Follow along as Mark Zuckerberg hosts a series of conversations on the future of technology and society. He and his guests take on the biggest questions about tech's place in the world — along with the opportunities, challenges, hopes, and anxieties that come with it.
Tech and Progress with Patrick Collison and Tyler Cowen
Mark sat down with Patrick Collison, CEO of Stripe, and Tyler Cowen, an economist at George Mason University, to discuss what drives progress and how to accelerate it.
Tech and Science with Joe DeRisi and Steve Quake
Mark sits down with Dr. Joe DeRisi and Dr. Stephen Quake, who lead the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a nonprofit research center that brings together scientists and engineers from Stanford, Berkeley, and UCSF. They talk about how technology is accelerating health research, the new advancements they’re most excited about, how to restore faith in science and what wearables will mean for the future of health.
Tech and Governance with Jenny Martinez and Noah Feldman
Mark sits down with Stanford Law School Dean Jenny Martinez and Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman to talk about freedom of expression and governance.
They’re both experts in constitutional law and Noah is an advisor helping define Facebook’s independent oversight board where people will be able to appeal Facebook’s content decisions. They talk about how the board members should be selected to ensure independence, what the scope of their decision-making should be, the importance of publishing their deliberations, and more.
Tech and Democracy with Yuval Noah Harari
Mark talks with Yuval Noah Harari, historian and author of Sapiens, Homo Deus, and 21 Lessons For the 21st Century. They discuss some of the most important topics surrounding the future of technology and society – like whether the internet is connecting or fragmenting communities, the different ways artificial intelligence could be developed, how algorithms will continue to impact people's lives, and why it’s so important that we don't store sensitive data in countries with weak rule of law or where governments can forcibly get access to that data.
Tech and Journalism with Mathias Döpfner of Axel Springer
Mark sits down with Mathias Döpfner — the CEO of the largest news publisher in Europe, Axel Springer — in Berlin. They answer questions like: What role does quality journalism play in building informed communities? What principles should Facebook use for building a dedicated area to surface more high quality news? They also talk about the privacy-focused vision Mark laid out for the future of social networking and his ideas for internet regulation.
Tech and Law with Harvard Professor Jonathan Zittrain
Mark kicks off the series with Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain at Mark's alma mater. They cover everything from encryption and privacy to misinformation and future research area, all in front of a special audience — Zittrain’s students.
A generally interesting podcast. The format of the shows doesn’t really feel like a podcast. It’s hard to describe but the show feels a little Blair Witch’y, as in theres obviously something going on, but neither the guest speaker or Mark actually addresses it head on. Topics are interesting and the dialogue informative.
Generally solid podcast, just needs a bit of refinement. Feels kind of off at the moment, but worth a listen.
Mark does not care about us
Mark does not care about other people. Facebook and apps owned by facebook are not ethically designed. His company’s business model is to hook you onto their apps with zero care for how this effects all the people using it. All he cares about is making money off of our attention.
He doesn’t care that his apps control the way 2 billion plus people think. He does not care that thousands of his engineers have designed an algorithm that is causing human downgrading by fighting for the bottom of the brain stem. He does not care that his apps are causing sharp rises in mental illness, or decrease in attention spans.
All he cares about is making money off our attention.
Any new “features” of instagram is designed to keep us hooked on the app. To keep us staying a little longer on the app.
These tech companies need to be broken up. They are too big. Have too much influence on our lives. They need to be regulated!