This week on my podcast, the fifth part of a seven-part serialized reading of my 2020 OneZero book How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, a book arguing that monopoly — not A.I.-based brainwashing — is the real way that tech controls our behavior.
The book is available in paperback:
And DRM-free ebook :
And my local bookseller, Dark Delicacies, has signed stock that I’ll drop by and personalize for you!
Here’s the podcast episode:
And here’s part one:
And part two:
And part three:
And part four:
And here’s a direct link to the MP3 (hosting courtesy of the Internet Archive; they’ll host your stuff for free, forever):
And here’s the RSS feed for my podcast:
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