Best Future Trends podcasts — Where technology meets society (Updated October 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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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With her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand -- from costumes to stages -- without digital manipulation, bringing us images from the land of escapism, where anyone can become something else.…
 
An MIT project is a prototype for a glove that could protect the wearer against Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
 
Many believe that the future of activism relies on quiet persistence, targeted political involvement and an attitude that refuses to “look away”.
 
Margrethe Vestager wants to keep European markets competitive -- which is why, on behalf of the EU, she's fined Google $2.8 billion for breaching antitrust rules, asked Apple for $15.3 billion in back taxes and investigated a range of companies, from Gazprom to Fiat, for anti-competitive practices. In an important talk about the state of the gl ...…
 
So just what is in the air we breathe? NASA is about to find out.
 
CliffCentral.com — In this next podcast within the Singularity series we chat to Diviya Chander about Medical Technology and Jaya Baloo on Quantum Security. So if you want to know how often North Korea has been hacked, how ones and zeros are in the same place at the same time, or the merging of tech and organic humans join us for these very pow ...…
 
Michelle Kuo is Editor in Chief of Artforum.Kat Mañalac is a Partner at YC.Michelle came in to chat with us about art and technology and, in particular, a group called Experiments in Art and Technology.
 
Episode 128 Emmanuel Abiodun talks Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service from Oracle OpenWorld 2017(01:11) What is Blockchain(05:14) A few Typical Blockchain Applications(09:06) How to get startedListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 11:53
 
After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery, says biomedical engineer Elizabeth Wayne. Chemotherapy kills cancer -- but it kills the rest of your body, too. Instead of using human design to fight cancer, why not use nature's? In this quick talk, Wayne explains how her lab is ...…
 
The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious -- and melting. Using advanced technology, scientists are revealing its secrets for the first time, and what they've found is amazing: hidden under the ice sheet is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-sized volume of water from the summer melt. Does this water stay there, or does it find its way ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
A unique crossover between culture and technology, has scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab using art to design solar power systems for space.
 
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Flash Forward
 
In this episode we travel to a world without bees. And not just honey bees, all bees. You’ve probably heard a lot of doom and gloom predictions about what might happen if honey bees went extinct. Mass famine! The end of coffee! World economic collapse! But is that all true? (Probably not.) And how likely is a honeybee extinction anyway? (Extrem ...…
 
It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner -- after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he's not alone. As he shares in this short, funny and inspirational talk, seniors are increasingly indulging t ...…
 
Accidents in heavy traffic may not be the result of how many cars are on the road, but who is behind the wheel.
 
Myke and Casey discuss their feelings about the importance of mental health, look at their Instagram accounts for important life moments, and return to Firefly Viewing Club for Episode 11: Trash. 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 pro ...…
 
Islam-focussed start-ups often find it difficult to attract venture capital. We’ll explore the reasons why and the potential for development.
 
Daniel Abraham is a New York Times bestselling author and television producer of The Expanse on Syfy. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guest: Daniel Abraham Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.
 
"From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism." A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring -- a ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
Are we really more sensitive to cold than to hot?
 
Ben and James discuss Facebook and where both its critics and executives go wrong. It’s time for everyone to consider the worst-case scenarios. NOTE: We unfortunately had significant audio issues this week on both sides (which, by the way, had nothing to do with the cut cable referenced in the podcast ). Our apologies. Presented by MailChimp Li ...…
 
Camille Ricketts is the Head of Content and Marketing at First Round Capital.Sonal Chokshi is an Editorial Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Fade To Black 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 Max Jesus. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... HOUSEKEEPING Oops! JS said the Lore TV show is on Netflix, b ...…
 
Alexa Voice Recognition: Google Home announced Voice Match last week, as a service that can distinguish between individual user'svoices. Amazon has now followed suit with an Alexa update that can do the same thing. Google Home Mini recordings: Google is now in hot water, after a user reported that a glitch in his Home Mini, allowed it to record ...…
 
We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited ...…
 
Ensuring that food-borne pathogens are not carried to consumers is a priority for fruit growers.
 
We've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions -- the things we spend our weekends doing -- to keep us relevant in the age of robotics. "Start asking people what problems they're inspired to so ...…
 
When you set creative minds free, you might just play HAVOC with the impossible.
 
