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The rise of the machines; why Whitlam's words matter.

August 1st, 2016

Episode 454 of 506 episodes

Political words are just empty slogans without a political vision behind them, that's what made Gough Whitlam a master of rhetoric. The history of cybernetics and how it shaped our anxieties about privacy, security and the digital future.