Tech Talk: How to Fix the Future
CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play.
In this episode we talk about how to fix the future. Yes, a big topic, and in fact the title of the new book from our guest, Andrew Keen. Keen is one of the most notable tech skeptics (or in his words, realist) of our time and has written extensively about the negative impact he believes technology is having on our society.
In his latest book, How to Fix the Future, he addresses the ways we can tackle the biggest problems in the digital world, with a goal of saving humanity.
We cover a lot of ground in our conversation, including the role tech is playing in societal unrest, the potential for regulations on internet companies, and innovative models of civic engagement.