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Tom Valovic

Tom Valovic

Tom Valovic is a journalist and the author of Digital Mythologies (Rutgers University Press), a series of essays that explored emerging social and political issues raised by the advent of the Internet. He has served as a consultant to the former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Tom has written about the effects of technology on society for a variety of publications including Columbia University's Media Studies Journal, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Examiner, among others.

Articles by this author

 

Why We Should Reject Mark Zuckerberg's Dehumanizing Vision of a "Metaverse"

The deeper implications of this apparent "technology coup" are troubling for the dealing with the looming climate crisis and urgent need to restore the environment.

Tom Valovic ·


A Closer Look at the AI Hype Machine: Who Really Benefits?

In a second "Gilded Age" where the power of billionaires and elites over our lives is now being widely questioned, what do we do about their ability to radically and undemocratically alter the landscape of our daily lives using the almighty algorithm?

Tom Valovic ·


Three Questions That Didn't Get Asked During the Presidential Debates (and Probably Never Will)

The questions that never make it through the corporate media's screening process.

Tom Valovic ·


America Needs Deep Cultural and Political Renewal—Is it Even Possible?

Perhaps we have seen the beginnings of this with huge numbers of Americans waking up and taking to the streets to protest the economic and racial injustice of our train-wrecked society.

Tom Valovic ·


Humanity’s Pickle: A Penchant for Undeserving Leaders

Strongmen and other unworthy leaders who have historically risen to power have done so largely by becoming masters of manipulating fear.

Tom Valovic ·


Is Artificial Intelligence Too Dehumanizing to Succeed?

Giving corporations powerful technology to intrude even more deeply into the personal lives of consumers and employees and then analyze that data for financial gain is a dangerous combination.

Tom Valovic ·



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