Best Future Trends podcasts — Where technology meets society (Updated September 2017; image)
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TED Talks Daily
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Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, 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
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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. The series finale aired December 6th, 2016.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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Futurology
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Answering What’s The Future by exploring digital’s future impact. Every week the Futurology team explores the "Future of _______” with people that are doing - and not just talking - the future, right now. As the Futurology team, your hosts bring a diverse thought process based in a diverse and collective experience - they are... Brett Lindsay (B2), the Digital Philosopher and Engaging Content Specialist, strives to find solutions to unique problems by consulting to companies, in order to mak ...
 
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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 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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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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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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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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Trends With Benefits
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Each week, we gather a roundtable of experts from the Digital Trends Staff to discuss all things tech. Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum. Tech should be a tool to better our lives and create incredible experiences. We help get you there.
 
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With more than half of the world population living in cities, one thing is undeniable: we are an urban species. Part game, part urban planning sketching tool, "Cities: Skylines" encourages people to use their creativity and self-expression to rethink the cities of tomorrow. Designer Karoliina Korppoo takes us on a tour through some extraordinar ...…
 
Computer researchers are taking a look at bionic teeth that can communicate all sorts of unexpected health information about your daily life.
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Keep Getting Differenter 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 is TRD Book Club with Brave New World by Aldus Huxley. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... HOUSEKEEPING Missed last ...…
 
Ben and James discuss the different levels of aggregation, Facebook and Russian ads, and why it’s worth defending the future. Presented by MailChimp Links Ben Thompson: The Super-Aggregators and the Russians — Stratechery Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’ — ProPublica Ben Thompson: Inspired Media — Stratechery James Allworth: T ...…
 
Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects can share their stories transparently, and where entrepreneurs can come to read and learn from those examples.Check out the Indie Hackers podcast here.
 
Big Delay for the iPhone X?: Are you one of those folks clamoring for the brand new, top of the line, iPhone X? Well, you may have to wait quite a bit. It is rumored that Apple has [internal-link post_id="1012335"]yet to begin production[/internal-link] and delivery time could be a long way out. Fall TV Buying Guide Preview: We may very well be ...…
 
In an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with. He encourages us to let go of fear, embrace curiosity and have courageous conversations with peo ...…
 
Science fiction visions of the future show us AI built to replicate our way of thinking -- but what if we modeled it instead on the other kinds of intelligence found in nature? Robotics engineer Radhika Nagpal studies the collective intelligence displayed by insects and fish schools, seeking to understand their rules of engagement. In a visiona ...…
 
Computers can actually “learn” from large data sets and find patterns that humans might not otherwise see.
 
How can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth -- the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survive there, some in areas with no reported rainfall for the past 400 years. Explore the possibilit ...…
 
It turns out that both water and air obey the same physical laws of motion, so when Speedo needed to test their new space-age swimsuit, they turned to the experts at NASA Langley.
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
As technology has become more sophisticated, its use by the perpetrators of domestic violence has only increased. But the Smart Home also has the potential to make the home a safer place.
 
CliffCentral.com — We are extremely excited to start our series from Singularity University, which was on 23-24 August. And wow, what an incredible show, where 1,300 South Africans were exposed to the 29 future thinkers from all over the planet. The world is changing and these are the beautiful minds changing it. We had the privilege to intervi ...…
 
Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind? Journalist Duarte Geraldino picks up the story of deportation where the state leaves off. Learn more about the wider impact of forced removal as Geraldino explains how the sudden absence of a mother, a local business owner or a h ...…
 
How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis? It doesn't, says Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò -- it has a knowledge crisis. Táíwò suggests that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and food is what stands between Africa's current state and a future of prosperity. In a powerful ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
A special camera on board the International Space Station can be accessed by farmers and ranchers in the Plains states to monitor biomass.
 
Episode 125 Martin Jarvis talks Intelligent Chatbots and Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise(01:21) What have you been doing in the Mobile Cloud Space(03:59) What is Mobile Cloud Enterprise and the New Intelligent Chatbot Service(07:37) Key Part of this is Artificial Intelligence and Analytics(13:30) The Role of APIs(16:28) Potential Use Cases for C ...…
 
William Poundstone is the author of Head in the Cloud: Why Knowing Things Still Matters When Facts Are So Easy to Look Up. He talks with Jason Howell about the Google Effect, Churchillian Drift, the Dunning-Kruger Effect, Rational Ignorance, the Fox News Effect, and more reasons we may not be as smart as we think. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Will ...…
 
What if you could know exactly how food or medication would impact your health -- before you put it in your body? Genomics researcher Jun Wang is working to develop digital doppelgangers for real people; they start with genetic code, but they'll also factor in other kinds of data as well, from food intake to sleep to data collected by a "smart ...…
 
With nature as their inspiration, a team in Germany recently began looking at the optical properties of a variety of plants.
 
