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.
Richard Clarke is a former White House cybersecurity expert and one of the most interesting people I've talked to on the podcast. His next book, Warning, will be out May 23. In this episode he talks about the "sentinel personality" and what it takes to tell the world something terrible is about to happen.
This week on Technotopia I talk to Greg Mark, founder of Markforge. Mark has made 3D printers that can make carbon fiber and true metal parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional printers. It's an amazing technology and he's a really cool guy.
This week we bring back a great interview with Makerbot founder Bre Pettis on the future of manufacturing.
Richard Florida is a professor and writer and his latest book, The New Urban Crisis, looks at the way cities can expand and grow with technology and innovation. You can pick up his book now.
This episode we talk to Peter Walker, author of How Cycling Can Save the World. He has some fascinating ideas on how future cities can make the most of cycles and ebikes.
This week I talk to Ryan Holiday, author and media columnist for the New York Observer. Ryan has been writing on stoicism and the future of media and he offers a quick and final fix for our social media woes.
This week we talk about Estonian e-residency and the eventual dissolution of borders with entrepreneur Tobias Stone.
Greg Ferenstein has a lot to say about the future of politics and media and he's a fascinating writer and speaker.
This week we talk to AI expert Michel Morvan about augmented intuition.
This week we revisit the podcast we ran with Charlie White, a write and cannabis consultant.
UPDATED AUDIO. This podcast features the creator of the Ripple Rug, Fred Ruckel. Ruckle talks about the future of manufacturing in America and how to thwart scammers.
This week we talk to Kirill Tatarinov, the CEO of Citrix and a man who knows his way around punch cards. Our topic? The future of computing, from quantum machines to 3D interfaces.
An encore presentation of one of the oddest Technotopias in a long while.
To solar or not to solar? The CEO of Powur talks about the fossil-less future.
This week we talk with Noah Rosenberg whose ideas about AI, art, and computing are cutting edge.