6 episodes

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 & Society with Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg

    • Technology
    • 3.6, 57 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tech and Science with Joe DeRisi and Steve Quake

    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.

    • 57 min
    Tech and Governance with Jenny Martinez and Noah Feldman

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tech and Democracy with Yuval Noah Harari

    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.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Tech and Journalism with Mathias Döpfner of Axel Springer

    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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tech and Law with Harvard Professor Jonathan Zittrain

    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.

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

ibmootz ,

Great

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.

vanjo2sd ,

Yikes but good

I love the people that are brought on the episodes, but Zuckerberg acts like the know it all child that you can tell doesn’t know anything

QuestioningPerfectionist ,

Good but too cerebral

I enjoy listening to this. BUT I feel like the podcast and the person have the same shortcoming. Very smart, well intentioned, and interesting. But they come across as very cerebral and not REAL enough.

The guests are academics and technocrats. I wish he had some people who are smart but talk more to the heart - people on focused on the social/emotional/spiritual aspect of our lives. People to whom the concept of “community” isn’t just another data point in a utilitarian quest to improve the world. People like Krista Tippett, Jonathan Sacks, Van Jones, David Brooks, Scott Shay, or Jason Silva.

Or how about some leaders? People who not only have thought about these issues, but who have LIVED them. People who don’t just deal with ideas, but actually lead people in implementing ideas. Like the Obamas, Tony Blair, Jamie Dimon, Bob Iger, Bezos, Warren Buffett, Bill Gurley, or Eric Schmidt.

Or what about plain old great storytellers? People like Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, David Epstein, Safi Bahcall, Steven Spielberg, or Jonathan Sacks. Does Zuckerberg’s worldview allow for the fact that stories help us make sense of the world around us?

Relatedly, the picture for this podcast has a chilly Zuckerberg- can’t he smile? Show some humanity and warmth!

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