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141: Why Peer to Peer Tech is the Future

141: Why Peer to Peer Tech is the Future

Peer to Peer technology is opening the door to a new class of decentralized and trustworthy ways to solve problems. If you’ve ever used Uber or Lyft or stayed at an Airbnb, you’ve already encountered it. Same thing if you’ve ever purchased something on Ebay rather than going to a big box store. In this episode, Connor explores the pros and cons of eliminating the middlemen that we regard as common.   Links mentioned: The internet intends to trivialize distance, the blockchain intends to trivialize trust by r/ethtrader Firing the middlemen: How blockchain can reshape digital distribution by Haydn Taylor […]
May 8, 2019
126: Ben Taylor on What a World with AI Might Look Like

126: Ben Taylor on What a World with AI Might Look Like

Of all the technological advances going on around us, none have so much potential to change our world as the science of artificial intelligence (AI). Some see AI as a potential danger, e.g. “The Rise of the Machines”, while others see it as the next giant leap forward for mankind. Ben Taylor is the co-founder and Chief Data Officer of ZIFF, the world’s only unstructured database powered by AI. He joins us to discuss the implications of what a world with AI might be like.  
November 22, 2018
104: Brian Doherty on What Is the Big Deal with 3D Printed Firearms?

104: Brian Doherty on What Is the Big Deal with 3D Printed Firearms?

Lately there’s been a fair amount of hand-wringing over a federal court ruling that distributing the blueprints by which a person could print a firearm is a protected form of free speech. This has gun control advocates in a near panic as it would make absolute government control of access to firearms virtually impossible. Reason magazine Senior Editor Brian Doherty joins us to discuss the ramifications of this ruling for both freedom and for public safety.  
August 8, 2018
101: How Does Social Media Impact the Freedom Movement?

101: How Does Social Media Impact the Freedom Movement?

Social media is so entrenched in our lives that we tend to regard it in the same manner that a fish might regard water. It’s so universal that we are nearly oblivious to the impact it’s having on our world. Like any tool, social media can be used for noble and uplifting purposes or for not so good purposes. In this episode, we examine the ways that we can use social media to enlighten and unite rather than to simply marginalize those with whom we disagree.
July 27, 2018
87: Failed Predictions of the Past and Why They’re a Problem

87: Failed Predictions of the Past and Why They’re a Problem

A lot of predictions have been made about where the world is going and it’s amazing how often they’ve been dead wrong. From overpopulation to peak oil to flying cars, the future doesn’t always unfold the way some experts are insisting it will. Meanwhile, things that were not anticipated to be as impactful—like some technologies—have changed how we do everything. Join us as we discuss what we can learn from the predictions that didn’t pan out as well as the ones that we should have given a second look.  
June 8, 2018
70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

The balance between protecting personal privacy and pursuing criminal justice always seems to be in a state of flux. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the digital realm. Nate Wessler of the ACLU joins us to discuss the Supreme Court case of Carpenter v. The United States, that involves government searches of our electronic devices, surveillance and privacy issues and requests for data held by third parties such as cell phone companies. If your privacy is important to you, this is a case you’ll want to understand.  
April 9, 2018
23: Steve Shillingford on Protecting Privacy With SUDO

23: Steve Shillingford on Protecting Privacy With SUDO

We all appreciate how technology makes our lives more convenient. Sometimes we forget that some technological advances come with certain costs. Nowhere is that more apparent than what’s happening to our privacy. Thankfully, there are pioneers like Steve Shillingford who are helping those who value their privacy to protect it. In this episode, we talk with Steve about his SUDO app and how it empowers privacy-minded smart phone owners and computer users. 
August 28, 2017
12: How Fear Becomes a Tool of Control

12: How Fear Becomes a Tool of Control

If you sense that there’s more fear being channeled in your direction these days, you’re right. Fear has been used as a tool of control for millennia. The biggest change in our time is the efficiency of the delivery systems. In this episode, Connor and Bryan discuss the methods and science behind how fear can be leveraged into controlling others. You’ll also learn how to inoculate yourself against fear-based manipulation and how to recognize when someone’s trying hack your brain with fear.
August 2, 2017
3: Why Free People Still Read Books

3: Why Free People Still Read Books

Throughout human history, one of the clearest dividing lines between those who were free and those who weren’t was whether or not a person could read and write. It’s as true today as it was in ancient Greece or Rome. Technology has put unfathomable amounts of information at our fingertips but what good does it do us if we don’t read? Connor and Bryan tackle the challenges and rewards that await those who still see the value of building their understanding of the world around them by feeding their minds from great books. They also share some of their top […]
July 11, 2017