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"Brew Your Own Insulin" and Other Consequences of Copyright

The Jim Rutt Show with guest Cory Doctorow

STAUNTON, Va., July 22. 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Brew Your Own Insulin" movement is a symptom of a sick economy that puts science second to corporate profits, says technology correspondent and science fiction author, Cory Doctorow, in a scathing 90-minute podcast with Jim Rutt, one of the earliest Internet techno-enthusiasts:


The interview takes the form of Doctorow's new book, Radicalized, a series of four novellas set in the near future. The podcast explains the events in the world that sparked the characters and events in the book. Topics covered include:

  • Techno-Utopians vs. Techno-Cassandras
  • "Adversarial Interoperability" and Walled Gardens in Technology
  • Racial Violence and Responsibility
  • The U.S. Healthcare System, Incel and AntiVax
  • Social Collapse, Survivalism and Resilience

The Jim Rutt Show is an interview podcast series examining cutting-edge thinking in science and technology and the future of our economic, political and social systems and institutions. Previous guests include George Mason University economist and author, Robin Hanson, Carnegie Mellon University physicist, Simon DeDeo, and artificial intelligence pioneer, Dr. Ben Goertzel.

You can find the released podcasts of The Jim Rutt Show at JimRuttShow.com and detailed biographies for committed guests at jimruttshow.com/upcoming-guests/The Jim Rutt Show podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, PodcastApp, via RSS, or directly from JimRuttShow.com.

About Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, blogger, and co-editor of Boing Boing. He is the author of Radicalized and Walkaway, science fiction for adults; a young adult graphic novel called In Real Life; the nonfiction business book Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, and more.

Cory works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of South Carolina's School of Library and Information Science, and the co-founder of the U.K.-based Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles, California.

About Jim Rutt

The host of The Jim Rutt Show is Jim Rutt, former CEO of Network Solutions. The New York Times referred to him as "the Internet's bad boy" due to his reputation for creative mischief. Jim is the past Chairman of the Santa Fe Institute, where he continues as a Research Fellow studying conscious cognition and evolutionary artificial intelligence.

Jim is a co-founder of the Staunton Makerspace, a membership maker shop and hacker space, and a member of the Board of Advisers of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech. Jim received his B.S. degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and is a member of MIT's Visiting Committee for the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences. He was Executive Producer of the awarding-winning film Zombiewood.

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