No Tech for Tyrants

Anti-Dystopians #5

Christmas in the UK has (sort of) been cancelled, but the Anti-Dystopians has not! This week, we talked with Mallika Balakrishnan, one of the original founders of the collective No Tech for Tyrants. We discussed tech activism, problems with Palantir and how centering the conversation around the people and communities that tech and policies impact can help us frame discussions of technology and politics. 

As always, you can listen to it here or subscribe here (Spotify) or here (Apple Podcasts).

In honor of Elon Musk being named Fortune Magazine’s Businessperson of the Year, here’s a photo of Californians testing Hyperloop technology despite not being able to build a literal train track between its two most populated cities. (I wonder if Fortune counted Musk refusing to shut down his Tesla factory in violation of a county health order during a pandemic for or against his award?)

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What I’ve Been Reading

What You’ve Been Reading

Send me your favorite book recommendations from 2020! Maybe we will do a year in review podcast . . .

Stay safe out there and happy holidays!