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Web3 is Not Going Great w/ Molly White

von Tech Won't Save Us | Vom 2022-04-01

Paris Marx is joined by Molly White to discuss the big Axie Infinity hack, what’s wrong with the New York Times’ Latecomer’s Guide to Crypto, and what Molly’s years as a Wikipedia editor have taught her about the problem with web3’s vision of total commercialization.Molly White is a software engineer and the creator of web3 is going just great. Follow Molly on Twitter at @molly0xFFF.🎉 This month is the show’s second birthday. To celebrate, we want to get 100 new supporters at $5/month or above to bring on a producer to help make the show.  Help us hit our goal by joining on Patreon. You can also follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter.Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com.Also mentioned in this episode:Molly and a bunch of other crypto critics put together an (Edited) Latecomer’s Guide to Crypto.You can read Kevin Roose’s original Latecomer’s Guide here.Molly wrote about the $625 million Axie Infinity hack and harassment on the blockchain.Interest in NFTs and their values have plummeted in recent months.Tech Won’t Save Us has a new website. Check it out at techwontsave.us.Support the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)

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Silicon Valley has a solution for everything, but who do its ideas really serve? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its thought leaders, and the worldview it spreads. They challenge the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. But if tech won't save us, what will? This podcast isn't simply about tearing tech down; it also presents radical ideas for tech designed for human flourishing instead of surveillance, acquisitions, or to boost stock prices. A better world is possible, and so is better technology.