Nick Bilton, Lead Technology Writer for The New York Times Bits blog and a reporter for the paper, discusses his new book, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works. In the book, Bilton examines how technology is creatively disrupting society, business, and our brains. On the podcast, he talks about neuroplasticity and reading, a debate with George Packer about Twitter, innovators’ dilemmas in the porn industry, why many CEOs and movie producers bristle at how the future works, and “ricochet working.” He also discusses effects of combining human curation with computer algorithms, hyperpersonalization, informational veggies, and serendipity. He concludes with his theory about today’s news (and the reason he doesn’t worry about missing tweets): “If it’s important, it will find me.”
Also huffduffed as…
- Kevin Kelly, founder, Wired magazine
- Nicholas Negroponte, founder, One Laptop Per Child
- David Kirkpatrick, writer
- Nick Bilton, writer, Bits Blog, New York Times
- John Hockenberry, radio host, The Takeaway
The recent changes that technology has made to books, reading, and the way we relate to each other are unprecedented and transformational. Tech guru Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants; digital visionary Nicholas Negroponte; David Kirkpatrick, founder of Techonomy and author of The Facebook Effect; and The New York Time’s Nick Bilton, author of I Live in the Future and Here’s How It Works, discuss technology and its impact on how we live. Moderated by public radio’s John Hockenberry.
Designers have a special sensitivity and resonance with mass consciousness. Linda Stone has studied how the way we use our attention impacts and is impacted by mass consciousness. From multi-tasking, to what Stone calls, “continuous partial attention,” to focus and uni-tasking, Stone tracks twenty year social cycles, bringing a sense of context to our current, always-on lifestyle.
In this episode of The Pen Addict Brad and Myke dive into the world of multi pens. What they are, how they work, and if they are right for you. Brad also picks his current favorites.