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Grant Potter

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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Livestream 4:00pm EST on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 from @PopTechWorks https://datasociety.net/events/databite-no-106-automating-inequality-virginia-eubanks-in-conversation-with-alondra-nelson-and-julia-angwin/ ' Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor'

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http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/world-war-three-by-mistake “today’s command-and-control systems must contend with threats that barely existed during the Cold War: malware, spyware, worms, bugs, viruses, corrupted firmware, logic bombs, Trojan horses, and all the other modern tools of cyber warfare. “

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http://idlewords.com/talks/ancient_web.htm "This is the power that radio has to persuade through emotion, repetition, familiarity, and tone, rather than facts or argument. A good radio broadcast makes you feel like a part of something bigger, even as you listen alone."

"We have to assume the new technologies we invent will concentrate power, too. There is always a gap between mass adoption and the first skillful political use of a medium. With the Internet, we are crossing that gap right now."

"Radios don't just talk to us anymore, they listen, and they know how to whisper algorithmically-targeted messages to us in ways we’ll find persuasive.

"It is a scary world we're building. And building it this way is a choice, not a necessity. We can't un-invent the Internet, but we can decide that the right way to fund it is not by building a Panopticon."

"The Utopian qualities that made us love the web have not disappeared, even as it's become centralized and corporate, and we can find ways to defend and express them in our work.

The important thing is to recognize that there is a fight, and a need for individual acts of creative resilience.

We have to make sure that the powerful don't get comfortable using our tools. And we have to find ways to dismantle the surveillance economy before it becomes a poltical weapon turned against our democracy. "