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Episodes - Robot Overlordz

Episode 289 - HybridEd On The Chain

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  • Episode 289
  • July 26, 2016

 SPECIAL GUEST: Alexandra Whittington (Fast Future). The blockchain. It’s the engine that powers BitCoin, the cryptocurrency. A distributed ledger that could serve as the basis for the quantification of trust. What impact could this have on education? Employment? We’re joined by futurist, professor and consultant Alexandra Whittington to dig into what this innovation could mean for transforming the human experience. Recorded 7/17/2016.


Episode 288 - Pokémon Reality

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  • Episode 288
  • July 21, 2016

 SPECIAL GUEST: Tom Cheesewright (Book Of The Future). This episode is all about Pokémon Go, the possibilities and the perils of AUGMENTED REALITY, and the future of games, big data, and technology. We also dip in a bit to Google's failed but successful experiment, with Google Glass. With all of the media attention to Pokémon Go in the past week or so, it was definitely time for us to tackle augmented reality and our guest from Book Of The Future Tom Cheesewright shares his unique perspective on the current state and future possibilities of this exciting technology. Recorded 7/17/2016.


Episode 287 - Inevitably!!

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  • Episode 287
  • July 19, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Kevin Kelly. Technology. It has shaped our culture, our society, our possibilities, and our selves. And it is accelerating. More and more of our evolution, socially, culturally, and even physically, is being shaped by our tools. We should understand the effects that this is having on us, the capabilities and biases and flows of our tech. In this episode, we're joined by Kevin Kelly, who's been thinking and writing about these issues for a while. As one of the founders of Wired magazine, he was on the ground floor of the Internet and has seen firsthand a lot of the amazing technologies that will shape our lives in the next few years. Now he has a new book, The Inevitable, about the forces driving these technologies. Join us on a journey into that future... Recorded 7/6/2016.


Episode 286 - Growth Burn Out

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  • Episode 286
  • July 14, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Doug Rushkoff. As our economy turns in on itself, growing without prosperity, perhaps it's time to ask different questions, to look at the problem from a new perspective. Doug Rushkoff has made a career out of looking at digital technologies differently, and explaining them to those willing to understand. From the early days of the Internet to our current economic situation, Doug has written about and thought about the Big Picture, and how the way we organize society then organizes us and the implicit assumptions that we can forget we made. With a new book out (Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus), he stops by to chat a bit about the way society is changing. Recorded 6/29/2016.


Episode 285 - Touched!

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  • Episode 285
  • July 12, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Epiphany Jordan (Karuna Sessions). Touch. What does it mean to us to be touched, to touch? As our civilization has advanced, becoming more technological, have we given up something that all of us need on a deep biological level? We’re joined this episode by an expert in touch, Epiphany Jordan, to talk about the role of touch in our society, the views that society has around it, particularly gender-based views, and how this affects all of us. Venture with us on a journey into touch… Recorded 6/26/2016.