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Allen McDuffee of The Atlantic hosts a weekly podcast on power, politics and ideas. Read more of his reporting and learn more about this podcast at governmentality

Nov 14, 2017

There is little question that technology brings about change. But how much of it is for the good? At their best, technology giants can save lives. But at their worst, they provide massive audiences for the most of deplorable human behavior. Silicon Valley leaders are quick to celebrate their successes, but often shirk their responsibilities in the eyes of many.

On this episode, we’ll discuss both the successes and responsibilities of Silicon Valley. First, I’ll talk with Derek Thompson of The Atlantic about X, Google secret research wing. And in then in the book chat, I’ll speak with Noam Cohen, former New York Times technology columnist about his new book about Silicon Valley, The Know It Alls.

Guests:

Derek Thompson is senior editor at The Atlantic magazine and author of Hit Makers. Follow him on Twitter: @DKThomp.

Noam Cohen is author of The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and a Social Wrecking Ball. Follow him on Twitter: @noamcohen.

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The governmentality podcast was produced and edited by Michele Zipkin. The show’s music was composed and performed by Jeremy Carlstedt.

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