In this episode author Cory Doctorow discusses three stories from his new collection, Radicalized. We discuss:
– The perils of DRM, and becoming dependent on manufacturers — from printers, to toasters and beyond — and how (or if) we can force control of our technological future.
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– What lengths it’s permissible to go to when we’re trying to effect change against the systems which might very well end the world as we know it;
– If all of this fails, the ethical, philosophical and practical problems involved in waiting out the apocalypse in a high-tech, high-security bunker.
Grab Cory’s new book Radicalized — DRM and EULA free – at Craphound.com, or all the traditional online retailers.
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Host: Jamie King
Guest: Cory Doctorow
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Produced by Jamie King
Edited & Mixed by Lucas Marston
Original Music by David Triana
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