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Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly has long provided us with the blueprints to plan for the future of technology. The author of the new book, WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, closes out Season 2 with a fascinating discussion of the complex relationship between society and tech and the implications for the future (tune in also for 1960s San Francisco/mescaline anecdotes).
Since founding WIRED Magazine in the 1990s,Jane Metcalfe has pioneered how we think about the digital age while reporting from the front lines of tech. In this episode, she discusses how she’s documenting the budding neobiological revolution with her new publication Neo.Life.
The Internet is safe and equitable for all people,right? Not quite; that’s why Jim Halloran, Chief Digital Officer at GLAAD, has made it his mission to help tech companies create ethical platforms for LGBTQ users, and others. Here he breaks down how an online network of alt-right supporters are rigging YouTube’s AI algorithms to flag and remove LGBTQ-related content.
We know, you’re tired of hearing the word “bitcoin.” But Jalak Jobanputra, founding partner of Future Perfect Ventures, was investing in blockchain tech (which powers bitcoin) in Africa and Southeast Asia, way before your local Wall Street bro could spellcryptocurrency. Ready for a lesson on blockchain? Get into this great episode.
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Hamilton the Musical. Need we say more? Director Thomas Kail, one of the brilliant minds behind the Broadway show that broke the Internet (and ticket websites), joins us to talk about how the Internet influenced the show’s creative process, his crusade against ticket bots, and more!
Guide • January 30, 2018
Queue up 5 of our favorite episodes from Season 2 of the Webby Podcast!