Release date: September 4th, 2016
As the technology we rely on every day becomes increasingly sophisticated, it's getting to the point where it's too complicated to understand -- not just for individual users, but for any human at all. In this episode, Julia talks with complexity scientist Samuel Arbesman, about his new book Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension, why these unprecedented levels of complexity might be dangerous, and what we should do about it.
Samuel's Book: "Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension"
Samuel's Pick: "Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization" by Stephen Cave
Massimo's Conference: Stoicon 2016
Podcast edited by Brent Silk