Carl Miller 'The Death of the Gods, and the manipulation of Truth'


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In this episode of #TheNewAbnormal, I interview Carl Miller, who specialises in how technology is changing society and politics. He co-founded the first UK think tank institute dedicated to studying the digital world, at Demos (Britain's leading cross-party think tank) nearly a decade ago, and has been their Research Director ever since. Carl writes widely on tech and society for titles inc The Economist, Wired, New Scientist, The Sunday Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian. In 2018 he released his first book 'The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab', and often gives speeches about the implications of changes in politics, society, media, crime and warfare. In this episode, we discuss a range of fascinating issues, including the fundamental redrawing of liberties & state boundaries re: the C19 lockdown, identity politics and the social landscape, disinformation / misinformation / fake news / alternative facts in the context of Influence Operations & Information Warfare, collective experiences & social polarisation, the public's demand for accountability, intersectionality, and of how we're living in a moment of flux, where the old rules are being washed away by a new consensus.

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