Who will win the digital revolution?

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Did you know .. the new iPhones sold on the first weekend of its launch in fall 2104 had 25 per cent more computing power than all of the computers on earth in 1995? Staggering.

That statistic comes to us via Robert McChesney, one of the two speakers on today's program. And what's even more staggering is what those phones, and the companies that make them are doing to us. Those are just a couple examples of the compelling ideas in this talk.

This program is shocking, depressing and hopeful, all at the same time. Keep listening. It's one of the best talks about our collective present and future that we've heard in a long time.

Who Will Win the Digital Revolution was a fundraiser for Open Media, Media Democracy Days with media sponsorship by rabble.ca. It was held on Sunday March 6, 2016 at the Vancouver Public Library, which is on the unceded and occupied Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.

This podcast is an edited version of that talk.

Speakers are leading thinkers on media reform, Robert McChesney and John Nichols, talking about their new book People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.

The speakers are introduced by Josh Tabish, the campaigns director of Open Media.

Thanks to Joshua Robinson for recording and editing this program.

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