Technotopia show


Summary: John Biggs talks to the greatest minds in tech, history, philosophy, and art about why the future won't be awful. Technotopia is a podcast about a better future. It appears every Friday at Noon Eastern.

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 13: KPMG's David Jarczyk on Blockchain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1178

David Jarczyk has a dream job. He basically works inside of KPMG thinking up new ways of building blockchain products. In this podcast we talk about the direction blockchain is taking in corporate America and how it won't be an amateur's game.

 12: Amy Webb talks about the rise of AI | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1514

Amy Webb is the author of the Big Nine and a quantitative futurist. Her recent work explores the rise of AI and talks about it what it means when only a few companies hold all the cards.

 11: Inside smart buildings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1186

An interview with the head of digital innovation at Johnson Controls.

 10: Chris Dancy, Mindful Cyborg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1612

This week we talk with Chris Dancy, the mindful cyborg, about the value of interconnection and why we shouldn't be afraid of technology. He's a great speaker and a fascinating person.

 9: Jeff Schmidt talks about the future of the Midwest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1097

Jeff Schmidt runs the Columbus Collaboratory, 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.

 8: Sara Hicks on the future of commerce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1165

Hicks is the CEO of Reaction Commerce. We talk about what it takes to sell stuff in the 21st century.

 7: Joshua Pearce talks about the future of recycling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1604

What happens to old plastic? Joshua Pearce knows and it's not pretty. In this episode we talk about how recycling will soon change for the better.

 6: Farbood Nivi talks about the future of decentralized cash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1310

Farbood Nivi is the founder of CoinMine and a thought leader in the crypto space. In this great conversation we talk about the future of mining and why we'll all need a bitcoin miner in our homes.

 5: Denis Barrier on globalization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1282

Denis Barrier is a global investor and an amazing guy. His firm invests in the US, Europe, and Asia and we talked about our borderless future and  how to spot innovation before it takes off.

 4: Michael Kennedy of Green Check Verified goes deep on cannabis legalization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1084

The future is green and Green Check Verified's Michael Kennedy is at the forefront of it. In this episode we talk about legalization and the future of pot.

 3: Tiger Tyagarajan talks about the future of work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1562

Tiget Tyagarajan is the CEO of Genpact and employs 86,000 people. He knows a thing or two about the future of work. In this episode we go deep on the problems of human replacement and pessimism.

 2: John Sundman, national treasure, returns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1494

One of my favorite writers, [John Sundman](, returns to the show to talk about Nazis and how things get fixed. Content Warning: John gets a little saucy in this episode.

 1: Sasha Perelman talks cannabis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1226

Happy New Year! Sasha Perelman has been working hard to take cannabis mainstream. We talk about the future of weed in a world sodden with other stuff and how the future looks for us all.

 33: ICYMI: Anne Ahola Ward is looking forward to the future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1582

Anna Ahola Ward aka Annebot is a futurist and writer. She recently wrote a Futurist Call To Arms 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.

 32: ICYMI: Alexandra Fine of Dame Products talks about human interaction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 870

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.


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