Seeing how companies like Facebook are driving the potential of information technology into the ground here are
two three four videos on the background of the industry.
And even furtherer reading and viewing:
And here is a guy doing a somewhat proper analysis, while pulling odd examples such as doctors in rural Africa (good luck finding one), while ignoring the harm YouTube did to recording musicians everywhere:
How “philanthropy” is a way for rich people to preserve the inequality that benefits them
And slightly related a new round of funding for future self made tech pioneers:
Trump signs ‘American AI Initiative’ executive order to prioritize federal funding for artificial intelligence research