 2021 Episode artwork How Many Times Has the Internet Already Died? w/ Kevin DriscollMay 13, 2021 Episode artwork How State Funding Built Silicon Valley w/ Margaret O’MaraMay 06, 2021 Episode artwork Celebrating One Year of Tech Won’t Save Us!April 29, 2021 Episode artwork What’s Next for Amazon Workers? w/ Kim KellyApril 22, 2021 Episode artwork 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