War of the Worlds: The Dark Networks Within

The New Fund Order

13-06-2021 • 59 mins

Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance.

In a feature-length Radiocast we venture into the Science and Science Fiction of Asset Management as luminaire and writer Tom Chatfield explores our 'MetaCognition' and the wars in our world between people, and between humans and technology. Framed with original clips from the famous Mercury Theatre ‘War of the Worlds’ production by non other than Orson Wells.

How do we reconcile protest in Finance? Why are people revolting against established structures? How is data being used by us and against us? What is ‘surveillance capitalism’? Are markets efficient or manipulated? Do we collectively face a war of the worlds, in social media, data and society?


  • Dr Tom Chatfield (@TomChatfield) is a British author, tech philosopher and educator. His books exploring digital culture are published in over two dozen languages. His latest non-fiction book, Critical Thinking, is a bestselling textbook in its field; and his debut novel, This Is Gomorrah, was a Sunday Times thriller of the month. He’s interested in improving our experiences and understanding of technology. Tom’s non-fiction books exploring digital culture, including How To Thrive in the Digital Age (Pan Macmillan) and Live This Book! (Penguin), have appeared in over thirty languages.
  • “The War of the Worlds”—Orson Welles'  realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth—is broadcast on the radio on October 30, 1938. Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells’s 19th-century science fiction novel The War of the Worlds for national radio. The War of the Worlds (1938 radio drama) - Wikipedia

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More about Tom’s latest book ‘How to Think’ https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/how-to-think/book273430
And ‘This is Gomorrah’ https://bibliophilebookclub.com/2019/07/31/qa-with-tom-chatfield-author-of-this-is-gomorrah/

George Orwell 'Nineteen-Eighty Four', Public Domain 1.0.

Audio clips: Public domain 1.0, 'Wart of the Worlds' radiocast (1938) by Mercury Theatre. "The War of the Worlds" is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles as an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898). It was performed and broadcast live as a Halloween episode at 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 1938, over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network.

Source: Archive.org. Additi

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