Show Notes for Episode 5: Cory Doctorow Being Civil With Security Experts

In Episode 5 of Essence of Wonder with Gadi Evron, Cory Doctorow joined us as a cohost for a reading, a talk on Right-to-Repair, DRM, and Covid-19/Med-tech, and then moderated a panel with Internet and security experts Steve Crocker, Keren Elazari, Dimitri Alperovich, Ron Gula, and Caleb Sima.  Karen Castelletti read Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman.

The fifth episode was recorded in front of a live audience

Video recordings

Part 1 (Talk and Reading)
Part 2 (Panel With Security Experts on Digital Policy)

Clips from the episode

Cory Doctorow Reads “Unauthorized Bread” (Clip 1)
https://youtu.be/8xiMO7L2yNs

Karen Castelletti Reads “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman (Clip 2)

Show Guests

Reading

Karen read from Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman [Amazon, Wikipedia.]

Quotes

“We must allow people to make choices even if they are foolish.”

— Cory Doctorow on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“Displeasing your Shareholders becomes a crime.”

— Cory Doctorow on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“Their Shareholders are their priority, not your happiness.”

— Cory Doctorow on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“I think it’s really important to look beyond the question of whether or not you’re being spied on by a product or whether the company good or evil, I think the question that we need to keep first in mind is whether you have technological self-determination.”

— Cory Doctorow on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“Any firm that says your enjoyment of their product is contingent on their continuing goodwill towards you is not a firm you should treat as your friend, and as evil as google is, Apple and any other company are equally evil if they are not willing to allow you to decide how to use their products.”

— Cory Doctorow on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“Congress never wrote a ‘you’re not allowed to fix your stuff’ law.”

— Cory Doctorow on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“In some sense, you’re back in the small village where everybody knew everybody else’s business and we’ve just scaled that up and with technology we can sort of encompass that so instead of a thousand people who know everybody’s business, we have billions that we have complete control over.”

— Steve Crocker on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“Whatever we give up now is probably going to be gone for good.”

— Keren Elazari on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“There’s nothing more permanent than temporary emergency regulations.”

— Keren Elazari on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“Even if we have to compromise our privacy for a limited period of time, I think that’s a trade off that’s worth making given the stakes that we face today, but we need to make sure we don’t overdo it and that once we’re past this crisis, that we can actually shut down this capability and it doesn’t become something that lives with us for decades to come.”

— Dmitri Alperovich on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“The original indictments back in 2014 against 5 PLA officers by the justice department, really, if you trace it through, has led to the trade war that is now being waged against China in the Trump administration and even measures that the Obama administration was taking at the very end.”

— Dmitri Alperovich on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“The government has not had a good track record of keeping secrets, secret, on the Internet”

— Ron Gula on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“I would like to do the opposite of the reputation meter, I would like a troll meter, so as opposed to reputation being good, I want to build a reputation of being trolls, so that way, when I see news links and social media and 80% of them are from trolls, I just ignore it.”

— Caleb Sima on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“A true whistleblower will be whistleblowing via other means, versus spouting off junk on Twitter.”

— Caleb Sima on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.

“The right to have access to every building in the city by private motorcar in an age when everyone possesses such a vehicle is actually the right to destroy the city.”

— Lewis Mumford (as quoted by Gadi Evron) on Essence of Wonder With Gadi Evron, episode 5.)

References

Hosts

Cory Doctorow
Gadi Evron

Production Team

Gadi Evron
Daria Medved
John Dodd
Ian Stockdale
Niamh Kearney
Karen Castelletti
Michael Rafferty
Carl Cosmos
Katie Anderson
Margarita Jaitner
Piia Sorvoja

Gadi Evron.

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