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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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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.

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 23, 2016

This podcast comes from and interview I ran with Neal Stephenson at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Dec 16, 2016

Technotopia is taking a little break for the holiday. Here's one of our favorite podcasts with Brian Solis.

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.

Dec 2, 2016

Jeff Wong has been in the Valley for decades. He was formerly an exec at eBay and then built his own startups before landing at Ernst & Young where he's in charge of building cool new products. He talks about the future of corporations and what it looks like from inside a big company.

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.

Oct 14, 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.

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