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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.

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.

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.

Dec 28, 2016

We'll be back with our regularly scheduled podcasts after the holiday. Until then, enjoy Ruben Bolling in a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion.

Dec 9, 2016

Flavio Villanustre is an expert in Big Data and has just released a new platform designed to let fans of open source try their hand at massive data stores. He works at LexisNexis and has a lot to say about the future of data at our fingertips.

Nov 25, 2016

This week we have Christian Villum of the Danish Design Center. He. does some amazing work in smart cities and design.

Nov 18, 2016

Ralph Clark has a job that, hopefully, will someday soon disappear. He is CEO of Shotspotter, a system that listens for and triangulates shots fired in cities, jungles, and forests. His system, live in 90 cities, is essentially a quick and easy way for police to listen for dangerous situations and respond as necessary. He talks about Smart City World Expo Congress in Barcelona and we discussed the future of gun violence and the problems facing modern cities.

Nov 18, 2016

Amar Hanspal is an SVP of Product at Autodesk and wanted to talk to us about the future of manufacturing and the tools future makers will use to change the world. Cool stuff.

Nov 11, 2016

Charlie White is a writer and consultant and has been working in politics and media for decades. He's written more than a million words online and knows a think or two about the future of our written, video, and online world.

Nov 4, 2016

This week on the show I talk with cartoonist Ruben Bolling, one of my favorite political commentators and all-around funny guy. This podcast is a blast.

Oct 28, 2016

Joey DeVilla is a blogging hero of mine and a really smart guy. In this episode we talk about RFID, NFC, and accordions and he even plays us a little bit of Microsoft lore on the old squeezebox. Enjoy!

Oct 19, 2016

In this episode we talk to Laura Dawson, an expert on publishing and metadata. I asked her about what books will look like in 10 years. You'll be surprised by her answer.

Aug 5, 2016

Lyndon Johnson (not THAT Lyndon Johnson) is the founder of CommsBar.

Jul 15, 2016

This week we talk about education and the future of computer-aided schooling with the president of Siminars.

Jul 8, 2016

Antonia is the author of Chaos Monkeys, one of the best-written books on the startup world I've ever read. It's an amazing read and he has a lot to say about the future.

Mar 18, 2016

In this episode futurist Paul Higgins talks about work, cities, and the future of travel.

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