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.
Taylor Owen on Six Insights from Season Three
Taylor reflects on six themes that emerged this season in conversations about big tech’s transformation of our economy, society and lives.
Jameel Jaffer on Free Speech in the Digital Era
The US First Amendment protects free speech, but how does that protection extend to online content moderation?
Geoffrey Cain on China’s Dystopian Surveillance State
China has created a technology-driven Orwellian surveillance state, where AI pre-crime systems and social credit scores can decide your fate.
Hong Shen on How Tech Really Works behind the Great Firewall
Western nations often paint the Chinese tech sector as a threat to freedom, an attack on surveillance and an extension of the state. Big Tech’s guest in this episode, Hong Shen, argues this simplistic framing isn’t quite accurate.
Victor Pickard on the Future of Journalism
If we consider the history of the US news industry, it’s clear that journalism has never fully achieved its potential. Now that the traditional model is faced with a complete market failure, it’s time to rethink the business of journalism.
Pranav Dixit on Modi’s Moves to Manipulate Platforms
The Indian government has imposed new “IT rules” that compel platforms to give the state unprecedented access to and control over user content.
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