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Slate Presents Techno Sapiens

Slate Presents Techno Sapiens

A podcast exploring the pros and cons of technology in our lives, presented by Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University.

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Techno: The Automate Everything Edition

Slate Presents Techno Sapiens

Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss online automation with Christopher Steiner, author of Automate This. By letting algorithms take over everything from the stock market to driving, are we ceding too much control?

17 Min

Sep 21, 2014

The Tacocopter Edition

Slate Presents Techno Sapiens

Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss private drone use with Nabiha Syed, a media lawyer and visiting fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and the co-founder of DroneU.org.

21 Min

Sep 15, 2014

The Automate Everything Edition

Slate Presents Techno Sapiens

Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss online automation with Christopher Steiner, author of Automate This. By letting algorithms take over everything from the stock market to driving, are we ceding too much control?

17 Min

Sep 1, 2014

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19 min
Aug 18, 2014
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Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss online rankings with Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic. The panelists consider whether rating everything from restaurants to books online is undermining expertise, intuition, and serendipity.

17 min
Aug 4, 2014
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Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss online education with Daphne Koller, the co-founder of Coursera, a digital learning platform. The panelists consider whether massive open online courses are a better way to educate people.

18 min
Jul 21, 2014
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Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori discuss the quantified-self movement, from fitness and diet trackers to wearables, with the co-founder and CEO of MyFitnessPal, Mike Lee.

18 min
Jul 6, 2014
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Future Tense fellows Christine Rosen and Marvin Ammori debate the pros and cons of big data with A.C.L.U. legislative counsel Chris Calabrese. The panelists consider whether people who have nothing to hide really have nothing to fear.

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