Best Future Trends podcasts — Where technology meets society (Updated June 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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IEEE Software's "On Computing" with Grady Booch
 
Grady Booch reads his IEEE Software column On Computing, discussing the impact of computing on humanity.
 
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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
Daily
 
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 Command Line
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Exploring digital citizenry as a creator and a consumer.
 
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Digital Impact Radio
Weekly
 
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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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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Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," ...…
 
Swinging like a giant pendulum, this Marine helicopter has a crew of crash dummies that are helping to make helicopters safer.
 
Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes -- often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it's like to navigate the world as a little person and asks ...…
 
NASA’s Langley Research Center has found a way to determine just how far an airplane wing will bend before it breaks.
 
Episode 113 Serene Demonstrates Integration Cloud Service (01:23) Firstly, Integration between Sales and Service Cloud with ICS (05:19) ICS Integration is Easy with Connectors, that can be mapped (08:53) Revist the 1st Demo from a Mobile Perspective Listen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 12:45…
 
Algorithms use your data to determine the maximum you as an individual are prepared to pay products and services. And - should Artificial Intelligence be granted legal rights?
 
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Innovation Now
 
A London eye surgeon and an optical physicist have developed a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration inspired by the flaw in the Hubble Telescope.
 
Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband -- and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. In this must-watch talk, Miliband gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn em ...…
 
Michael Summers is the author of Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guest: Michael Summers Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.…
 
Anab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we're creating. Do we want a world where intelligent machines patrol our streets, for instance, or where our genetic heritage determines our health care? Jain's projects show why it's important to fight for the world we want ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
Formula 1 race teams are looking at a new exhaust system that diverts more of the heat behind their seat, thanks to a NASA polymer.
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
Neuroscientist Robert Burton reckons our brains simply aren’t up to tackling the problems of the complexity of modern life. Could collective intelligence help?
 
Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet -- will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution is working to improve the health and financi ...…
 
NASA’s space-based communications system will efficiently close the generation gap, supporting space communications for another 15 years.
 
Ben and James discuss the business of podcasting specifically and advertising generally, and why Apple’s recent changes will have less of an effect than people think. Presented by MailChimp Links Ben Thompson: Pocasts, Analytics, and Centralization — Stratechery Episode 082: A Podcast About Podcasts — Exponent Ben Thompson: Aggregation Theory — ...…
 
Electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker dance it out with the TED audience in a performance of their upbeat, rhythmic song "Awoo," featuring Betta Lemme.By contact@ted.com (TED Conferences LLC).
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Yelling In A Vacuum 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. TRD Book Club! We geek out on Leviathan Wakes, book 1 of the Expanse series. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... LINKS "Levia ...…
 
Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find ...…
 
The re-setting of your biological clock can take as long as two weeks but a new app for smartphones can help dramatically shorten that adjustment period.
 
What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses "recomposition" -- a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.…
 
A NASA app monitors an aircraft’s current position, altitude, flight route, air traffic, and real-time weather conditions all while searching for routes that can save flight time.
 
Episode 112 Rob Whiter Talks the Oracle Modern Cloud in Sydney, Australia(01:11) What makes up the Oracle Cloud(03:53) The Sydney Data Center and the Role it Plays(10:05) Oracle Cloud Platform helping you maintain a BlendListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 13:59
 
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The Future According to Now
 
Doctors are on the verge of using 3-D-bioprinted human organs and bones in their patients’ transplants and bone grafts. Astronauts will soon use 3-D printers to repair damaged spaceships and the space station. 3-D printing technology has advanced remarkably since it was first introduced–but to truly impact the way we live our daily lives and th ...…
 
We've all dreamed of flying -- but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He's built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind, body and technology, bringing science fiction dreams a little closer to reality. Learn more about the trial and error process behind his invention and take flight with Browning in an u ...…
 
Doctors are using a special glue to patch holes and seal cuts in hearts and heart arteries, without using stitches, or staples of any kind.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Steve Henn is a Co-Founder of 60db, a personalized radio app focused on short-form stories. Steve talks with Nathan Olivarez-Giles about his history at NPR, why he started 60db, and what he sees for the future of radio. Host: Nathan Olivarez-Giles Guest: Steve Henn Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Thank ...…
 
The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls "fear-setting." Learn more about how this practice can help you t ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
This radical design for sampling comets or small asteroids, and returning those samples splits the job for efficiency.
 
