Technotopia is a podcast about how technology will change the world for the better. It is hosted by John Biggs and appears every Friday at Noon Eastern.
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Sep 15, 2017

This week we talk to independent game maker Zoe Quinn about her new book, Crash Override.

Sep 15, 2017

In this episode we talk about trusting humans to do a computer's job. 

Sep 8, 2017

On this episode we learn about some real tools that can prevent us from getting hacked.

Sep 1, 2017

In this episode we talk to Kristoffer Lawson, the creator of one of the coolest user interfaces I've seen in a long time. Lawson also talks about the future of personality transplants.

Aug 25, 2017

Ed Zitron is a PR professional with an interesting view on the future. In this episode we talk about power, network, and bread. 

Aug 18, 2017

Ofir Barzilay works for Cyberbit, a company that manages IOT for big buildings. In this episode we talked about how to protect buildings in the future.

Aug 11, 2017

In this episode I talked with Rabbi Abe Cooper, Associate Dean, Director Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Cooper's insight on hate groups, cyberterrorism, and good childrearing are a wonder and he turned this podcast into a really nice monologue. Enjoy!

Aug 4, 2017

Rob Reid is the former founder of Rhapsody and an accomplished fiction author. His new book, After On, is available now and he has a lot to say about art, design, and the future.

Jul 28, 2017

This week we'll rerun an amazing episode I recorded with Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn. Enjoy!

Jul 21, 2017

Rahul Sood is the former CEO of VoodooPC and now runs an e-sports betting system called Unikrn. He has been doing some deep thinking about the future of cryptocurrency and has some fascinating things to say about our wallets.

Jul 14, 2017

Founder of beacon company Estimote talks about the softness of our future and how knowledge workers can join the machine. 

Jul 7, 2017

This week we talk to Bassem Hamdy of Procore about the future of construction and the coming changes that will fix the way we build buildings.

Jun 30, 2017

In this episode Jim Poole talks about the future of sensor networks.

Jun 23, 2017

This week we talk about the future of video with Susan Danziger.


Jun 16, 2017

This week we feature Stephen Forsey, co-founder of high-end watch company Gruebel Forsey. These watches are miracles of mechanical engineering and it's fascinating to hear Stephen talk about the future of watchmaking.

Jun 9, 2017

Bryony Cole is the founder of the Future of Sex podcast and she joins us to talk about, well, the future of sex and to let us know about a sex tech hackathon happening in New York THIS WEEKEND.

Jun 2, 2017

This week we talk to the founder and CEO of Hint, Kara Goldin, about the future of water and diet.

May 26, 2017

This week we're talking to Sarah Kaufman, Assistant Director at the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation. Kaufman believes that transportation is about to experience a sea change and that, in the end, New York and other urban areas will have to adapt or fail. 

May 19, 2017

This week on Technotopia we present Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn. We talk about sex tech and the problem of connection in an over-connected society.


May 12, 2017

On this week's show we talk with Andrew Zimmern, a chef and traveler. Zimmern believes that food culture is now the driving force behind the future of ecology and the environment and that everyone has the right to good, wholesome food.

May 5, 2017

Richard Clarke is a former White House cybersecurity expert and one of the most interesting people I've talked to on the podcast. His next book, Warning, will be out May 23. In this episode he talks about the "sentinel personality" and what it takes to tell the world something terrible is about to happen.

Apr 28, 2017

This week on Technotopia I talk to Greg Mark, founder of Markforge. Mark has made 3D printers that can make carbon fiber and true metal parts at a fraction of the cost of traditional printers. It's an amazing technology and he's a really cool guy.

Apr 21, 2017

This week we bring back a great interview with Makerbot founder Bre Pettis on the future of manufacturing.

Apr 14, 2017

Richard Florida is a professor and writer and his latest book, The New Urban Crisis, looks at the way cities can expand and grow with technology and innovation. You can pick up his book now.

Apr 7, 2017

This episode we talk to Peter Walker, author of How Cycling Can Save the World. He has some fascinating ideas on how future cities can make the most of cycles and ebikes.

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