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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 S2 Ep21: 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 Ep20: Code Club co-founder Clare Sutcliffe wants to educate your kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1021

Clare Sutcliffe created [Code Club]( in the UK to help kids learn computers. Now she's working on a number of exciting projects in the same vein but in the end she believes that teachers will be with us always.

 S2 Ep19: Greg Verdino talks about the future of business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1685

Greg Verdino is a business futurist who is building next level business systems. In this podcast we talk about the way businesses will grow and change in reaction to what amounts to a hipsterization of the workplace.

 S2 Ep18: Author Bill Laboon talks bitcoin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1278

Bill Laboon is a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of  [Strength in Numbers](, a novel about cryptocurrency. In this episode we talk about academia and the future of blockchain.

 S2 Ep17: Bilal Pervez talks about Jonny Jonny videos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1601

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.

 S2 Ep16: Into space with Aliya Prokofyeva | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1226

[Aliya Prokofyeva]( 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.

 S2 Ep15: 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 Ep14: Peter Rubin on the future of VR | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1882

Peter Rubin is the author of [Future Presence]( 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.

 S2 Ep13: David Weinberger tells us about the most amazing AI he's ever seen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

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.

 S2 Ep12: Writer John Sundman talks about tech, firefighting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1806

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.

 S2 Ep11: ICYMI - Amol Sarva talks about the distributed brain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1470

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!

 S2 Ep10: Bill Studebaker on the future of robots | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1018

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.

 S2 Ep9: 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 Ep8: Investor Clara Brenner on the future of cities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1300

Clara Brenner is the co-founder of the [Urban Innovation Fund]( and a staunch believer in the future of augmented cities. While she isn't a complete optimist, she believes tech and government can work together to make our cities better. Take a listen and follow her on [Twitter](!

 S2 Ep7: Crypto cynic Meltem Demirors talks about the future of funding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1554

[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.


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