This episode picks up where we left off in the discussion with @rabble, one of the co-founders of Twitter and Indymedia. Starting with the idea of Silicon Valley as a new empire, restructuring the world’s institutions through software, we consider the ideology of this empire, and how it differs from that of the previous order of transnational capitalism.

Have what Evan calls Silicon Valley’s ‘social libertarian’ values survived the terrific enlargement of the second-wave web services like Uber, Facebook and Airbnb into global superpowers?

Finally we discuss @Rabble’s work developing Scuttlebutt as a future platform for decentralised community, content distribution and monetisation. Are we moving away from the cycles of centralisation we’ve seen with platforms like Google and Facebook and towards a cycle of decentralisation?

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editing & Post Lucas Marston
Original Music David Triana | Web Production Eric Barch


Presented by TorrentFreak Season Sponsor Private Internet Access

Executive Producers: Mark Zapalac, Eric Barch, Nelson Larios, George Alvarez, Adam Burns, Daniel, Grof, Sean Lynch, Tim Ofril.

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