Can the Tech Industry Curb Climate Change and Inequality?

Episode 490 · July 25th, 2019 · 37 mins 37 secs

About this Episode

Inequality is growing. The climate crisis and global heating will only serve to increase this great human divide. All the while, technology is a huge contributor to both of these problems — from the massive carbon footprint and wasted electricity of data centers to mining limited resources to exploitation of factory workers to the continued lack of diversity and inclusion, there’s a lot of consequences to our supposedly forward-thinking industry.

What are our responsibilities as people working in tech to curb these trends?

In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with Nabil Hassein a technologist, educator and researcher into the historical link between computing and imperialism, to talk about what they call these “fractal patterns of inequality,” and how we examine and change the often damaging relationships within tech.