Are unions cool again? artwork
Tech for Good Live

Are unions cool again?

  • S21E1
  • 32:30
  • January 22nd 2024

Hello and welcome to yet another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. It’s a podcast all about using technology to have a positive social impact.

In this episode, we are talking about influencers and whether or not 2024 is the year they’ll finally unionize. 

We discuss the Taliban giving away a load of free sim cards. Sure there’s no ulterior motives there.

And finally Greg tells us about e-ink finally arriving in… toilets? Can we do a welfare check on Greg please? Is this some kind of cry for help?

Host Bex is joined by Tech For Good Live team members Greg Ashton and Paul Jakubowski

We are joined this week by Roy. Over the years he’s been a tech entrepreneur, a design educator, many other things including a job as a Senior Digital Forensic Investigator. 

Next week we will find out more about life as a Senior Digital Forensic Investigator, so tune in for that.

This week’s topics:

Good story of the week:

Could 2024 be the year influencers unionize?:

The creator economy is ready for a workers’ movement - TechCrunch 

Bad news story of the week:

The Taliban are giving lots of free SIM cards to returning refugees. A worrying new trend in oppressive nations as they start using technology to control the people:

The Taliban’s curious love of SIM cards - Rest of World

And finally

Last year it was cars and e-ink displays have now made their way to…toilets. 

E Ink has gone from cars... to toilets?! - The Verge 


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