Episode 4 - Networked Society

  • Episode 4
  • November 18, 2011

Found via TechCrunch, Ericsson has put together an incredible presentation of thinkers on the future, and how the networked society is truly starting to transform our world. Like a lot of futurist material, many of its predictions will end up looking foolish in later years; but like all attempts at peering into the future, the exercise of the mind offers us glimpses of probability. On this episode, we take a look at those possibilities and the thoughts that Ericsson put together for a view of the next several decades. Recorded on 11/15/2011.

 

Episode 3 - Trending Towards Peace?

Barack Obama
  • Episode 3
  • November 18, 2011

If you spend much time watching the news, or any media really, you might come away with the idea that human society is incredibly violent. In fact, you might think that we're in more danger than ever before in history. Although humankind's ability to destroy ourselves remains, the truth is that modern times are actually incredibly safe. Especially in the developed nations, like the United States. Increasingly the efforts of politicians to make us safer are meant more to stoke our fears and get themselves elected than they are to actually make us safer. In this episode we take a look at some of these developments, through the lens of an Intellectual Conservative. Recorded on 11/15/2011.

Episode 2 - Future Of Government

US Capitol
  • Episode 2
  • November 9, 2011

Government. It affects us all. It has an enormous impact on how society works. And yet it seems to a lot of Americans that our government has become an out-of-control monster. With Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party in the headlines, perhaps it's time to have a serious conversation about the role of government in our society and what we expect. On this episode we look at some thoughts and recommendations written by John Batelle of Federated Media. Recorded on 11/07/2011.

Episode 1 - Cause Of A Crisis

Stock Exchange
  • Episode 1
  • November 9, 2011

Perhaps the biggest financial disaster since the Great Depression, what has been called the Great Recession is currently the subject of a lot of speculation and analysis. In this episode, we tackle some of the causes and contributing factors. Recorded on 11/07/2011. 

 

Episode 0 - What's A Podcast?

Band Of Brothers
  • Episode
  • November 1, 2011

This is the episode that starts it all... the very first Robot Overlordz podcast. On this episode we tackle the joys of podcasting and look at the future of the US and our role in the world from two different perspectives. It's all about the American Empire, the Cold War, the War on Terror, and the future. Recorded on 10/24/2011.