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Technology has reshaped our lives and in many ways offers improvement over the way things were before technology came along. Yet there are also downsides, tradeoffs that we don't always see in our rush to the newest thing. Back in July when we talked with Kevin Kelly, we covered some of these issues that he brought up in his book The Inevitable. And we've also had a fun and stimulating back and forth with the Singularity Bros about OWNERSHIP. In this episode we use a Cracked article as a jumping off point to dig further into some of the ways that technology and the Silicon Valley way of doing things actually makes our lives worse, now and in the future. Recorded 9/18/2016.

 

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Mike & Matt's Recommended Reading:  

5 Ways The Modern World Is Shockingly Ready To Collapse, by K M Richards & Dibyajyoti Lahiri (Cracked, 9/13/2016)

Reflections on Ownership, Access, And Control, a blog post by Mike about some of this stuff (11/16/2015)

Episode 287 - Inevitably!!, our episode with Kevin Kelly (7/19/2016)

Episode 231 - Brothers Of The Singularity, our 1st episode with Singularity Bros (12/17/2015)

Episode 293 - #Brobots2016, our 2nd episode with the Singularity Bros (8/9/2016)

Episode 262 - RevolvED, our episode on the Revolv home automation unit bricked by Google (4/12/2016)

Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle, by Brad Stone (NYTimes, 7/17/2009)

It No Longer Does Everything: No More Linux On Playstation 3, by Ben Kuchera (Ars Technica, 3/29/2010)

More coming soon...

 

Transcript:

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Image Credit: By Christopher Windus [CC0], via Unsplash