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

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


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'."

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  On power in the digital age: Carl Miller, author, "The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab."
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 6:00pm

Hello Mark Techroletariats! Techeity Assassins!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:01pm
Webhamster Henry:

Hi Friends!
Avatar 🤖 6:02pm
Bas NL:

Mark! Marketeers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm

Hi Mark and Techtoria
Dave Miss:

Howdy laborers!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 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 🤖 6:05pm
Bas NL:

99% tech awareness..

Wait, you did a clip show? Like “Shades of Gray”!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm

You Tube concedes Battlebots are not 'animal cruelty', phew! gizmodo.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm

Remember the woman who threw ink on Xi's picture? Still no word on her au.news.yahoo.com...

congratulations mark! great job always!
Avatar 6:18pm

Is this not a political show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm

Does the technology make you shiver?
Does it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm

@ultradamno: what about Battle Beasts - en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm

That might be a stickier area.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm

...certainly more furry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm

In Real Life isn't returning? :0
Avatar 🤖 6:32pm
Bas NL:

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

Hi, Mark. This show is really gaining Techtraction.
Avatar 6:42pm

Destroy truth and rule by spectacle. Both Putin and Trump are masters of this technique.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm

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.

Very cool interview.
Avatar 🤖 6:47pm
Bas NL:

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

I can't believe Mark got Mick Jagger to come on the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
Tommy in Neversink:

Seriously , Mr. Miller was quite interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm

@BAs: I'm more of tv static or dark charcoal gray guy myself when it comes to clothing options.....
mr puttle:

our fake news prez iz worst than the tech. pure evil.

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...

Are these shows archived in print?
Thee is so many of Marks comments and information that I would love to share.
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 🤖 6:55pm
Bas NL:

@ngh Well argumented garment! ;)

Also is Techtonik available en español?
Avatar 6:57pm

Fromm's Sane Society is very an important book!
mr puttle:

our fake news prez is worst than tech.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm
listener 126464:

Thanks Mark

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 🤖 6:58pm
Bas NL:

Thanks Mark! Can't wait for 100!
Avatar 6:58pm

"a very important book." I get so excited sometimes!

Congrats on 99. Looking forward to more shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm

Thanks Mark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
Mark Hurst:

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

Thanks, Mark!
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