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In another off the cuff episode, I share some thoughts on practice, mastery and goals. https://archive.org/download/2017-06-11TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-06-11.mp3 You can directly download the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis audio files. You can grab additional formats and audio source files from the ...…
 
Casey has had a realisation, and Myke wants to relay those feels. Plus Firefly Viewing Club continues with Episode Three: Bushwacked. 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 ...…
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
Is democracy as we know it doomed? And could there be alternative forms of political representation?
 
Sam Altman and Reid Hoffman discuss the key changes founders should think about as they scale their company.The conversation was recorded at The Scaleup Offsite, a private event hosted by Y Combinator Continuity and Greylock Partners in April 2017.Read the transcript: http://blog.ycombinator.com/sam_reidhoffman_scaleupoffsite/…
 
Ryan Ridley is a writer on Rick and Morty. Before that he was a writer on Community.Read the transcript and show notes on the YC blog - http://blog.ycombinator.com/rick-and-morty-writer-ryan-ridley/
 
Sam Altman interviews Jessica Livingston for a series called How To Build The Future, which you can watch on YC’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/ycombinator.Read the transcript here: https://blog.ycombinator.com/jessica-livingston-on-htfbt/
 
A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.…
 
A team from Columbia and Harvard Universities are perfecting a catalyst for generating cheap hydrogen, powered by sunlight.
 
Ben and James discuss Apple’s WWDC keynote, playing to your strengths, and privacy that matters. Presented by MailChimp Links Ben Thompson: Apple’s Strengths and Weaknesses — Stratechery IAMA Foxconn insider with information on next 12 months of hardware updates — Reddit Ben Thompson: Apple’s Organizational Crossroads — Stratechery How Apple’s ...…
 
Attention isn't just about what we focus on -- it's also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate. Hear more about thi ...…
 
The aftermath of a disaster is chaotic. But an inventor, using space shuttle technology, has created a product to keep precious keepsakes safe.
 
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Innovation Now
 
Interest in energy conservation and the soaring cost of jet fuel has manufacturers putting winglets, designed at NASA Langley, on many new planes.
 
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FutureProofing
 
Will sin disappear in future, as technology and a better understanding of human behaviour allow us to stop people from sinning before they act? And if sin does disappear, what would the consequences be? FutureProofing presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson find out how technology is changing our understanding of morality, and how social c ...…
 
There's a creepy transformation taking over our cities, says architecture critic Justin Davidson. From Houston, Texas to Guangzhou, China, shiny towers of concrete and steel covered with glass are cropping up like an invasive species. Rethink your city's anatomy as Davidson explains how the exteriors of building shape the urban experience -- an ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
Thirty thousand people have been saved since 1982, because they had, and used, a Personal Locator Beacon when their plane crashed, their boat sank, or they just plain got lost in the wilderness.
 
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Flash Forward
 
This episode, we go on another vacation! Can you tell I need a vacation? Anyway, back to the episode. What would it be like if you could hop on a space cruise ship, and take a trip to Mars? This is a special episode because our little future intro is actually two real people playing real parts. Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich are the authors of ...…
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Russ Laraway is the Co-Founder of Candor, Inc, a company devoted to building a better boss. He talks with Megan Morrone about how to better manage others, and how to manage your boss. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Russ Laraway Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.…
 
The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what's real and what's fake. It's as if we know more but understand less, says philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch. In this talk, he dares us to take active steps to burst our filter bubbles and participate in the common reality that actually underpins everything.…
 
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Innovation Now
 
By signing up to be a Disk Detective, you could help NASA search WISE images for stars with hidden disks of dust around them.
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
What can unions do to transform themselves to meet the new realities of the 21st century?
 
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and t ...…
 
Using 3D vision and a dedicated processor, Texture Cam is trained to discriminate between boring sand and potentially interesting rocks on Mars.
 
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