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Sunday
Oct152017

RS 195 - Zach Weinersmith on "Emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything"

Release date: October 15th, 2017

Zach Weinersmith

This episode features Zach Weinersmith, creator of the philosophical webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and the co-author (with his wife Kelly Weinersmith) of the new book Soonish: 10 Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. Julia and Zach talk about which new technology is the most likely to happen, which would be most transformative, and which would pose the most risk to the world. Also, has our society become too risk-averse? And what are the main bottlenecks to technological development?

Zach's 1st Pick: "Schrödinger's Killer App: Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer" by Jonathan P. Dowling

Zach's 2nd Pick: "West with the Night: A Memoir" by Beryl Markham

Zach's Book: "Soonish: 10 Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything"

Edited by Brent Silk

Music by Miracles of Modern Science

 Full Transcripts 

Reader Comments (3)

Flying cars or bust!
I hope to live to see the day when these emerging technologies emerge, but I'm afraid I'll just get used to them and take them for granted like today's technology.

It's kinda funny to talk about lowering costs with futuristic sci-fi technology like nanotube space elevators, when we currently have drug companies deliberately making eyedrops twice bigger than needed so half of the expensive medicine goes to waste, and we can't even fix that.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/18/drug-companies-make-eyedrops-too-big--and-you-pay-for-the-waste.html
October 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMax
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November 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteralex khushi
To eliminate the risk aversion barrier, limit the authority of government.
November 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJameson

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