Brian Merchant on Lessons from the Luddites for Today
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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Andrew talks to Brian Merchant, author of Blood in the Machine, about what we can learn from the 19th century Luddites in today’s digital age of gig work and generative AI
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Brian Merchant is the technology columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the author of the national bestseller The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. He’s the co-founder of Terraform, Vice’s science fiction outlet, and the founder of Gizmodo’s Automaton project examining AI and the future of work. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, Fast Company, and beyond. He lives in Los Angeles.