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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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.
One of my favorite writers, [John Sundman](https://johnsundman.com), returns to the show to talk about Nazis and how things get fixed. Content Warning: John gets a little saucy in this episode.
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.
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.
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.
If you've ever wanted a crash course in quantum computing, this is it. Jim Clarke is in charge of QPU research at Intel and he runs down exactly how we should all be thinking about this amazing new tech.
Jason Feifer is the creator of the Pessimist's Archive, a podcast that talks about the various scary things that we all worried about years ago. In this episode we talk about the groundless fear of the future and why he gives his kid an iPhone sometimes.
When I last spoke to Emilio Ferrara he was working on telling the world how bots could make things better. Now, with a team a researchers, he's found out how bots are targeting influencers in an effort to spread fake news. It's a fascinating little conversation with a fascinating researcher.
When investor and entrepreneur Jalak Jobanputra first visited a blockchain conference five years ago she got goosebumps. The experienced investor had heard of cryptocurrencies but now that they had truly come into maturity she was excited. Now, five years later, she's building her entire VC practice around blockchain and sees bright days ahead for the technology. Join us as we talk about the future of blockchain and where she feels the technology is headed.
Happy Turkey Day! In this episode we talk with writer Toby Weston who has a lot to say about the future of fiction. You can check out his site, [http://tobyweston.net](http://tobyweston.net), to read his books.
Meltem Demirors 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.
Valentina Isakina is the Managing Director for Financial Institutions at JobsOhio and a great Ohio booster. I grill her a bit on my home town and we talk about the future of flyover country.
Joel Sadler is the founder of Piper and he built a computer for kids. In this episode we talk about the lure of Minecraft and my own STEM toy phobias.
[Tamara McCleary](https://twitter.com/TamaraMcCleary?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) is the founder of Thulium and a business futurist. I enjoyed chatting with her about the future of marketing, something we rarely think about as we rocket forward into a brave new world.
In this episode we talk to [Dorna Moini](https://www.linkedin.com/in/documentautomation) about the future of the legal profession and why robots won't replace lawyers (yet).