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It's the question of our times: How is technology impacting our humanity? "Should This Exist?" invites the creators of radical new technologies to set aside their business plan, and think through the human side: What is the invention’s greatest promise? And what could possibly go wrong? Show host Caterina Fake (Partner, Yes VC; Cofounder Flickr) is a celebrated tech pioneer and one of Silicon Valley’s most eloquent commentators on technology and the human condition. Joined by a roster of all-star expert guests who have a knack for looking around corners, Caterina drops listeners into the minds of today’s ingenious entrepreneurs and guides them through the journey of foreseeing what their technology might do to us, and for us. Should This Exist? is a WaitWhat original series in partnership with Quartz.

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    • 4.3, 640 Ratings

It's the question of our times: How is technology impacting our humanity? "Should This Exist?" invites the creators of radical new technologies to set aside their business plan, and think through the human side: What is the invention’s greatest promise? And what could possibly go wrong? Show host Caterina Fake (Partner, Yes VC; Cofounder Flickr) is a celebrated tech pioneer and one of Silicon Valley’s most eloquent commentators on technology and the human condition. Joined by a roster of all-star expert guests who have a knack for looking around corners, Caterina drops listeners into the minds of today’s ingenious entrepreneurs and guides them through the journey of foreseeing what their technology might do to us, and for us. Should This Exist? is a WaitWhat original series in partnership with Quartz.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
640 Ratings
640 Ratings
rezdog ,

Not so libertarian.

Who defines good and bad actors? What is the world view? Where do the morals come from? Love the podcast.

Swensenfollower ,

The essential, rarely asked question

(Full disclosure: I am podcast junkie and a science nerd. I also am friend of one of the show’s creators.)

This show is an obvious choice for inclusion into podcasting’s pantheon of provocative and probing science/tech masterpieces, Radiolab, Hidden Brain, and Invisibilia most notable among them.

It asks a the most fundamental question of new tech innovation, and the show’s perspectives, principally those of its host and Silicon Valley luminary (Caterina), tech-culture/humorist/critic (Baratunde), and veteran tech journalist (Kevin Delaney) are wonderfully complementary - indeed, synergistic. I also was thrilled to hear the voice of Anand Giridharadas on the Boom episode- he’s among the most important voices of our time on matters of technology and development.

You can’t go wrong with this one - add it to your collection straightaway ...

awestley123 ,

Favorite podcast of all time!

Perfect questions, clear descriptions, great expert opinions, superb content. Very diverse perspectives as well: people of all ages, races, and genders! Would definitely recommend to any curious people thinking about the future

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