Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

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episode 6: 6.06: A Kind of Blindness


Smart cities, “big data”, and the meaninglessness of mere information.

Show Notes

We attempt to take down the idea that more data is the solution to our problems. Without wisdom, and without an ethical frame, numbers mean nothing.

Links
  • The metadata of experience, the experience of metadata – Nick Carr
  • China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian Tech – Rene Chun at The Atlantic
  • “Smart” refigerators DDOS-ing things
    • Massive Dyn DDOS Attack: Experts Blame Smart Fridges, DVRs And Other IoT Devices Why Your Internet Went Down
    • KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS
    • The Democratization of Censorship
  • Redlining:
    • Wikipedia
    • Modern-day redlining: How banks block people of color from homeownership
    • See also: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ discussion of redlining in his much-discussed piece in The Atlantic, “The Case For Reparations”
Music
  • “Sharalee” by Jamison Isaak, a.k.a. Teen Daze
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.
Sponsors

Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:

  • Andrew Fallows
  • Kurt Klassen
  • Jake Grant
  • Jeremy W. Sherman

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