Cory Efram Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author. He serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing.
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 (, a non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=26676606" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"]
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. Please buy Cory’s most recent book RADICALIZED here: you want one of our *fine* new shirts, designed by Matt Lubchansky, then e-mail trashfuturepodcast [at] gmail [dot] com. £15 for patrons, £20 for non-patrons, plus shipping. If you want access to our Patreon bonus episodes and powerful Discord server, sign up here:  *WEB DESIGN ALERT* Tom Allen is a friend of the show (and the designer behind If you need web design help, reach out to him here: 
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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Jul 17th, 1971
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3 hours, 1 minute