Technotopia

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John Biggs talks to the greatest minds in tech, history, philosophy, and art about why the future won't be awful. Technotopia is a podcast about a better future. It appears every Friday at Noon Eastern.

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http://technotopia.cc
Description
Technotopia is a podcast about how technology will change the world for the better. It is hosted by John Biggs and appears every Friday at Noon Eastern.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-23 05:45
last episode published
2019-03-22 16:00
publication frequency
7.11 days
Contributors
John Biggs author  
John Biggs owner  
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Number of Episodes
165
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.03.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Amy Webb talks about the rise of AI

Amy Webb is the author of the Big Nine and a quantitative futurist. Her recent work explores the rise of AI and talks about it what it means when only a few companies hold all the cards.
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15.03.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Inside smart buildings

An interview with the head of digital innovation at Johnson Controls.
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8.03.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Chris Dancy, Mindful Cyborg

This week we talk with Chris Dancy, the mindful cyborg, about the value of interconnection and why we shouldn't be afraid of technology. He's a great speaker and a fascinating person.
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1.03.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Jeff Schmidt talks about the future of the Midwest

Jeff Schmidt runs the Columbus Collaboratory, a unique think tank dedicated to building security and system solutions for major clients. Jeff and I talked about the future of cybersecurity and where the group was headed.
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22.02.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Sara Hicks on the future of commerce

Hicks is the CEO of Reaction Commerce. We talk about what it takes to sell stuff in the 21st century.
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15.02.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Joshua Pearce talks about the future of recycling

What happens to old plastic? Joshua Pearce knows and it's not pretty. In this episode we talk about how recycling will soon change for the better.
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Farbood Nivi talks about the future of decentralized cash

Farbood Nivi is the founder of CoinMine and a thought leader in the crypto space. In this great conversation we talk about the future of mining and why we'll all need a bitcoin miner in our homes.
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1.02.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Denis Barrier on globalization

Denis Barrier is a global investor and an amazing guy. His firm invests in the US, Europe, and Asia and we talked about our borderless future and  how to spot innovation before it takes off.
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25.01.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Michael Kennedy of Green Check Verified goes deep on cannabis legalization

The future is green and Green Check Verified's Michael Kennedy is at the forefront of it. In this episode we talk about legalization and the future of pot.
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18.01.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Tiger Tyagarajan talks about the future of work

Tiget Tyagarajan is the CEO of Genpact and employs 86,000 people. He knows a thing or two about the future of work. In this episode we go deep on the problems of human replacement and pessimism.
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11.01.2019 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

John Sundman, national treasure, returns

One of my favorite writers, [John Sundman](https://johnsundman.com), returns to the show to talk about Nazis and how things get fixed. Content Warning: John gets a little saucy in this episode.
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Sasha Perelman talks cannabis

Happy New Year! Sasha Perelman has been working hard to take cannabis mainstream. We talk about the future of weed in a world sodden with other stuff and how the future looks for us all.
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28.12.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

ICYMI: Anne Ahola Ward is looking forward to the future

Anna Ahola Ward aka Annebot is a futurist and writer. She recently wrote a Futurist Call To Arms and she is working hard to create "super futurists" whose job it is to share the future with the rest of the world. She believes that sharing and social go...
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21.12.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

ICYMI: Alexandra Fine of Dame Products talks about human interaction

In this potentially NSFW (but fun) episode, I talk to Alexandra Fine of Dame Products about her work in relationships and sex toys. It's a wide ranging conversation that might not be exactly for the little ones.
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14.12.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

ICYMI: Intel's Jim Clarke talks quantum computing

If you've ever wanted a crash course in quantum computing, this is it. Jim Clarke is in charge of QPU research at Intel and he runs down exactly how we should all be thinking about this amazing new tech.
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7.12.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Jason Feifer talks about our fear of the future

Jason Feifer is the creator of the Pessimist's Archive, a podcast that talks about the various scary things that we all worried about years ago. In this episode we talk about the groundless fear of the future and why he gives his kid an iPhone sometime...
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30.11.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

