We continue the episode starting with the idea of Silicon Valley as a new empire, restructuring the world’s institutions through software, we consider the ideology of this empire, and how it differs from that of the previous order of transnational capitalism.
Have what Evan calls Silicon Valley’s ‘social libertarian’ values survived the terrific enlargement of the second-wave web services like Uber, Facebook and Airbnb into global superpowers?
Finally, we discuss @Rabble’s work developing Scuttlebutt as a future platform for decentralised community, content distribution and monetisation. Are we moving away from the cycles of centralisation we’ve seen with platforms like Google and Facebook and towards a cycle of decentralisation?
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Host: Jamie King
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