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.
The conversation with joe and Steve was enjoyable, smart, and gave me an idea of what the biohub is actually trying to achieve. Well hosted too.
Bring on interesting guests then talk at them
This was pretty annoying, I listened to the first and last episode.
The format should’ve just been a host interviewing Mark Zuckerberg so he could air out all the ideas he wanted to about how Facebook is addressing certain topics then maybe that would be a four star show but this was just misleading... The guests were made to be pretty inconsequential unfortunately.
The content that is in tech and society is easy to understand and relevant. I enjoyed listening to these podcasts and finding out what Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have been working on. I have donated to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and enjoy listening to Mark Zuckerberg and learning more about how he is helping all of us. It is always reassuring to know that there is a billionaire who is also jewish doing so much good in this world.