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  • Remember hooking up that first desktop and making you first internet connection? The promises this would open up a window to the world, provide unlimited information and education, and open up the world to commerce? How has it all panned out?The founders of today’s “Big Tech” aren’t kids working out of their garages anymore; they are amongst the wealthiest people in the history of the world. It is claimed that in their quest for profits, Big Tech has distorted elections, and damaged the self-esteem and body image of teens.Tonight, YLR Guest-Host Dean Johnson is joined by the authors of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong And How We Can Reboot, a forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors—experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades—which reveals how Big Tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values and outlines steps we can take to change course, renew our democracy, and save ourselves.Questions for Dean and his guests? Please call, toll-free at (866) 798-8255.
  • A look at social media platforms, political speech and hate speech.
  • What do Ayn Rand, Martin Heidegger, and Samuel Beckett have to do with Silicon Valley?Big tech is known for its "disruption" of established industries and…
  • Philosophy Talk: The Rhetoric of Big Tech
    What do Ayn Rand, Martin Heidegger, and Samuel Beckett have to do with Silicon Valley?Big tech is known for its "disruption" of established industries and…
  • On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing what it will take to hold Big Tech accountable for the spread of disinformation online. Experts say…
  • What Will It Take To Rein In The Power & Influence Of Big Tech?
    On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing what it will take to hold Big Tech accountable for the spread of disinformation online. Experts say…
  • Does the internet necessarily make people nastier and more arrogant?Open up any online comments section and you’ll find them: internet trolls, from the…
  • Social media has become our tool for validation. And we go to further and further extremes to get that validation rush.We cannot blame social media for…
  • Sandip Roy #368 - Alternate Social Universe
    Social media has become our tool for validation. And we go to further and further extremes to get that validation rush.We cannot blame social media for…