How bots are targeting influencers with Emilio Ferrara

When I last spoke to Emilio Ferrara he was working on telling the world how bots could make things better. Now, with a team a researchers, he's found out how bots are targeting influencers in an effort to spread fake news. It's a fascinating little con...
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Why investor Jalak Jobanputra is betting big on crypto

When investor and entrepreneur Jalak Jobanputra first visited a blockchain conference five years ago she got goosebumps. The experienced investor had heard of cryptocurrencies but now that they had truly come into maturity she was excited. Now, five ye...
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23.11.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Toby Weston on the importance of fiction

Happy Turkey Day! In this episode we talk with writer Toby Weston who has a lot to say about the future of fiction. You can check out his site, [http://tobyweston.net](http://tobyweston.net), to read his books.
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16.11.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

ICYMI: Crypto cynic Meltem Demirors talks about the future of funding

Meltem Demirors is the CEO of CoinShares and a deep thinker in the crypto space. Her breadth and depth of experience is wonderfully refreshing and we had a great time talking about the future of funding and crypto.
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Valentina Isakina talks about the rise of the rest

Valentina Isakina is the Managing Director for Financial Institutions at JobsOhio and a great Ohio booster. I grill her a bit on my home town and we talk about the future of flyover country.
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Joel Sadler tells us about his Minecraft playing kids computer

Joel Sadler is the founder of Piper and he built a computer for kids. In this episode we talk about the lure of Minecraft and my own STEM toy phobias.
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Talking the future of influence with Tamara McCleary

[Tamara McCleary](https://twitter.com/TamaraMcCleary?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) is the founder of Thulium and a business futurist. I enjoyed chatting with her about the future of marketing, something we rarely think about a...
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Talking the law with Dorna Moini

In this episode we talk to [Dorna Moini](https://www.linkedin.com/in/documentautomation) about the future of the legal profession and why robots won't replace lawyers (yet).
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12.10.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Intel's Jim Clarke talks quantum computing

If you've ever wanted a crash course in quantum computing, this is it. Jim Clarke is in charge of QPU research at Intel and he runs down exactly how we should all be thinking about this amazing new tech.
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5.10.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Code Club co-founder Clare Sutcliffe wants to educate your kids

Clare Sutcliffe created [Code Club](https://www.codeclub.org.uk) in the UK to help kids learn computers. Now she's working on a number of exciting projects in the same vein but in the end she believes that teachers will be with us always.
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28.09.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Greg Verdino talks about the future of business

Greg Verdino is a business futurist who is building next level business systems. In this podcast we talk about the way businesses will grow and change in reaction to what amounts to a hipsterization of the workplace.
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21.09.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Author Bill Laboon talks bitcoin

Bill Laboon is a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of  [Strength in Numbers](https://amzn.to/2Qsio43), a novel about cryptocurrency. In this episode we talk about academia and the future of blockchain.
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Bilal Pervez talks about Jonny Jonny videos

Bilal Pervez is the founder of Chube, a new app for kids. In this podcast we talk about the future of content and why those awful Jonny Jonny videos are so popular.
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7.09.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Into space with Aliya Prokofyeva

[Aliya Prokofyeva](https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwiesZudrZrdAhWDdd8KHRWNA2UQFjAAegQICBAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Faliyaprokofyeva%2F&usg=AOvVaw2BrpSb23zY3Uc-kh...
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31.08.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Alexandra Fine of Dame Products talks about human interaction

In this potentially NSFW (but fun) episode, I talk to Alexandra Fine of Dame Products about her work in relationships and sex toys. It's a wide ranging conversation that might not be exactly for the little ones.
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24.08.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Peter Rubin on the future of VR

Peter Rubin is the author of [Future Presence](https://amzn.to/2OykTQI) and has some fascinating things to say about intimacy, VR, and the future of communication. This was one of my favorite episodes and well worth a listen.
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17.08.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

David Weinberger tells us about the most amazing AI he's ever seen

David Weinberger is an author and early Internet pioneer. In this podcast we talk about machine learning, the future of our minds, and some of the coolest AI he's ever seen.
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10.08.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Writer John Sundman talks about tech, firefighting

The amazing John Sundman joined me this week for a candid talk about hope, writing, and the value of philosophy. He's one of my favorite writers and I hope you enjoy this unique podcast.
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ICYMI - Amol Sarva talks about the distributed brain