Myke is back, Casey cares about pizza, and they return to Firefly Viewing Club for Episode 9: Ariel. 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. Linode: High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs. Get a $20 credi ...…
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
Future Tense highlights several innovative projects designed to help build fish farming systems that are green, clean and more efficient.
 
In the century-old statues that occupy Cape Town, Sethembile Mzesane didn't see anything that looked like her own reality. So she became a living sculpture herself, standing for hours on end in public spaces dressed in symbolic costumes, to reclaim the city and its public spaces for her community. In this powerful, tour-de-force talk, she share ...…
 
Flaws in a structure can sometimes only be located by looking deep inside with a special technique known as non-destructive testing.
 
Rana Adhikari is a Professor of Physics at Caltech and a member of the LIGO team, who were the first to measure gravitational waves.Their detection papers are available here.
 
Ben and James discuss Apple’s the cellular Apple Watch, the iPhone X and 8 markets, and whether the opening was over-the-top. Presented by MailChimp Links Episode 018: Agree to Disagree — Exponent Ben Thompson: The Lessons and Questions of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 — Stratechery Ben Thompson: The Cellular Apple Watch — Stratechery Daily Upd ...…
 
Episode 124 Mike Revitt , DXC Global Head of Oracle Managed PaaS talks from Redrock Leaders Forum(01:19) Firstly, What does the Global Head of Oracle Managed PaaS do(03:47) Private vs Public(06:07) Is Cloud a Business or Technical Discussion(10:14) Learning Points on Cloud SolutioningListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 19:20…
 
The iPhone X: The device is being touted by Apple as the smartphone that will define the industry for the next 10 years. It is very impressive, with seamless OLED, Face ID and an admittedly, aesthetically pleasing design. However, a lot of this technology has already been out there. Is the phone revolutionary enough for you to pay $1000 for it? ...…
 
Physics doesn't just happen in a fancy lab -- it happens when you push a piece of buttered toast off the table or drop a couple of raisins in a fizzy drink or watch a coffee spill dry. Become a more interesting dinner guest as physicist Helen Czerski presents various concepts in physics you can become familiar with using everyday things found i ...…
 
We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam -- and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado. He gives us ...…
 
The Human Brain Project will map the millions of connections in a human brain, and create a working electronic version of the brain.
 
Forget quinoa. Meet fonio, an ancient "miracle grain" native to Senegal that's versatile, nutritious and gluten-free. In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the hardy crop and explains why he believes that its industrial-scale cultivation could transform societies in Africa.…
 
In the 1960s, NASA Langley engineers began searching for ways to better control aircraft touching down in wet weather.
 
Elizabeth Iorns is cofounder and CEO of Science Exchange.Here's info on the YC Fall Tour.Apply to the Winter 2018 batch.
 
Positive / Visible / Legal: Vaccinations and the application of force Show Notes It's one thing to be pro-vaccination. It's another to mandate vaccinations for everyone on the same schedule without any exceptions. It's one thing to be an anti-vaxxer. It's something else entirely to have reservations about the particular schedule a government ma ...…
 
Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he helps us understand why people behave the way they do.…
 
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having mea ...…
 
A Europa Clipper design could give us a glimpse of one of the most likely places in the Solar System where microbial life just might exist.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Chris Melissinos is the Director of Corporate Strategy for Media and Entertainment at Verizon. Previously, he was the Chief Evangelist and Chief Gaming Officer at Sun. He also created the Smithsonian Institute's Art of Video Games exhibition. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guest: Chris Melissinos Download or subscribe to this show at https://twi ...…
 
Can you still be friends with someone who doesn't vote the same way as you? For Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge, two best friends who think very differently about politics, the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election could have resulted in hostility and disrespect. Hear about how they chose to engage in dialogue instead -- and learn ...…
 
The timing of solar cycle is far from precise, so how can we better predict what’s happening with our closest star?
 
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I ponder motivation and energy. https://archive.org/download/2017-09-10TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-09-10.mp3 You can directly download the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis audio files. You can grab additional formats and audio source files from the Internet Archive. This work is licensed under a Creativ ...…
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
We are increasingly being polices by robots. What are the implications? And what's the latest in solar technology?
 
Ben and James discuss the why it is Ben can’t stop talking about Aggregation Theory, and the future of regulation. Presented by MailChimp Links Episode 016: Naked People (James first trip to Burning Man) — Exponent Ben Thompson: Everything is Changing; So Should Antitrust — Stratechery Ben Thompson: TV Advertising’s Strength — and Inevitable Fa ...…
 
Underneath every shiny new megacity, there's often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a "new Dubai." She compels us to hold our governments and ourselves a ...…
 
Scientists analyzing gravitational waves will be able to study black holes directly and, for the first time, will be able to physically measure the black hole itself.
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Cortana and Alexa have exchanged friendship bracelets Ear Mirror 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. It's official! Cortana and Alexa have exchanged friendship bracelets Please stay tuned, Terrify ...…
 
Tikhon Bernstam cofounded Scribd (YC S06) and Parse (YC S11).Read the transcript here.
 
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