Best Future Trends podcasts — Where technology meets society (Updated December 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 Friday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Slate's If Then
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If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideolo ...
 
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The Command Line
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Exploring digital citizenry as a creator and a consumer.
 
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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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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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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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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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Innovation Now
 
What was once only available to a select group of scientists is now available to all; so anyone with an internet connection can take a walk on Mars.
 
Ethical principles for algorithmic decision making; more women in the tech industry; inclusion in AI and design - these of all issues of increasing significance in the future.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Brian Dear is the author of The Friendly Orange Glow, a new book chronicling the largely unknown PLATO system. PLATO was an education-focused computer system which developed into the first social network ecosystem in the 1970s. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Brian Dear Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Thanks ...…
 
How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon's precision. He shares what he's found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. "It's not ...…
 
Using both ultraviolet and visible light, TEMPO will monitor the air across North America – from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean; from Mexico City and the Yucatan Peninsula to the Canadian oil sands.
 
Anu Hariharan and Gustaf Alstromer are partners at YC. This episode is a follow-up to Anu's Growth Guide and the first Growth Office Hours.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.
 
Net Neutrality is dead: With a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially repealed the the 2015 internet regulations, commonly referred to as Net Neutrality. This change could fundamentally change how everyone from corporations, to small businesses, to the average consumer, accesses and interacts with the web. On today's e ...…
 
China is a huge laboratory of innovation, says retail expert Angela Wang, and in this lab, everything takes place on people's phones. Five hundred million Chinese consumers -- the equivalent of the combined populations of the US, UK and Germany -- regularly make purchases via mobile platforms, even in brick-and-mortar stores. What will this tra ...…
 
Since the widespread use of antibiotics began in the 1940s, we've tried to develop new drugs faster than bacteria can evolve -- but this strategy isn't working. Drug-resistant bacteria known as superbugs killed nearly 700,000 people last year, and by 2050 that number could be 10 million -- more than cancer kills each year. Can physics help? In ...…
 
Researchers from the University of Iowa and the United States Geological Survey have developed a rapid response system that uses satellite and GPS data to identify the location of the earthquake and its impact.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Tony Hughes about how you can bring the customer experience to life. Tony is the most read person in LinkedIn on B2B selling and shares his thinking on leadership, business-to-business (B2B) strategic sales, modernised selling, and sales enabling technologies.…
 
On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk a little about why everyone is freaking out about Bitcoin. And in the run up to Thursday’s critical net neutrality decision from the FCC, the hosts speak with Columbia law professor Tim Wu - who actually coined the term net neutrality - about why it’s so crucial to save it, and w ...…
 
Africa needs engineers, but its engineering students often end up working at auditing firms and banks. Why? Kamau Gachigi suspects it's because they don't have the spaces and materials needed to test their ideas and start businesses. To solve this problem, Gachigi started Gearbox, a makerspace and hardware accelerator that provides a rapid prot ...…
 
CliffCentral.com — Roelia Malan from FNB wants to live in a world filled with innovative people inventing extraordinary, and beautiful yet less complicated methods to perform day to day activities where ideas can be transformed into practical solutions in a blink of an eye. As a banker with over 10 years’ experience, she has worked in the field ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
Researchers at NASA Langley have come up with a multi-phase project that starts with a robotic airship and ends with a floating city in the clouds of Venus.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Andrew Vorster, who shares his thinking about understanding your customer through data. Although Andrew has spent the last 20 years living in the UK, he is first and foremost an “Imbongi” – an African Storyteller, an honorific he picked up in his youth when armed with a portable slide projector, he ...…
 
Des Traynor is the cofounder of Intercom.Here's his talk Product Strategy Means Saying No and the blog post.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Nic Ray from BrandsEye on social media mentoring and how it relates to the customer experience. Nic is the Chief Marketing Officer of BrandsEye. He is also a dad, a surfer and a keen, but unlucky fisherman. He cut his teeth in ad-land working at Ogilvy in South Africa and the UK. He then went on to ...…
 
Episode 135 Juliana Button talks with Luis Weir from Cap Gemini at Oracle OpenWorld 2017We heard Juliana Button talking to Luis Weir from Cap Gemini, about Futures, Trends and Capabiltiies which included the role of Apis, Microservices, Development, etc with a Major Focus on Driving Business Outcomes across the Globe for any Geo in any DCListen ...…
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast Simon Cranswick shares his 10 rules for a great customer experience. Simon has been a CX enthusiast for 20 plus years, and is especially passionate about how enabling technologies can assist organisations in driving and executing on their customer engagement strategies.…
 
Space physicist Miho Janvier studies solar storms: giant clouds of particles that escape from the Sun and can disrupt life on Earth (while also producing amazing auroras). How do you study the atmosphere on the Sun, which burns at temperatures of up to around 10 million degrees Kelvin? With math! Join the TED Fellow as she shares her work tryin ...…
 
Joan Blades and John Gable want you to make friends with people who vote differently than you do. A pair of political opposites, the two longtime pals know the value of engaging in honest conversations with people you don't immediately agree with. Join them as they explain how to bridge the gaps in understanding between people on opposite sides ...…
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Nicholas Maweni who has a 360° view of the customer, with a personal touch. Nicholas is the Marketing Director at SAP and was previous Chief of Staff at The Department of Arts and Culture and MD of the BMF.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Roland Naidoo. He is Head Customer Operations Support at Multichoice, where he looks at creating and managing the delivery of operations Intelligence.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Simon Clarke who combines his passion for people and technology. He works with a team of special people to deliver technology driven people solutions. For the past 23 years, retail and FMCG has been his home - mainly in HR.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Michael Emanuel, who runs the digital strategy at Famous Brands and is responsible for the development of digital solutions to meet the objectives of 27 diverse brands.
 
