KMO welcomes knowledge management expert and 3 Quarks Daily contributor, Misha Lepetic, to the C-Realm to talk about how technology is disrupting the business of journalism, hollowing out the middle class and fostering increased inequality. They review the literature of dissent to the general atmosphere of techno-triumphalism in places like San Francisco and draw from the work of George Packer, Evegeny Morozov, Jaron Lanier, Albert Hirschman, and Robert Neuwirth. The conversation turns to the growth of the informal economy and how services like AirBnB, which purport to serve the “sharing economy,” may actually be creating an electronic paper trail to make activity in the informal economy visible enough to be effectively regulated and taxed. Misha uses the example of the Boston bombing to consider the consequences of social media-enabled vigilantism.
Music by Shanimal.