Best Future Trends podcasts — Where technology meets society (Updated July 2017; image)
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TEDTalks (audio)
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Want TED Talks on the go? Every week, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable – from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between – given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
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Every week Leo Laporte talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.Records live every Monday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
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Exponent
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A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
 
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Fw:Thinking
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It's about technology. It's about humanity. It's about our future. It's Fw:Thinking.
 
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Flash Forward
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A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
 
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ycombinator
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Podcast by ycombinator
 
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FutureProofing
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Series examining the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform the way society functions
 
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Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
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What's Tech?
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We live in the future, where drones skim the sky, corporations enter the space race, and smart watches track our every movement. But how? And why? What's Tech invites experts to explain the technology bit by bit, in clear, brief, enjoyable audio nuggets. These days, technology is everywhere. Let's make sense of what's around us.
 
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The Campfire Project
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Fire was our first true piece of technology. Around its warming glow, we would tell stories, share our thoughts, and bond with the people we love. Centuries later, our fires have been digitized, and thrown into everyone's pocket. They are infinitely more powerful. This is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology and storytelling, from two writers connected by circuits, wires and a passion for writing.
 
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Innovation Now
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Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
 
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Analog(ue)
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So many podcasts are about our digital devices. Analog(ue) is a show about how these devices make us feel and how they change our lives for the better, but also for the worse. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss.
 
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The Future And You
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Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 
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Dangerous Minds Podcast
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We at Dangerous Minds Podcast, are seeking to explore further weekly, the tech and the people behind this growing community of Biohacking, Grinding, Implantable Technology, Hard Sciences, and Information Security. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions, or comments. You are welcome to find us here, at dangerousminds.io or email us at info@dangerousminds.io and, perhaps we might one day talk to you about the work and or projects you’re exploring and developing. Society considers u ...
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
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A weekly podcast about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. Hosted by Jonathan Stark and Kelli Shaver.Would you like to get new episodes delivered straight to your inbox with show notes, links to additional content, and more? Click the KEEP ME IN THE LOOP button:KEEP ME IN THE LOOP
 
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The Future According to Now
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In the race to unveil the next big thing, we often hear about technology and innovations long before they become reality. How do we know what will soon impact the very way we live our lives? “The Future According to Now” is a podcast from Fidelity Investments and Atlantic Re:think. Follow along at theatlantic.com/fidelitypodcast, @atlanticrethink, or let us know what you think by leaving us a rating or review.Promotional content produced by Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at Th ...
 
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The Command Line
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Exploring digital citizenry as a creator and a consumer.
 
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Digital Impact Radio
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Digital Impact RadioBuilt by and for Technology Savvy Professionals, The Digital Impact Conversation looks at the journey digital Impact is making. Digital Impact Radio is a regular monthly output from the Linked in group Digital Impact Conversations, where you will hear about Capability, Projects, Go-Lives, Partners and Emerging Trends that make a Digital Impact.The opinions expressed in this podcast are that of each contributor and do don’t reflect the opinions of their employers.music by ...
 
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Winning Slowly
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Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2024. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?
 
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The Future of Life
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FLI catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges.Among our objectives is to inspire discussion and a sharing of ideas. As such, we interview researchers and thought leaders who we believe will help spur discussion within our community. The interviews do not necessarily represent FLI’s opinions or views.
 
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insearchofcertainty
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A podcast series where Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl ) and John Willis (@botchagalupe) discuss futuristic concepts of IT. Mark has a PHD in physics among other things and I barely finished high school. We, therefore, seem to make an unlikely pair for discussion. However, we have found over the years our discussions on such subjects make for great dialog (at least we enjoy it). We have decided to see if other's agree. RSS Feed:http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:245384055/soun ...
 
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Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label she hates: "disabled." In this funny and personal talk, she digs at our hidden biases by explaining five ways she flips expectations of disability upside down.…
 
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Innovation Now
 
The GOES-16 satellite is now observing our planet from its equatorial view.
 
Doug Eck is a research scientist at Google and he’s working on Magenta, a project making music and art through machine learning.If you want to learn more you can check out Magenta.Tensorflow.org
 
The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country's first political parties. Join Feldman for some fasci ...…
 
Recent drop tests for the Orion capsule, prove that this historic landmark still plays an important role in space exploration.
 
Episode 117 Cornelius talks about a Playground near Baucau, Timor Leste(01:33) Cornelius and his Playground Idea(04:03) Playground turned from an Idea into a Project(07:04) Handover of the Playground at Aubacca Elementary SchoolListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 16:11
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
Social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley uses the recipe for this very popular and accessible dish to highlight the varied threats to our future food supply from global climate change.
 
Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ancient Greece, Tricia Wang demystifies big data and identifies its pitfalls, suggesting that we focus instead on "thick data" -- precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people -- to make the ...…
 
Viking discoveries go on and on. And 40 years later, Viking is still a mission to celebrate.
 
