Arun Venugopal, reporter and the creator of Micropolis—WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that …
From a washing machine that emails you when your clothes are done to smart door locks and Wi-Fi enabled dog collars that can track down a lost pet, Internet-connected objects and devices are on the rise. Author Jeremy Rifkin says that this phenomenon, known as ‘The Internet of things’ has the potential to radically transform the global economy. Rifkin joins us to discuss his latest book, ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society.’
The idea that today’s population are simply masses afraid of the uncertainty of the future given the change from an industrial economy to a technology economy has no basis in fact and is, frankly, insulting.
There is no doubt that the freedom for such things as creativity and art has expanded as has the ability to reach inside all cultures.
This is a good thing.
That is not to what Krista seems to be guiding us in this ‘fear of change’ dialog.
People across the Western world are fearful because of the loss of democracy and the turn of free and democratic institutions into autocratic and criminal ones.
We watch as tens of trillions of dollars in public wealth is moved from the lower/middle classes to the top all by corporate fraud with a complete suspension of Rule of Law in Western nations.
Security is the growth industry as jobs in national security, Homeland security, building security, the military and police are the predominate job markets now.
This is not a good thing, it is bad.
We watch as diversified and competitive markets are drying and fixed by the ownership of all business activity in America by a handful of mega-corporations.
This is not evolution and it is not something to relax and accept…..it is something for which to be fearful and to revolt.
Even as I acknowledge the benefits of internet as regards culture and creativity the predominate issue for all people is the Big Brother nature of the web and the fact that all of it is owned by people who can now simply legislate the ability to have it all shut down…..remember, all of our public modes of communication are being dismantled so communication that is centralized like this is easily cut off as we saw with the uprisings last Spring.
The US quickly passed laws allowing this complete shutdown as it made domestic detention for ‘terrorism’ legal as well.
This is of course not evolution it is devolution.
We are seeing a wealth inequity equal to the Renaissance and the same social structuring taking place…..goodbye Enlightment these leaders say as democracy disappears and poverty increases all
by way of massive criminal activity.
These are the morals, ethics, and values the people see today and are never spoken of on Krista’s program as she works to obscure the seriousness of the times!!
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the sad state of TV technology, why TiVo sucks (but is still better than the alternatives), and why Apple has demurred.
When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Ryan Singer of 37signals to discuss how the Jobs-to-Be-Done concept can help your customers and business succeed, especially during the user onboarding process.
It was one of my favorite conversations in quite a while, and fortunately he was gracious enough to let me share it with you here - enjoy!
This week Myke is joined by Merlin Mann, for an impromptu episode of CMD Space. They talk about scheduling your content to meet the needs of your audience, allowing your work to become ‘yours’, breaking the mould in your environment, setting standards for your work and being a creative person in a corporate culture.
Living in Japan, Ivan Orkin started eating ramen — lots of it. But when he moved back to New York in the 90s, he says, "I just yearned for ramen. It just became this crazy thing where I was jonesing for ramen all the time." So when he returned to Japan, he opened a ramen joint — and impressed a Japanese food critic.
This week we talk about patterns in web design and how to prevent our work from getting stagnate.
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