98 episodes

Because The Future Comes Fast

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    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

Because The Future Comes Fast

    NYC Driverless Taxis, Humane AI Pin, and Is Alexa Dead?

    NYC Driverless Taxis, Humane AI Pin, and Is Alexa Dead?

    Today: What if you could have an AI helper that walked around with you? It could be realer than you think. Then, is Alexa Dead? Uh oh. And can New York ever have Robo Taxis?

    • 29 min
    AI is hungry for data... all of it!

    AI is hungry for data... all of it!

    Today: AI is hungry for data… ALL OF IT. Then, musicians are fighting AI, but do they want limits, or just cash? and As Marisa Mayer’s new photo sharing app crashes and burns, what happend? I’m Bob Garfield, the affable sidekick to Steven Rosenbaum, the prince of podcasting, and from various locations on the. Eastern […]

    • 32 min
    Reddit's Shrinkage Problem

    Reddit's Shrinkage Problem

    Today: The Baltimore Bridge Collapse was caused by President Biden, Hamas, ISIS, P. Diddy, Nickelodeon, or maybe aliens. Conspiracy theories are in overdrive. Then - NYC is going to let AI detect guns on the subway. And Reddit, just a week after going public, has a shrinkage problem. I’m Bob Garfield, the affable sidekick to Steven Rosenbaum, the prince of podcasting, and from various locations on the. Eastern seaboard, and this is Future Forward.

    • 30 min
    Is Truth Social a Ponzi Scheme?

    Is Truth Social a Ponzi Scheme?

    Today: is the Governor of South Dakota auditioning to be Trump’s VP? And what exactly are the - umm - ‘qualifications’ he’s looking for? Then the justice dept takes on Apple, what could the impact be on the beloved iPhone? And with Public Markets lathering on Reddit, will Truth Social be next? And… why?

    • 41 min
    News, the armament of choice in information warfare.

    News, the armament of choice in information warfare.

    News has always carried the risk of collateral dam age.But today, the weaponization digital media is the armament of choice in information warfar.

    This week, when news goes bad, and what it means for the world.

    • 31 min
    Special SXSW Edition

    Special SXSW Edition

    Special SXSW Edition from Austin

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Coolman beast ,

Interesting tech talk for non techies

Alexa and Steve break things down to a level that even people with the most neanderthal-esque understanding of tech will understand. Lots of insights on how tech impacts everything.

STITrish ,

Sound quality is awful; content is great

It’s almost like Bob and Steve are competing to see who can have the worse production values, who can have the most uneven sound, and who can introduce the most distracting background noise, from sirens to barking dogs to people talking on the beach nearby (when Bob was in the Mediterranean). If their discussions weren’t so interesting they would have run me off long ago. So one star for audio quality and five for content. I guess that adds up to three stars.

HeyHo3212 ,

Loose on details and bad audio quality

I love the quality of IEEE Spectrum articles but this podcast is the opposite of that: two hosts casually chatting about things that are sometimes wrong and misinformed. One episode was a political rant. I rate my podcasts on how much I have to listen through noise to get quality and the one finally got me to unsubscribe because the inaccuracies and ranting overshadow the nuggets of value. I cut the guests slack on the audio quality but I suspect the hosts are just using a computer microphone which sounds bad.

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