We've all become servants of the 'cloud', a handful of technofeudalists raking in the profits: the internet dark side

Friday, 19 April 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Jennifer and Jacques discuss the systemic and economic effects of internet platforms and social media, especially with power concentrated in a few super-rich companies.

Author, Yanis Varoufakis, calls these 'technofeudalists', while most of us are reduced to 'serfs' - producing the products of the 'cloud' for free, and giving away data about ourselves that, in turn, is used to manipulate us.



Yanis Varoufakis 2023, Technofeudalism: What killed capitalism. Australia: Penguin Books

Kari Paul 2024, The House passed a Tik Tok bill: Will the US really ban the app? The Guardian, 14 Mar 2024

Lily Hay Newman 2024, It's time to get real about Tik Tok's risks WIRED



Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet