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The technology we were promised as kids, what we got, and what's coming next.

Where's My Jetpack‪?‬ Michael Hainsworth

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 224 Ratings

The technology we were promised as kids, what we got, and what's coming next.

    The Future of Social Media with Brittlestar

    The Future of Social Media with Brittlestar

    Now that Elon Musk has bought Twitter, does this portend the downfall of western civilization? The Internet's Favourite Dad, Stewart Reynolds, AKA Brittlestar, thinks The Kids Today won't put up with this shit the way Gen-X and the Boomers do.

    • 32 min
    The Blockchain Primer

    The Blockchain Primer

    When electricity was first invented, Victorians had to learn a lot about it. Blockchain is kind of like that. Eventually we won't care. But until then, here's a primer on what you need to know about this world-changing technology from Tracy Leparulo and Amber Healy.

    • 37 min
    Where's My Hologram? with Proto's David Nussbaum

    Where's My Hologram? with Proto's David Nussbaum

    Star Wars holograms suck. Meet the man who's Proto technology has been used at concerts and awards shows, is being used by Wall Street schmucks, and may even be used by hospitals by remote doctors. David Nussbaum says the future is only 5 years away.

    • 27 min
    S01E03 Where's My Sexbot with Annette Masterson

    S01E03 Where's My Sexbot with Annette Masterson

    Since Westworld debuted in 1973, we've been promised a world of consequence-free sex with robots. They're still coming, and PhD student Annette Masterson at Temple University has been studying their rise since 2018 and the unusual technologies required to make them happen. This episode made possible in part by the Digital Life Institute at Ontario Tech University.

    • 50 min
    Where's My Privacy? with Cory Doctorow Part 2

    Where's My Privacy? with Cory Doctorow Part 2

    Sci-fi author and digital rights activist Cory Doctorow on why Telsas are "Murder Cars" and how to talk to your kids about Surveillance Capitalism without scaring them off their smartphones.

    • 37 min
    Where's My Privacy? with Cory Doctorow Part 1

    Where's My Privacy? with Cory Doctorow Part 1

    Our smartphones are being used against us. Sci-fi author Cory Doctorow on the science behind his fiction "Attack Surface" and why we must protect ourselves. Part 1 of 2.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
224 Ratings

224 Ratings

NorthernFlyer007 ,

Everything you wanted to know about AI and impacts on key parts of our lives

Well worth the half hour listen each week.

Michael Hainsworth ,

The show will go on!

If you stay subscribed, the show will morph into a whole new podcast about the technology we were promised as kids, what we actually got, be what’s coming next. Stay tuned for Michael Hainsworth’s Where’s My Jetpack on this iTunes feed!

Lily_Angel25 ,

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Really sorry to hear this podcast is ending. I’ve really enjoyed listening the banter between Allan and Chris. I will miss the weekly podcasts. Maybe rethink the format and content for a more general podcast about technology geared towards a general audience on a less frequent basis. Thank you gentlemen.

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