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed a Doppler radar system that can identify the unique shape and size of person’s heart.
 
This episode is all about a world without plastic. What would that look like? Is it even possible? Today, plastic is seen as one of our great environmental enemies. But it actually wasn’t always that way. Bradford Harris, a historian of science and the host of a podcast called How It Began: A History of the Modern World, and Susan Freinkel, a j ...…
 
How will we live elsewhere in the galaxy? On Earth, natural resources for creating structures are abundant, but sending these materials up with us to the Moon or Mars is clunky and cost-prohibitive. Enter architect Xavier De Kestelier, who has a radical plan to use robots and space dust to 3D print our interplanetary homes. Learn more about the ...…
 
LaRC-SI is used in flexible circuitry, advanced composites and adhesives, and as a protective coating for fiber optics and wires.
 
CliffCentral.com — Self-made thousandaire, Mathew Cook is a family man first and an experienced SAP Solution and Product Innovation Architect @ NGA, involved with cross domain, cross functional, and cross-industry solutions. He likes long walks on the beach… when it rains.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to JP Horne, who has been on the forefront of public sector innovation within the public sector for the last 20 years. His experience spans both spectrums of this sector, having serviced government while working for Microsoft and Oracle Corporation - as well as within the belly of the public-sector bea ...…
 
CliffCentral.com — In this podcast we chat to Christelle van de Merwe, whose presentation was around scaling the customer experience through technology. Christelle Van de Merwe is the Global Director of Customer Innovation and Transformation at Mimecast. Prior to this, Christelle’s passion for CX originated at the University of Cape Town with a ...…
 
Myke is travelling again, Casey finally published his car video, and Firefly Viewing Club concludes with 'Serenity'. This episode of Analog(ue) is sponsored by: Linode: High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs. Get a $20 credit with promo code ‘analogue2017’ Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code FEELS ...…
 
CliffCentral.com — Artificial Intelligence is the future of the business-technology landscape. It’s not good enough to just have a strategy and plan to use AI in your business, it’s important about how well it is executed, what is the impact of AI on consumers, business and our way of life today and into the future. Joe Fuster is Global Head of ...…
 
CliffCentral.com — Human trust is undergoing its most significant transformation in history. Money is the second most important societal construct after language and is currently undergoing its biggest transformation. Beyond money, this will fundamentally change contracts and creative work, leaving no business untouched... leading some prominen ...…
 
There are more than 10,000 mental health apps on the market, but only a fraction have been scientifically evaluated.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Rachel Tobac is the Co-founder and CEO of SocialProof Security. She talks to Megan Morrone about how to use social engineering to hack your way in to a company, and what you can do to protect yourself and your company from social engineering attacks. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Rachel Tobac Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/s ...…
 
Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston are the founders of Bulletin.Bulletin is a platform that allows brands to share the cost of a physical store.They currently have two locations, one in SoHo and one in Williamsburg and there are more to come.Ali and Alana went through YC Fellowship and then the winter 2017 batch.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig ...…
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Ray Kurzweil's three bridges to immortality. Links CeBIT 2017- Ray Kurzweil Keynote: The Future is Brighter Than We Think. Ray Kurzweil - Human-Level AI is Just 12 Years Away Three Bridges to Immortality Nick BostromBy trd@jonathanstark.com (Jonathan Stark and Kelli Shaver).
 
If you're undergoing surgery, you want the best surgical team to collaborate on your case, no matter where they are. Surgeon and entrepreneur Nadine Hachach-Haram is developing a new system that helps surgeons operate together and train one another on new techniques -- from remote locations using low-cost augmented reality tools. Watch the syst ...…
 
Chocolatiers hire an army of materials scientists and technology experts to create the conditions that make the perfect piece of chocolate.
 
Ben and James discuss why effective content moderation is so hard, how it can be done, and why it sometimes shouldn’t be. Plus, how tech optimists and tech critics make the exact same mistake. Presented by WordPress.com: Get 15% off on a new site by visiting WordPress.com/Exponent. Links Ben Thompson: The Pollyannish Assumption — Stratechery Be ...…
 
Bitcoin: The incredibly rising value of Bitcoin is causing some significant changes for some companies and what they will accept for payment. Drew Prindle also shares his tale of Bitcoin and what he could have right now. DT Products of the Year: The staff at Digital Trends had the arduous task of picking what they consider to the best tech prod ...…
 
There's something amazing growing in the city of Detroit: healthy, accessible, delicious, fresh food. In a spirited talk, fearless farmer Devita Davison explains how features of Detroit's decay actually make it an ideal spot for urban agriculture. Join Davison for a walk through neighborhoods in transformation as she shares stories of opportuni ...…
 
What's the secret to making content people love? Join BuzzFeed's Publisher Dao Nguyen for a glimpse at how her team creates their tempting quizzes, lists and videos -- and learn more about how they've developed a system to understand how people use content to connect and create culture.By contact@ted.com (TED).
 
In a lot of vital machinery like steam-powered generators, a condenser uses this effect to cool hot gasses, improving the engine’s operating cycle.
 
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Slate's If Then
 
On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser talks with Ellen Pao about sexism in Silicon Valley and why the tech industry hasn’t experienced the same fallout over accusations of sexual harassment and assault as the media and entertainment business. Pao discusses what gives her hope for tech and describes what she’s witnessed as CEO and founder ...…
 
What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods ...…
 
A 50-year partnership between NASA and the U.S. Army has helped enhance both military and civilian helicopters – validating innovations like cockpit airbags and wire protection systems.
 
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