CliffCentral.com — To #FutureProofAfrica we need to know what our future is? And so we continue with the Singularity U Series as we chat to Nick Haan on how exponential technologies is solving the Great Global Challenges that the world is currently facing. The future of work is evolving and Valter Mxolisi Mgojo and Valter Adao tell us where it' ...…
 
Kor Adana is a writer and technical producer on Mr. Robot.Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight.
 
Artist Eric Dyer spent years working at a computer to produce images for the screen. Longing to get his hands back on his work, he began exploring the zoetrope, a popular 19th-century device that was used to create the illusion of motion long before the arrival of film. In this vibrant talk, he showcases his resulting art inventions: spinning s ...…
 
Neuroscientist Greg Gage takes sophisticated equipment used to study the brain out of graduate-level labs and brings them to middle- and high-school classrooms (and, sometimes, to the TED stage.) Prepare to be amazed as he hooks up the Mimosa pudica, a plant whose leaves close when touched, and the Venus flytrap to an EKG to show us how plants ...…
 
Wildfires can be unpredictable ---- and having an escape route is imperative for the safety of the people fighting these fires.
 
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu wants to see Africans unleash their suppressed creative and innovative energies by acknowledging the significance of their indigenous, authentic knowledge. In this powerful talk, she shares examples of untapped, traditional African knowledge in agriculture and policy-making, calling on Africans to make progress by validatin ...…
 
Have trouble remembering your passwords? Don’t worry – those cumbersome codes may soon go the way of the dinosaurs!
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
It’s a “wicked” problem: how to safeguard individual privacy in a world that now runs on the trade of personal data.
 
Known worldwide for her courage and clarity, Christiane Amanpour has spent the past three decades interviewing business, cultural and political leaders who have shaped history. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Amanpour discusses fake news, objectivity in journalism, the leadership vacuum in global politics and more, sharing her ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
Whitcomb developed a concept known as the area rule which revolutionized aircraft design.
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
New gadgets from Amazon, Apple, and Google. Give It A Little Hug 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 Gadget week! Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... HOUSEKEEPING Next week ...…
 
Google takes on everyone: Google had their turn at big announcements this week, revealing two new Pixel phones, the Pixel Buds, Home Mini/Home Max and a new lifelogging camera called the Google Clip. How do they stack up against Amazon, Apple and all of the competition? Is this no-headphone-jack trend something that we'll see more of? We'll giv ...…
 
Sara Menker quit a career in commodities trading to figure out how the global value chain of agriculture works. Her discoveries have led to some startling predictions: "We could have a tipping point in global food and agriculture if surging demand surpasses the agricultural system's structural capacity to produce food," she says. "People could ...…
 
Having feelings isn't a sign of weakness -- they mean we're human, says producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen. Even after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Webber Allen felt too ashamed to tell anybody, keeping her condition a secret until a family tragedy revealed how others close to her were also suffering. In this important tal ...…
 
Space is not silent – and with the right tools, we can hear this symphony of sounds.
 
Photographer Levon Biss was looking for a new, extraordinary subject when one afternoon he and his young son popped a ground beetle under a microscope and discovered the wondrous world of insects. Applying his knowledge of photography to subjects just five millimeters long, Biss created a process for shooting insects in unbelievable microscopic ...…
 
New flight demonstration vehicles, known as x-planes, will test advanced technologies and revolutionary designs.
 
CliffCentral.com — The Futurology team bring you more interviews with amazing & influential people from the Singularity University Summit in JHB. They find out some of the interesting connections & opportunities between us as humans and the tech heavy world of the future. This jam packed show is filled with brilliant insight into our future in ...…
 
Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt.Get a 10% discount on Ship pro plans by using this link.
 
Episode 127 Database 30 year Expert Richard Foote talks Diagnosis, Remedies and Cloud(01:11) How do you identify why your DB may be running slow(10:34) Potential Remedies for that Performance(13:29) What does the Oracle DB in the Cloud give youListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 20:16…
 
For more than 1,000 years, Khmer dancers in Cambodia have been seen as living bridges between heaven and earth. In this graceful dance-talk hybrid, artist Prumsodun Ok -- founder of Cambodia's first all-male and gay-identified dance company -- details the rich history of Khmer classical dance and its current revival, playing the ancient and age ...…
 
During recent natural disasters, rescue workers could be seen carrying an orange case marked, FINDER. Inside is a remarkable radar instrument capable of identifying human heartbeats in the rubble.
 
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