Tech Hygiene show

Tech Hygiene

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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 S3 Ep3: Tiger Tyagarajan talks about the future of work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1472

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.

 S3 Ep2: John Sundman, national treasure, returns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1404

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.

 S3 Ep1: Sasha Perelman talks cannabis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1136

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.

 S2 Ep33: ICYMI: Anne Ahola Ward is looking forward to the future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1492

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.

 S2 Ep32: ICYMI: Alexandra Fine of Dame Products talks about human interaction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 780

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.

 S2 Ep31: ICYMI: Intel's Jim Clarke talks quantum computing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1267

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.

 S2 Ep30: Jason Feifer talks about our fear of the future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1678

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.

 S2 Ep28: How bots are targeting influencers with Emilio Ferrara | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 968

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.

 S2 Ep29: Why investor Jalak Jobanputra is betting big on crypto | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1478

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.

 S2 Ep27: Toby Weston on the importance of fiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1245

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, [](, to read his books.

 S2 Ep26: ICYMI: Crypto cynic Meltem Demirors talks about the future of funding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1508

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.

 S2 Ep25: Valentina Isakina talks about the rise of the rest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1223

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.

 S2 Ep24: Joel Sadler tells us about his Minecraft playing kids computer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1212

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.

 S2 Ep23: Talking the future of influence with Tamara McCleary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1019

[Tamara McCleary]( 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.

 S2 Ep22: Talking the law with Dorna Moini | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 960

In this episode we talk to [Dorna Moini]( about the future of the legal profession and why robots won't replace lawyers (yet).


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