Anna Ahola Ward aka Annebot is a futurist and writer. She recently wrote a [Futurist Call To Arms](https://medium.com/@annebot/a-futurist-call-to-arms-time-to-evolve-df361f42727e) and she is working hard to create "super futurists" whose job it is to share the future with the rest of the world. She believes that sharing and social good are the future and we discuss media, cryptocurrencies, and the cool vs. the square. It's a great convo.
Clara Brenner is the co-founder of the [Urban Innovation Fund](http://www.urbaninnovationfund.com) and a staunch believer in the future of augmented cities. While she isn't a complete optimist, she believes tech and government can work together to make our cities better. Take a listen and follow her on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/clara_brenner?lang=en)!
[Meltem Demirors](https://twitter.com/melt_dem?ref_src=twsrc%5Eappleosx%7Ctwcamp%5Esafari%7Ctwgr%5Esearch) is the CEO of CoinShares and a deep thinker in the crypto space. Her breadth and depth of experience is wonderfully refreshing and we had a great time talking about the future of funding and crypto.
Mark Hopkins is an IBM Futurist and has been thinking about blockchain and media since both of those things became hot topics. His work spans multiple decades and he's built some amazing tools. In this podcast we talk about the future of blockchain as it relates to media and the importance - and rise - of micropayments.
Blockchain CEO [Ouriel Ohayon](https://twitter.com/OurielOhayon?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) joins us this week to talk about the future of blockchain and where the bitcoin price is going. He's a thorough and smart thinker so he's well worth a listen.
Twitter isn't new. In the past, people used to share their thoughts and observations in far less high-tech ways but the effects of the new media landscape are still being assessed. Professor and author Lee Humphreys talks about the future - and past - of social media in her new boo The Qualified Self.
Suraj Patel is an unusual politician - he actually understands tech. He's running for Congress in New York and aims to lead the way in terms of tech and the future. In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss why politicians are so behind and how he aims to help.