5 Podcasts on Where Tech Is Taking Us

Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media, speaks with author and New York Times columnist Charles Duhigg.

Over one-third of US jobs could be automated by the early 2030s, according to the Los Angeles Times. Robots replacing humans at work is just one fear in our quickly-changing world. Technological advances are evident in the workplace, in health care, and really, everywhere we look. What’s the best strategy on adapting and thriving in this new age? Listen below to five podcasts about where tech is taking us.

  • (WTF) What's The Future? Intelligent machines are increasingly taking over jobs previously held by humans, so what does that mean for our economic future? Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, speaks with Charles Duhigg about how we can harness technology to grow human-centered jobs. Listen: Website, Apple Podcasts
  • How to Survive Our Faster Future In order to successfully navigate a rapidly changing world, author and MIT Media Lab Director, Joichi “Joi” Ito says you must be alert and nimble. He speaks with Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson. Listen: Website, Apple Podcasts
  • The Industries of the Future Alec Ross provides a view into the forces that will carve tomorrow’s economy and the difficult, necessary steps that must be taken to prepare ourselves and our children for a world with powerful artificial intelligence, robotics, and scientific developments. Listen: Website, Apple Podcasts
  • CRISPR: A Crack in Creation CRISPR is the cheapest, simplest, and most effective way of manipulating DNA. It has the power to give us cures and help address the world’s hunger crisis. But, says Berkeley Biologist Jennifer Doudna, it may also result in unforeseen consequences. Listen: Website, Apple Podcasts
  • Thriving in the Age of Accelerations How do we operate in a world with major changes in computing power, the global economy, and the environment? And how do these changes interact? Featuring author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Listen: Website, Apple Podcasts
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