Options Techtonic with Mark Hurst: Playlist from September 2, 2019 Options

Mark Hurst's avatar View Mark Hurst's profile Options

Conversations with creators and thinkers who are charting the way forward in a tech-saturated society. Tech, community, video games, and whatever else is next.

Mondays 6 - 7pm (EST) | On WFMU (Info) | 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org
WFMU LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

iTunes Feed Also available as an MP3 podcast. More info at our Podcast Central page.

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Techtonic with Mark Hurst playlists | Next playlist -->


Options September 2, 2019: Carl Miller, author, "The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab"

Listen to this show: MP3 - 128K |  Pop‑up player! | Add or read comments

This week: Carl Miller, author, "The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab."



Pointers:

CarlMiller.co (website)

The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab (book)

@carljackmiller (Twitter)

Recent news:

Big Tech’s ‘Innovations’ That Aren’t (WSJ Op-Ed by Senator Josh Hawley, Aug 28): "What passes for innovation by Big Tech today isn’t fundamentally new products or new services, but ever more sophisticated exploitation of people... the dominant platforms employ behavioral scientists to develop interface designs that keep users online as much as possible. Big Tech calls it 'engagement.' Another word would be addiction."

The People of Hong Kong Will Not Be Cowed by China (NYT Op-Ed by Joshua Wong and Alex Chow, Aug 31): "Hong Kong’s summerlong protests [have] come to represent the spirit unleashed by hundreds of thousands of protesters. As many commentators have pointed out, the massive, leaderless resistance movement here is a critical front-line battle against the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. A dictatorial party facing domestic and global pressures — especially from the ongoing trade negotiations with the United States — the C.C.P. is getting impatient, apparently. On Friday, it targeted leading activists and politicians in Hong Kong with a round of arrests, possibly signaling that a broader crackdown may be around the corner."

As leaders gather for Sunday’s anniversary in Poland, nationalists are exploiting the events of 1939 (The Guardian, Aug 30): "Ten years ago, Putin used his speech at Westerplatte to say the [Molotov-Ribbentrop] pact was “from a moral point of view unacceptable and from a practical point of view pointless, harmful and dangerous”. He did not apologise, but called the agreement a 'mistake.' This year, the rhetoric from Moscow has been very different, as the foreign ministry launched an online campaign with slick animations and a #TruthaboutWWII Twitter hashtag. The culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky, wrote a column calling the pact 'a triumph of Soviet diplomacy'."

- - -

Check out techtonic.fm for recent Techtonic interviews and Little Slice of Tech Pie segments.

PODCAST: Subscribe to the Techtonic podcast

Artist Track Album Images Approx. start time
  On power in the digital age: Carl Miller, author, "The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab."
Tomaš Dvořák  Game Boy Tune   Options Machinarium Soundtrack 
Options
 
  Mark's intro    
Options
 
  Interview with Carl Miller    
Options
0:16:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
  Your comments    
Options
0:46:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Raffeys  Big Brother   Options Eep Snörpsh Now 
Options
0:54:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 5:53pm listener james from westwood:

Was unable to listen last week but I have that show with the amazing Jeremiah Moss saved for a long drive on Friday. His book saved me from staying at the Ace Hotel in NYC last year, which, as he describes, was converted from an SRO at the price of evicting longtime marginalized tenants. Hell no. Called Ace, nixed the stay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:00pm ultradamno:

Hello Mark Techroletariats! Techeity Assassins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:01pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:02pm Bas NL:

Mark! Marketeers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:02pm chresti:

Hi Mark and Techtoria
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:03pm Dave Miss:

Howdy laborers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:03pm Webhamster Henry:

How about that Chinese Deep fakes App, folks? Nice quality! VERY FAKE! Very ambiguous what they'll do with the pictures. At least they have to heavily preprocess the movie clips they use, but it won't be long for the tech to just be generally available. #weredoomed #whatisreality
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:05pm Bas NL:

99% tech awareness..
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:06pm Ike:

Wait, you did a clip show? Like “Shades of Gray”!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:07pm ultradamno:

You Tube concedes Battlebots are not 'animal cruelty', phew! gizmodo.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:16pm ultradamno:

Remember the woman who threw ink on Xi's picture? Still no word on her au.news.yahoo.com...
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:18pm Johnzon:

congratulations mark! great job always!
Avatar Mon. 9/2/19 6:18pm Fredericks:

Is this not a political show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:19pm Fuzzy:

Does the technology make you shiver?
Does it?
Avatar Mon. 9/2/19 6:26pm northguineahills:

@ultradamno: what about Battle Beasts - en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:27pm ultradamno:

That might be a stickier area.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:29pm ultradamno:

...certainly more furry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:31pm ultradamno:

In Real Life isn't returning? :0
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:32pm Bas NL:

In The Netherlands the MH17 incident is still covered weekly in the media.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Mark. This show is really gaining Techtraction.
Avatar Mon. 9/2/19 6:42pm Fredericks:

Destroy truth and rule by spectacle. Both Putin and Trump are masters of this technique.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:45pm ultradamno:

Misinformation has graduated to throwing so many choose your own adventure options of what truth is out there that the genuine article becomes a needle in a haystack.
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:47pm P-90:

Very cool interview.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:47pm Bas NL:

Gray is out of fashion. It's black or white, whatever the arguments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:50pm Tommy in Neversink:

I can't believe Mark got Mick Jagger to come on the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:51pm Tommy in Neversink:

Seriously , Mr. Miller was quite interesting
Avatar Mon. 9/2/19 6:51pm northguineahills:

@BAs: I'm more of tv static or dark charcoal gray guy myself when it comes to clothing options.....
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:55pm mr puttle:

our fake news prez iz worst than the tech. pure evil.
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:55pm P-90:

There’s gonna be a MacBook with an almost 17 inch Retina screen, something I’ve been waiting and hoping for. Mark kind of ruins the fun for me though...
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:55pm ignatatus666:

Are these shows archived in print?
Thee is so many of Marks comments and information that I would love to share.
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:55pm David Colangelo:

Come on...our future leaders are going to be nice guys...they are basically benevolent people...and you know that there will be plenty of Soma...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:55pm Bas NL:

@ngh Well argumented garment! ;)
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:56pm ignatatus666:

Also is Techtonik available en español?
Avatar Mon. 9/2/19 6:57pm Fredericks:

Fromm's Sane Society is very an important book!
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:57pm mr puttle:

our fake news prez is worst than tech.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:57pm listener 126464:

Thanks Mark
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:57pm P-90:

Oh no, Orwell set the book in the (his) future BECAUSE he intended it to be read as a cautionary work about a possible future, NOT as an allegory if what had already happened in the USSR.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:58pm Bas NL:

Thanks Mark! Can't wait for 100!
Avatar Mon. 9/2/19 6:58pm Fredericks:

"a very important book." I get so excited sometimes!
  Mon. 9/2/19 6:58pm Micheal:

Congrats on 99. Looking forward to more shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 6:59pm chresti:

Thanks Mark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 7:00pm Mark Hurst:

Thanks, everyone! Appreciate you tuning in & weighing in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 9/2/19 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Mark!
Post a comment!
Name:
Email address
(optional, not public):
Your comment: (No HTML, please)

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Techtonic with Mark Hurst playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Techtonic with Mark Hurst: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail Mark Hurst | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Techtonic with Mark Hurst |

Listen on the Internet  |  Contact Us  |  Music & Programs  |  WFMU Home Page  |  Support Us  |  FAQ

Live Audio Streams: Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

(C) 2019 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2019 Ken Garson