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17: Bilal Pervez talks about Jonny Jonny videos

9/14/2018
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Bilal Pervez is the founder of Chube, a new app for kids. In this podcast we talk about the future of content and why those awful Jonny Jonny videos are so popular.

Duration:00:26:41

16: Into space with Aliya Prokofyeva

9/7/2018
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[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.

Duration:00:20:25

15: Alexandra Fine of Dame Products talks about human interaction

8/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:00

14: Peter Rubin on the future of VR

8/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:21

13: David Weinberger tells us about the most amazing AI he's ever seen

8/17/2018
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David Weinberger is an author and early Internet pioneer. In this podcast we talk about machine learning, the future of our minds, and some of the coolest AI he's ever seen.

Duration:00:27:30

12: Writer John Sundman talks about tech, firefighting

8/10/2018
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The amazing John Sundman joined me this week for a candid talk about hope, writing, and the value of philosophy. He's one of my favorite writers and I hope you enjoy this unique podcast.

Duration:00:30:11

11: ICYMI - Amol Sarva talks about the distributed brain

8/3/2018
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Amol Sarva is one of my favorite thinkers and this week I brought back an older episode in which we talk about the future of work. Enjoy!

Duration:00:24:29

10: Bill Studebaker on the future of robots

7/27/2018
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Bill Studebaker of Robo Global brings us the news of robots that will fix us when we're sick and carry us around when we're old. It's some amazing stuff.

Duration:00:16:57

9: Anne Ahola Ward is looking forward to the future

7/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:55

6: Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins on the future of media

6/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:50

5: Ouriel Ohayon on crypto and bitcoin pricing

6/22/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:44

4: Let's talk big data with Felix Van de Maele

6/14/2018
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Felix Van de Maele is the founder of Collibra, a data governance service that maintains data integrity. In this podcast Van de Maele shares his vision of the future of big data.

Duration:00:13:38

3: Author Lee Humphreys talks about the past of social media

6/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:19:27

2: Piergiorgio Grossi of Ducati talks motors

6/1/2018
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Piergiorgio Grossi is the IT head at Ducati and in this episode of Technotopia we look at the decades old company in the context of future transportation systems. It's a great chat.

Duration:00:18:08

1: Professional Chess player Fabiano Caruana talks augmented intelligence

5/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:51

109: Suraj Patel is running for congress and loves tech

5/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:16:48

108: Author Clive Thompson talks about the rise of the computing class

5/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:44

107: Haydar Haba tells us about the future of capital

5/5/2018
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Haydar Haba is a VC and entrepreneur and he's betting big on crypto. In this episode of Technotopia we go deep on his investing strategy and where he sees innovation going next.

Duration:00:20:21

106: Inside the Columbus Collaboratory with Jeff Schmidt

4/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:44

105: Mobile guru Amol Sarva talks about the future of work

4/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:25