233: The culture of coding, and how it’s changing the world (Clive Thompson)

May 13, 2019

Technology writer Clive Thompson discusses his latest book, “Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World”. Topics Clive and Julia cover include:

  • Why coders love efficiency so much
  • Are there downsides to efficiency?
  • Do coders have particular blindspots when it comes to human nature?
  • What is a “10x Coder,” and why do people disagree about whether they exist?
  • Does Clive still agree with his older book, “Smarter Than You Think,” which argued that technology is making us smarter?


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