Amol Sarva is one of my favorite thinkers and this week I brought back an older episode in which we talk about the future of work. Enjoy!
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Bill Studebaker on the future of robots

Bill Studebaker of Robo Global brings us the news of robots that will fix us when we're sick and carry us around when we're old. It's some amazing stuff.
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20.07.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Anne Ahola Ward is looking forward to the future

Anna Ahola Ward aka Annebot is a futurist and writer. She recently wrote a [Futurist Call To Arms](https://medium.com/@annebot/a-futurist-call-to-arms-time-to-evolve-df361f42727e) and she is working hard to create "super futurists" whose job it is to s...
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13.07.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Investor Clara Brenner on the future of cities

Clara Brenner is the co-founder of the [Urban Innovation Fund](http://www.urbaninnovationfund.com) and a staunch believer in the future of augmented cities. While she isn't a complete optimist, she believes tech and government can work together to make...
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Crypto cynic Meltem Demirors talks about the future of funding

[Meltem Demirors](https://twitter.com/melt_dem?ref_src=twsrc%5Eappleosx%7Ctwcamp%5Esafari%7Ctwgr%5Esearch) is the CEO of CoinShares and a deep thinker in the crypto space. Her breadth and depth of experience is wonderfully refreshing and we had a great...
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29.06.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins on the future of media

Mark Hopkins is an IBM Futurist and has been thinking about blockchain and media since both of those things became hot topics. His work spans multiple decades and he's built some amazing tools. In this podcast we talk about the future of blockchain as ...
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22.06.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Ouriel Ohayon on crypto and bitcoin pricing

Blockchain CEO [Ouriel Ohayon](https://twitter.com/OurielOhayon?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) joins us this week to talk about the future of blockchain and where the bitcoin price is going. He's a thorough and smart thinker so...
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Let's talk big data with Felix Van de Maele

Felix Van de Maele is the founder of Collibra, a data governance service that maintains data integrity. In this podcast Van de Maele shares his vision of the future of big data.
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Author Lee Humphreys talks about the past of social media

Twitter isn't new. In the past, people used to share their thoughts and observations in far less high-tech ways but the effects of the new media landscape are still being assessed. Professor and author Lee Humphreys talks about the future - and past - ...
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Piergiorgio Grossi of Ducati talks motors

Piergiorgio Grossi is the IT head at Ducati and in this episode of Technotopia we look at the decades old company in the context of future transportation systems. It's a great chat.
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Professional Chess player Fabiano Caruana talks augmented intelligence

Fabiano Caruana is a brilliant mind. He's a professional Chess player of world renown and has been thinking about the problems associated with human/computer interaction and augmentation for years. In this podcast we talk about what it feels like to be...
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18.05.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Suraj Patel is running for congress and loves tech

Suraj Patel is an unusual politician - he actually understands tech. He's running for Congress in New York and aims to lead the way in terms of tech and the future. In this wide-ranging conversation we discuss why politicians are so behind and how he a...
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11.05.2018 https://ssl-static.libsyn.com/p/assets/a/d/6/4/ad644bad9d646730/zoomzoom.png

Author Clive Thompson talks about the rise of the computing class

One of my favorite writers is Clive Thompson. His work appears in Wired, the New York Times, and BoingBoing and he's working on a book about programmers. I spoke with him about his recent research into the mind of the programmer and how the computing c...
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Haydar Haba tells us about the future of capital

Haydar Haba is a VC and entrepreneur and he's betting big on crypto. In this episode of Technotopia we go deep on his investing strategy and where he sees innovation going next.
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27.04.2018

Inside the Columbus Collaboratory with Jeff Schmidt

Jeff Schmidt runs the [Columbus Collaboratory](http://columbuscollaboratory.com/), a unique think tank dedicated to building security and system solutions for major clients. Jeff and I talked about the future of cybersecurity and where the group was he...
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Mobile guru Amol Sarva talks about the future of work

Amol Sarva has a had a long history with mobile computing. The founder of Virgin Mobile, he went on to build the amazing Peek email device and then went on to found [Knote](https://knote.me). After a few months, he realized that his app was the back en...
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