Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism w/ Wendy Liu

May 22, 2020

On this edition of Parallax Views, the tech world, as represented by Silicon Valley, is often portrayed as being full of visonary disruptors like Elon Musk and Peter Thiel who will, through the big-brained ingenuity, solve the greatest conundrums facing society in the 21st century. Software developer Wendy Liu went into the world of tech with rose-colored glasses as a self-described "STEMlord" who believe 110% in the Silicon Valley mindset. But as time went on she became disillusioned and eventually began questioning some of the biggest sacred cows related to tech world optimism. Recently Wendy outlined her story in the new book Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism. Wendy joins us to discuss how she went from wearing rose-colored glasses when it came to Silicon Valley's techno-optimist capitalism to questioning whether the tech world really is the 21st century's savior. All that and more on this edition of Parallax Views.

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