This Week in Tech

Aug 30th 2020

This Week in Tech 786

The Chickenization of America

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Remembering Chadwick Boseman, TikTok Drama, Neuralink's Pig Trepanation
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Category: News

Remembering Chadwick Boseman, TikTok Drama, Neuralink's Pig Trepanation

  • Remembering Chadwick Boseman
  • Elon Musk demonstrates Neurallink: trepanning a Pig
  • What is Palantir doing?
  • Apple vs Epic: how anti-competitive is Apple, and what should the government do about this?
  • TikTok This Week: Walmart Enters the Fray; why TikTok is Dangerous
  • Amazon announces Halo, a subscription fitness wearable and platform that can tell when you are angry
  • Cory Doctorow on Shoshanna Zuboff: how to destroy Surveillance Capitalism and the Chickenization of America
  • The effects of monopolism: why your glasses cost $700 and wages have dropped over the past 50 years.
  • How legislation defends monopolies, and how lobbyists have destroyed democracy
  • How to fix Facebook: more choices in Social Media
  • Cyberwar with China: the TikTok era
  • How conspiracy theories work
  • The difficulties of teaching and learning via Zoom
  • Chatterbox: one of the best ways to learn in the COVID Age
  • Life in the COVID age: it could be a lot worse
  • OhDoctah on Black Lives Matter, and his personal experiences with racist Police

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