Here's a Vault episode that considers a conspiratorial take on the pandemic response and gives even more serious consideration to the class historical struggle between capitalists and workers over the topic of automation.
KMO speaks with Matthijs Pontier, a privacy advocate, AI researcher and politician in The Netherlands. The conversation starts with a focus on the Pirate Party and then moves through a discussion of the COVID-19 response measures, through surveillance capitalism and finally ends on a brief discussion on artificial intelligence.
The interview with Philip, a Millennial, concludes in this episode, and then KMO riffs on the subject matter that he's been covering in his daily YouTube videos for half an hour.
KMO talks with Phil, a 31 year-old Massachusetts native living in Baltimore, Maryland about a his political awakening campaigning for Obama as a college student and then voting for Jill Stein a short four years later. Other topics include the Great Awokening, campus culture, Peak Oil, and the potential future struggles of China.
Long-time listeners will recognize Eric Boyd as the loyal C-Realm opposition on the topic of Peak Oil and collapse. Eric has appeared on the C-Realm and C-Realm Vault podcasts for years as the person who offers friendly, calm push-back against the PO collapse narrative. Now the KMO has put some distance between himself and collapse, it seems like a good time to check back in with Eric to compare notes.