Episode 309 - FutureQuiz v1.0

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  • Episode 309
  • October 4, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Alexandra Whittington (Fast Future). Put on your QUIZ hats, cyborgs, robots, and natural humans!! This episode we’re rejoined by futurist Alexandra Whittington, to quiz us on AI (Artificial Intelligence) and BlockChain (most commonly known as the technology underlying BITCOIN). Play along while you listen, see if you are up on these exciting new technologies. Oh, and also we complain about old people, selfies and Facebook too… c’mon along for some futurist-y goodness. Recorded 9/25/2016.

 

Episode 308 - Virtually Present

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  • Episode 308
  • September 29, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Richard MacManus (Presence). Since the early days of humanity, we’ve dreamed of entering other worlds. Virtual reality is the technology that could make those dreams and myths into an experiential reality. In this episode, we’re joined by science fiction author Richard MacManus to talk about this possibility, which is explored heavily in his new book PRESENCE. Recorded 9/18/2016.

 

Episode 307 - #FutureSex

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  • Episode 307
  • September 27, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Jenna Owsianik (FutureOfSex.net). Sex. It’s one of the fundamental human experiences. We have always used technology to enhance, control, understand our sexuality. And the future of sex and technology is set to transform even more as new tech comes online. From sexbots to VR, regenerative medicine to new condoms, wifi connected sex toys and all of the privacy and security issues that come along with that. In this episode we’re joined by Jenna from the Future Of Sex, to talk a bit about how technology is reshaping sex (and how sex is impacting tech). Recorded 9/20/2016.

 

Episode 306 - Screwed By Tech

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  • Episode 306
  • September 22, 2016

Technology has reshaped our lives and in many ways offers improvement over the way things were before technology came along. Yet there are also downsides, tradeoffs that we don't always see in our rush to the newest thing. Back in July when we talked with Kevin Kelly, we covered some of these issues that he brought up in his book The Inevitable. And we've also had a fun and stimulating back and forth with the Singularity Bros about OWNERSHIP. In this episode we use a Cracked article as a jumping off point to dig further into some of the ways that technology and the Silicon Valley way of doing things actually makes our lives worse, now and in the future. Recorded 9/18/2016.

 

Episode 305 - Media Hacks

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  • Episode 305
  • September 20, 2016

SPECIAL GUESTS: Lesley Carhart & Johnny Xmas. Hacking. The very word conjures up media-saturated images of hoodie-wearing nerds, Guy Fawkes' masks, and multiple monitors filled with command windows. But are these media images accurate? We're joined by two white hat hackers (the proverbial good guys) to talk about what the media and society get wrong (and right), and all things hacking. Recorded 9/13/2016.