THE FUTURE WILL NOT BE PODCAST is an unscripted, unedited conversation about Future Shock — the idea that technology is accelerating so quickly that human minds, laws, and societies can't keep up, and why that is a fundamentally new problem for our generation, and our children.
It's hosted by 3 guys who have covered technology and media for a decade: Matt Silverman, Evan Engel, and Alex Fitzpatrick.
Our logo is designed by Emily Caufield. Our theme music is "Yesterday" by Otis McDonald (CC/YouTube Audio Library).
The vision of Blockchain technology was to create transparent, digital cash -- currency that is not mediated by banks, governments, or tech companies. But when speculators moved in, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin became volatile commodities in an unproven market, and a target of media sensationalism. But if the dream of scarce, digital currency can weather the current speculation storm, its ramifications are revolutionary. So much so, that crypto may pose a serious threat to how we conceive of the nation state, and what governments are actually capable of regulating. That is, if people actually take the time to understand it. Will Blockhain ever find the "killer app" that takes it mainstream? And what other transformative uses are on the horizon?
How much of our bodies and minds can we augment with technology before we're no longer "human?"
These are the voyages of our podcast enterprise.
The end of work is the beginning of something new for humanity.
How will we govern when "real life" and "virtual life" are indistinguishable?
Can we ever achieve digital literacy in the era of "fake news?"