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!
The Metaverse — Living the Dream?
The next iteration of the Internet, is called the “metaverse”. It is where we anticipate our physical and virtual worlds will converge. But options differ on what it will look like or if and how it will be controlled. Will the Metaverse
When Cutting Edge Technology Leads to Unintended Consequences
We are in a technical revolution where cutting edge innovations in areas such as AI, 5G, robotics, and even gene editing, offer enormous promises for our lives, ranging from the mundane to the spectacular. Our persistent optimism overestimates the positive
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
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.