Technology and Consequences: the mass of innovations brought by the Internet and related technologies, the inroads they have made on our lives and cultures, and the possibilities for the future, as guided by two people who have been involved in Internet technology business since it was a thing.
Our podcasts feature lively discussions on themed current issues in technology and its consequences — our our views and those of other invited experts, as we use the Internet’s five decades of history to puzzle out possible futures.
Are you curious about how the Internet got to where we are today, and concerned about how we shape the future — not just of the Internet, but of all parts of our lives, our work, and our communities? Tune in!
Science, Capitalism, and Social Justice – can we do better?
Guest: Jenny Reardon Since the mid 2000’s the field of genetics has seen rapid technological innovation, particularly in DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies that enable analysis of large portions of an individual’s genome at a relatively affordable cost. These advancements
How do you know what news to trust?
Guest: Sally Lehrman There is no question that an informed public and a free press are critical requirements for a functioning democracy. But what if the public has little to no trust in the news media? How can we have
Connected cars and the privacy debacle
Guest: Zoë MacDonald The increased number of Internet enabled cars affords us luxuries deemed unattainable a few decades ago. We can now navigate roads in a way to avoid traffic jams, diagnose problems and often fix glitches with a software
Artistic Alchemy: Exploring AI’s Impact on Creativity and Culture
Guest: Nestor Maslej Artificial intelligence has made inroads in each of the seven categories of art: architecture, cinema, literature, painting, music sculpture, and theater. And in doing so, has challenged what it means to create art, as well as stirred
Preserving Journalism in the Dawning Age of AI
Guest: Courtney C. Radsch A revolution is afoot in media and by extension, journalism. Economic factors have caused the decline of local media to the point where in the US two newspapers are forced to shut down every week. Another
Scientists Confronting the Disinformation Ecosystem
Guest: Sheldon Himelfarb With the advances in AI and increasing sophistication in creating misleading content such as deepfakes, there is growing concern especially amongst academics and researchers about the threat mis- and dis-information pose not only for the 2024 election
A very informative podcast by very knowledgeable hosts
I have been looking forward to the arrival of each podcast. The series have been extremely informative on very relevant topics. I am often left at the end of each program reflecting on the information shared and the engaging conversation with the thought leaders on the subject. You will be thrilled with the quality and content.
Relevant, engaging, informative
Unlike most tech podcasts, this is not solely targeted at those in the industry. Relevant, intelligent, and informed discussions on consequences of decisions about technology. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in the implications of decisions being made via a vis technology, access, and advancement.