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Depending who you ask, big tech is either going to save humanity or destroy us. Taylor Owen thinks it’s a little more complicated than that. Join him in conversation with leading thinkers as they make sense of a world transformed by technology.

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    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

Depending who you ask, big tech is either going to save humanity or destroy us. Taylor Owen thinks it’s a little more complicated than that. Join him in conversation with leading thinkers as they make sense of a world transformed by technology.

    How Much Should We Worry about the Future of Tech Governance?

    How Much Should We Worry about the Future of Tech Governance?

    On the season finale, host Taylor Owen and author Azeem Azhar discuss the future of tech governance, Web3 and Elon Musk’s attempts to buy Twitter.

    • 46 min
    All Eyes on Crypto

    All Eyes on Crypto

    As cryptocurrencies move from the fringes to the mainstream, regulators are taking notice. Journalist Ephrat Livni outlines this evolution and the impact of government intervention on what was once considered a threat to the status quo.

    • 37 min
    Web3 — Technology of Control or Freedom?

    Web3 — Technology of Control or Freedom?

    Web3 is being called the future of the internet, but the reality is it’s already here. Crypto expert Shermin Voshmgir takes us through what it all means and how, as she frames it, it’s up to us whether it becomes a tool of freedom or control.

    • 31 min
    What Happens If We Live Forever?

    What Happens If We Live Forever?

    A couple of years ago, the idea of science extending the human lifespan to 150 years or beyond was the stuff of science fiction. The rapid pace of technology is making that a possibility, according to some scientists, but Matthew D. LaPlante isn’t sure society is ready for a world dominated by centenarians.

    • 51 min
    Borders Matter – Even in Cyberspace

    Borders Matter – Even in Cyberspace

    We focus a lot on the internet’s potential to transcend borders. But writer and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola explains how our experience of the internet is profoundly place-bound, with authoritarian regimes and their digital controls being the most extreme examples of why borders matter.

    • 46 min
    Inside the Russian Information War

    Inside the Russian Information War

    The Russia-Ukraine war looks different depending on where you are in the world. While the West has found unity on facts and information, a completely different narrative is present outside of English-language social networks. Ben Scott (Reset) and Frederike Kaltheuner (Human Rights Watch) unpack how the Russian information war is playing out across the world.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Every show is illuminating💥

This is the kind of podcast you get lost in, and only realize later you've listened to like 7 episodes in a row. It’s obvious Taylor puts extraordinary effort into every single episode of Big Tech. But what makes this show a true standout is the quality of the guests, stories, and ideas. Taylor finds guests who truly care about being a positive force in tech. Don't miss it!🙏

Nathalya.Molina ,

Five stars

A listen TO A LOT of podcasts. This is the best one. If you want to understand how technology is shaping our world you have to listen to this.

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