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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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.

Mar 31, 2017

This week I talk to Ryan Holiday, author and media columnist for the New York Observer. Ryan has been writing on stoicism and the future of media and he offers a quick and final fix for our social media woes.

Mar 24, 2017

This week we talk about Estonian e-residency and the eventual dissolution of borders with entrepreneur Tobias Stone.

Mar 17, 2017

Greg Ferenstein has a lot to say about the future of politics and media and he's a fascinating writer and speaker. 

Mar 10, 2017

This week we talk to AI expert Michel Morvan about augmented intuition.

Mar 3, 2017

This week we revisit the podcast we ran with Charlie White, a write and cannabis consultant.

Feb 25, 2017

UPDATED AUDIO. This podcast features the creator of the Ripple Rug, Fred Ruckel. Ruckle talks about the future of manufacturing in America and how to thwart scammers.

Feb 17, 2017

This week we talk to Kirill Tatarinov, the CEO of Citrix and a man who knows his way around punch cards. Our topic? The future of computing, from quantum machines to 3D interfaces.

Feb 10, 2017

An encore presentation of one of the oddest Technotopias in a long while.

Feb 3, 2017

To solar or not to solar? The CEO of Powur talks about the fossil-less future.

Jan 27, 2017

This week we talk with Noah Rosenberg whose ideas about AI, art, and computing are cutting edge.

Jan 20, 2017

On this inauguration day episode of Technotopia we talk about the politics of failed states and what it takes to pull ourselves out of a tailspin. 

Jan 13, 2017

Scott of ScottEVest makes jackets with lots of pockets... and they're really cool. This week I talk to Scott about the future of wearables and why clothing hasn't changed in centuries.

Jan 6, 2017

We're back after a short holiday break with Roi Carthy, CMO of Shine, a web ad blocker. We talk social media, politics, and peace.