Depending who you ask, big tech is either going to save humanity or destroy us. Taylor Owen thinks it’s a little more complicated than that. Join him in conversation with leading thinkers as they make sense of a world transformed by technology.
Rod Sims on Australia’s New Law to Rebalance Media Power
Australia’s new law seeks to fix a market failure in the journalism industry by requiring Facebook and Google to pay local media outlets and publishers for links to their work.
Bishop Steven Croft on Keeping Humanity at the Centre of New Technology
It is important to keep that which makes us human at the centre, both when building and using new technology.
Lana Swartz on the Power of Payment Platforms
The events around GameStop’s stock price show how digital platforms can impact our financial systems.
Joan Donovan on How Platforms Enabled the Capitol Hill Riot
The January 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, demonstrated how online disinformation, amplification and platform algorithms have real-world impacts.
Beeban Kidron on Why Children Need a Safer Internet
Online platforms aren’t designed with children in mind. For example, children are unaware of the risks that recommended content, auto-play and nudges bring to their use of the internet. Do digital spaces need strict design and development guidelines for services that will be used by young people?
Ron Deibert on Resetting Our Relationship with Technology
The systems that underlie modern technology have gaping vulnerabilities that are being exploited by nations around the globe to maintain power and exert control.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Best podcast on big tech, society, and governance
Best tech and society podcast that I have encountered. Taylor delivers incredibly clear and cogent opinions that explain how Big Tech operates within a larger social, political, and economic milieu. Must-listen for anyone who’s interested in these issues.
It’s also just a gosh darn pleasure to listen to a podcast host who’s well spoken and respectful of divergent opinions.
Topical and interesting
Always a great listen and I look forward to the rest of the season.
Love the new format!
New season is great, love the longer format and one-on-one conversations