Olaf Carlson-Wee is the founder and CEO of Polychain Capital.Aaron Harris is a Partner at YC.
 
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucination ...…
 
Synthetic biology could be used to enable a smart manufacturing tool that would use the Martian atmosphere to tailor printable electronics.
 
Ali Almossawi is the author of An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. His latest book is Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier. He talks with Leo Laporte about his unique style of explaining algorithms and algorithmic thinking. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Ali Almossawi Download or subscribe to this show at https:// ...…
 
Climate change is real, case closed. But there's still a lot we don't understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it down. One still-unknown factor: How might clouds play a part? There's a small hope that they could buy us some time to fix things ... or they could make global warming worse. Climate scientist Kate ...…
 
A team from Texas A and M hopes to re-invent robotics with a tensegrity habitat that could be built in space.
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
Digital technology is opening up new relationships between humans and animals – instead of alienating us from nature as in the past.
 
Juan Benet is the founder of Protocol Labs (YC S14). They're working on IPFS, Filecoin, and Coinlist. Dalton Caldwell is a Partner at YC.
 
What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they're getting away with it. He shares why all those hours you spend staring at your smartphone, tablet or computer might be making you miserable -- and what you can do about it.…
 
Expendable and biodegradable – these high tech paper planes may just be the future of drone delivery.
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Bioengineering an immunity to cancer. Bouncer Cells INTRO Hello and welcome to Terrifying Robot Dog! I'm Jonathan Stark - and I'm Kelli Shaver - and we are here to talk about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. This week we talk about bioengineering and immunity to cancer. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is ne ...…
 
This Q&A was recorded at our fourth annual Female Founders Conference.Partners: Kat Manalac, Jessica Livingston, Adora Cheung, Anu Hariharan, Carolynn Levy, and Kirsty Nathoo.
 
Rivers are one of nature's most powerful forces -- they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understanding how they form and how they'll change is important for those that call their banks and deltas home. In this visual-packed talk, geoscientist Liz Hajek shows us how rocks deposited by ancient ri ...…
 
The SEXTANT/NICER mission will provide autonomous navigation capabilities a large distance away from Earth using x-ray emitting stars as beacons.
 
Episode 116 Jason Lowe and Jaimyn Mayer talk TADHack upcoming 22-24 Sep(01:07) who is Jaimyn Mayer?(02:37) what drew him to TADHack?(03:47) what did he do (for his hack)?(05:48) what did he win? and what did he do with the money?Listen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 9:36
 
Once the country’s goal became putting a man in space, many from this Pilotless Division would transition to a newly formed Space Task Group.
 
Aileen Lee is the founder of Cowboy Ventures.Kirsty Nathoo is CFO and a Partner at Y Combinator.
 
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The Future According to Now
 
The artificial intelligence marketplace is primed to surge from $8 billion this year to $47 billion by 2020. AI’s prime contribution will be to work through the enormous amount of data that modern technology is producing, make sense of the big data by discovering trends and patterns, and suggest ways forward. Already, algorithms are conducting ...…
 
It's a fateful moment in history. We've seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism -- all fueled by anxiety and uncertainty. "Is there something we can do, each of us, to be able to face the future without fear?" asks Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. In this electrifying talk, the spiritual leader gives us three specific w ...…
 
Who’s got the sharpest eye? We’ll see what happens when you turbo-charge a ground-based telescope with Adaptive Optics.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Tony Romm is the Senior Editor for Politics and Policy at Recode. He talks with Megan Morrone about the intersection between technology and politics. They discuss Net Neutrality, Trump's tweets, rural broadband, self-driving cars, and more. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Tony Romm Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangul ...…
 
Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.…
 
By working backwards, a group of scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, have detected an early signature of certain energetic particles.
 
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I talk about the trade offs between dedicating to a single programming language or stack and embracing being a programming polyglot. https://archive.org/download/2017-07-09TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-07-09.mp3 You can directly download the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis audio files. You can grab addit ...…
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
The “One Health” movement is about understanding the connection between the human condition and the health of the environment.
 
Casey struggles with independence, Myke has conferences and travel on the horizon, and they return to space for Firefly Viewing Club for episode 5: Safe. This episode of Analog(ue) is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code FEELS at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that ...…
 
Researchers at MIT are turning a science fair demonstration into a high tech innovation by using stomach acid to power a new type of ingestible battery.
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Mock-up For The Future INTRO Hello and welcome to Terrifying Robot Dog! I'm Jonathan Stark - and I'm Kelli Shaver - and we are here to talk about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. This week we talk about the return of the house call. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... HOUSEKEEPING Shoutouts Newslette ...…
 
Mark Zuckerberg is the cofounder of Facebook.Sam Altman is the president of YC Group and he interviewed Mark for a series called How To Build The Future, which you can watch on YC’s YouTube channel.
 
Planning the mix of people with the right skills and temperaments for long-duration space missions is just one puzzle waiting to be solved.
 
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