Wendy Liu is the author of “Abolish Silicon Valley – How to Liberate Technology From Capitalism”, which is published by Repeater Books. This interview explores case that Wendy makes in her book – that technology is dominated by capital, that this has a negative impact on most peoples’ lives and that an alternative approach is needed to ensure that technology is used for good.
The interview discusses the impact that technology is having on inequality and the world of work, how public opinion of the big tech companies is changing and the male domination of tech sector jobs. Wendy’s ideas for solving the problems are outlined.
Wendy Liu is a former startup founder who now writes about the political economy of the tech industry and why tech workers need to unionise.