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S3 E23: “Social Dilemma” Part Two: Long Road Ahead of Undoing the Damage

November 20, 2020 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗 Season 3 Episode 23
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S3 E23: “Social Dilemma” Part Two: Long Road Ahead of Undoing the Damage
Show Notes

In this episode, our two hosts and two guests continued our discussion on Netflix’s “Social Dilemma”. We talked about how the industry shaped us as practitioners (0:47)  -- how it encouraged our uninhibited curiosity and restricted our imagination of what the Internet could have been(5:40). We also debated whether users should also be considered “laborers” in this new form of capitalism, and if they should get a share of the profit (15:20). We talked about what we did not like about the documentary, which is widely accused of sensationalism and oversimplifying complex issues (31:00). Lastly, we broke down the steps that are currently being taken -- and steps we would like to see (41:38) -- in the long march ahead of defending humanity against surveillance capitalism.


Links:

  • 《计算机世界的教条和谎言——从设计批判的角度看科技》https://nyshalong.com/event/11
  • “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” by Shoshana Zuboff
  • “The Curse of Xanadu” https://www.wired.com/1995/06/xanadu/


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