Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) is the best selling science fiction author, blogger, and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing), a contributor to many magazines, websites, and newspapers and a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties.
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We had sci-fi writer and activist Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) on to discuss recent events, particularly Clearview AI and the horrible panopticon that we’ve tumbled headfirst into. Are laws real? Why do billionaires want to abscond to New Zealand? What happens if the mercenaries guarding your bunker don't want to bring you treats anymore? To find out, listen to this episode featuring (@raaleh), Milo (@Milo_Edwards), and Alice (@AliceAvizandum). It is a solid hour of only the most rigorous analysis.
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Self-driving cars or armed autonomous military robots may make use of the same technologies. In a certain sense, we as software developers are helping to build and shape the future. What does the future look like and are we helping build the right one? Is technology a force for liberty or oppression. Cory Doctorow is one of my favorite authors and also a public intellectual with a keen insight into the dangers we face a society. In this interview, I ask him how to avoid ending up in a techno-totalitarian society. We also talk about Turing, DRM, data mining and monopolies. The coming war on general computation Cory's Personal Site Radicalized (and other books) EFF Website for Page
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