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Episodes - Robot Overlordz

Episode 299 - Socratic Singularity

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  • Episode 299
  • August 30, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Nikola Danaylov (Singularity Weblog). The Singularity. The point at which accelerating change really takes off. The moment when humans are no longer the smartest species on Earth. However you define it, it remains a fascinating possibility. In this episode we’re joined by Socrates himself from the Singularity Weblog and the Singularity 1-On-1 podcast to talk all things SINGULARITY. From the 7 year voyage of the Weblog to the Singularity University, from the joys of podcasting to the wonders and frustrations of AI. Recorded 8/18/2016.


Episode 298 - Emerging Citizens & Cyborgs

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  • Episode 298
  • August 25, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: James Hughes (IEET). One of the biggest challenges of the future is how we deal with the changes, within society, with technology, and of ourselves. The Institute For Ethics and Emerging Technologies stands at the forefront of that conversation. In this episode, the Executive Director of the IEET, James Hughes, stops by to talk bioethics, techno-progressivism, transhumanism, and a dash of science fiction in the media and popular culture. It’s all about our changing world, our changing selves. Recorded 8/17/2016.


Episode 297 - Things Are Strange

  • Episode 297
  • August 23, 2016

Netflix’s hot new show Stranger Things has swept us over to the UPSIDE DOWN!! This episode is a quick review of the phenomenon, along with a side of #FreeRangeKids discussion and shout-outs to our friends at Review The Future and The Singularity Bros. Recorded 8/7/2016.


Episode 296 - Burning Neon Facebook Dreams

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  • Episode 296
  • August 18, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Eliot Peper. Returning to talk about his second book out this year is past guest Eliot Peper, author and advisor to startups. Mike had the chance to sit down and talk Burning Man, international crime, storytelling, Facebook, privacy, algorithms and filter bubbles with Eliot. With the extra synchronicity of some interactions on with past guests of the show. Tune in and find out more. Recorded 8/10/2016.


Episode 295 - The TPP Shuffle

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  • Episode 295
  • August 16, 2016

For this episode we decided (with help from a Twitter poll — thanks to all who voted) to revisit one of our favorite punching bags… the TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (aka TPP). What is it, and why is it so incredibly f***ing terrible? Tune in and find out… Recorded 8/7/2016.