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!
COVID Passports — a multinational perspective
Vaccination status – namely, who IS and who IS NOT vaccinated is hotly debated on every front. The Covid-19/vaccine passport purports to help. These passports are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, and/or have recently tested negative for
A world in flux — our relationship with change
The pandemic and its massive impact on every aspect of our lives for the past 18 months has been a wakeup call on change, especially that which we cannot control. For centuries, our human ingenuity has sought to control
Better Communicating with Context
Does online interface design shape or influence how we behave online? For example, do we really behave worse than our true selves when given the option to mask our identity? When technologies that obfuscate online activities, mask identities or create
Free Speech — It’s more than just the words
On Jan 11th, 2021, Parler, the alt right social media platform, found itself turned off and homeless, as Internet giants such as Amazon, Apple and Google, all booted it from their platforms in little more than 24 hours. The decision
Rethinking Machine Learning
Machine Learning, or ML, is attributed as a natural outgrowth of the intersection of Computer Science and Statistics. Machine Learning builds on both and focuses on the question of how to get computers to program themselves from an initial structure
Hacking the Pandemic: Taiwan’s Approach
When historians write the chapter on the COVID-19 pandemic, they will have plenty of cautionary examples, except maybe Taiwan. Taiwan may well provide the lesson in not only battling a public health crisis but also in civic engagement, innovation and
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.