[Aliya Prokofyeva](https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwiesZudrZrdAhWDdd8KHRWNA2UQFjAAegQICBAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Faliyaprokofyeva%2F&usg=AOvVaw2BrpSb23zY3Uc-khruKLfE) wants to build cities in space. I ask her when we can all go. She's the CEO of Galaktika and she's in the space race to win it.
In this potentially NSFW (but fun) episode, I talk to Alexandra Fine of Dame Products about her work in relationships and sex toys. It's a wide ranging conversation that might not be exactly for the little ones.
Peter Rubin is the author of [Future Presence](https://amzn.to/2OykTQI) and has some fascinating things to say about intimacy, VR, and the future of communication. This was one of my favorite episodes and well worth a listen.
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.
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.
Fabiano Caruana is a brilliant mind. He's a professional Chess player of world renown and has been thinking about the problems associated with human/computer interaction and augmentation for years. In this podcast we talk about what it feels like to be beaten - and work with - computers that are designed to destroy your chances at winning.
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.
One of my favorite writers is Clive Thompson. His work appears in Wired, the New York Times, and BoingBoing and he's working on a book about programmers. I spoke with him about his recent research into the mind of the programmer and how the computing class are the lawyers of the 21st century.
Jeff Schmidt runs the [Columbus Collaboratory](http://columbuscollaboratory.com/), a unique think tank dedicated to building security and system solutions for major clients. Jeff and I talked about the future of cybersecurity and where the group was headed.
Amol Sarva has a had a long history with mobile computing. The founder of Virgin Mobile, he went on to build the amazing Peek email device and then went on to found [Knote](https://knote.me). After a few months, he realized that his app was the back end to what humans really wanted - connection. Now he's running thousands of square feet of shared offices and growing daily. I talked to him about the future of work and what it takes to make a truly mobile product.