Episode 269 - A Cloudy Future

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  • Episode 269
  • May 5, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Eliot Peper. Returning to talk about his new book (out today) is author and entrepreneur Eliot Peper. This time we take a deep dive into the themes of surveillance, big data, "revenge of the analog", social media, and much more about the ways in which society is changing all around us. Mike read an early review copy of Cumulus and really enjoyed it, so take a listen to learn more about this near-future thriller. Recorded 4/24/2016.

 

Episode 268 - #DeathWatch!!

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  • Episode 268
  • May 3, 2016

Here's another shortie for your bowl!! This time, we're talking about companies on THE VERGE OF DEATH. It's the Corporate Deathwatch... part deux!! Want to know what companies are going-going-gone? Tune in and find out. Recorded 4/24/2016.

 

Episode 267 - Crispr's Revolution

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  • Episode 267
  • April 28, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Higgins (Emergent Futures). In this episode we're joined again by futurist Paul Higgins. We talk a bit about the changing world of health and sick care, physical fitness and athletics, CRISPR technologies and gene therapy, energy and the way the market is changing, self-driving cars, VR, and technological unemployment. Recorded 4/24/2016.

 

Episode 266 - Winter's Voice, Representing!!

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  • Episode 266
  • April 26, 2016

SPECIAL GUEST: Robert Gordon (Future Conscience). Author and blogger Robert Gordon stops by to chat in depth about his near-future sci-fi novel When Winter Calls, as well as the current state of representative democracy and the political process, both national and global, around the world. Recorded 4/24/2016. 

 

Episode 265 - #UnlockJustice

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  • Episode 265
  • April 21, 2016

Mike and Matt squeeze out a shortie this time, with an update on the neverending battle over #ENCRYPTION!! Politicians are misleading us about their plans to break the Internet, mobile phones, and technology in general. Or is it just incompetence? Sometimes it's hard to tell... but tune in and learn more. Encryption is math... and you can't create a math problem that only the good guys can solve. Remember that. Recorded 4/17/2016.