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Peaceful Treason is a show featuring discussion about socially relevant topics--such as: economics, political philosophy, pop culture, science & technology, and religion--from the anarchist perspective. Our intention is to inspire conversation and cross-cultural assimilation through social interaction.

Feb 16, 2018

In this episode, we have chat about the significance of the world of online gaming and its influence on society. We also muse about the online drama leading up to the rise of the Trump moment known as Gamergate. Many believe that incident was the catalyst that created the movement we know today as the Alt-Right. How did Gamergate influence politics and culture in the immediate aftermath, and how is it still affecting it now? How can gaming benefit society? Let’s take a look!

Humans have only scratched the surface of what the Internet can do to advance our civilization. In the near future, online gaming will become more entrenched in society as we begin to implement artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. Powerful states will have incentive to control these platforms. You can resist it, by building networks and online relationships that value collaboration and open-source development projects. These are examples of Peaceful Treason.