Google's epic loss, Silicon Valley's curious new subculture, and how 2023 changes the Internet
A jury ruled that the Google Play Store unfairly stifles competition and maintains a monopoly. Kevin and Casey discuss how this decision could reshape the digital economy. Then, a growing movement of artificial intelligence developers and enthusiasts wants the technology to develop as quickly as possible, even if it has negative consequences for humanity. And, finally, why the Internet of the future may look completely different.
Today's guest: Matthew Prince, CEO and co-founder of Cloudflare.
The “hard fork” is hosted Kevin Roose and produced by Casey Newton and Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jane Poynt. Engineering and original music by Alissa Moxley dan powell, Marian Lozano and Rowan Nemisto. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.
Special thanks to Paula Zuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti, and Jeffrey Miranda.