Playing for Team Human today is Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg. Richard is the co-author of Our Renewable Future and most recently, the manifesto, There’s No App For That.
Nice interview with Richard Heinberg by Douglas Rushkoff. He questions what role technology should play in the solution to the current existential crises facing humanity, and advocates for community resilience – building local, grassroots connections as a way to respond to these challenges.
Ep. 57 Richard Heinberg “There’s No App For That”
Didn’t know much about this, but there’s a pretty dark history to the origins of policing – intertwined with colonialism, slavery, and industrial capitalism. And plenty of present issues, like the militarisation of the police force. Like, for example, does the local police really need grenade launchers?
“We have to open source everything so the potential for the accumulation of capital no longer exists.”
Upstream make good podcasts, and this is a good podcast on the idea of a basic income guarantee. It’s not going to end any debates on the topic, but still an enjoyable listen.
[listen] by from hanselminutes.com
The best way to change a bad system is to build a better one. Really cool to hear Pia Mancini talk about liquid democracy and Open Collective. https://hanselminutes.com/592/pia-mancini-explains-liquid-democracy-and-the-open-collective
[listen] by from Restart Radio
For Jack Qiu, the treatment of some workers in electronics factories in China needs to be conceived of as slavery. Our enslaved gadget addiction is related.
Labour abuses in smartphone manufacture. Interview with Jack Qiu, author of ‘Goodbye iSlave: A Manifesto for Digital Abolition’. https://therestartproject.org/podcast/islave