Tech Won't Save Us

The metaverse and web3 are the latest in a long line of commercial frameworks the tech industry has tried to force on us to enhance its power and profits. In this podcast from The Nation, Paris Marx speaks with experts every Thursday to dissect what new technologies and the companies behind them are doing to our world, and why we should stop them.

Network cables in a server room in New York City, 2014.

How Foreverism Degrades Our Culture, With Grafton Tanner How Foreverism Degrades Our Culture, With Grafton Tanner

On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, a discussion about the dangers of companies’ co-opting nostalgia.

Feb 22, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

How Interfaces Shape Our Relationship to Tech

How Interfaces Shape Our Relationship to Tech How Interfaces Shape Our Relationship to Tech

On this episode of the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast, Zachary Kaiser explains why data isn’t an accurate reflection of the world.

Feb 15, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

French President Emmanuel Macron looks at his smartphone.

France’s Start-Up Nation Is a Neoliberal Hell France’s Start-Up Nation Is a Neoliberal Hell

On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Nastasia Hadjadji to discuss Emmanuel Macron’s plan to run France like a tech company.

Feb 8, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

Victor Pickard on What’s Really Killing the News Media

Victor Pickard on What’s Really Killing the News Media Victor Pickard on What’s Really Killing the News Media

On this episode of the Tech Won't Save Us podcast, a discussion on the crisis in journalism.

Feb 1, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

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How Spotify Tried to Take Over Podcasting—With Eric Silver How Spotify Tried to Take Over Podcasting—With Eric Silver

On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, a discussion of Spotify's futile effort to dominate podcasts.

Jan 25, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

AI Hype Distracted Us From Real Problems—With Timnit Gebru

AI Hype Distracted Us From Real Problems—With Timnit Gebru AI Hype Distracted Us From Real Problems—With Timnit Gebru

On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, a discussion on the past year in artificial intelligence.

Jan 18, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

In this photo illustration, the social medias applications logos, Twitter, Messenger, Telegram, Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat, Gmail, Facebook and Google are displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone.

What Social Media Meant for the Mass Protest Decade What Social Media Meant for the Mass Protest Decade

On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Vincent Bevins discusses why the horizontalism of the 2010s mass protest movements didn’t quite work.

Jan 11, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

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