The Topic: Technology The Guest: Clive Thompson The Episode: Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud The very fact that you are reading this sentence, contemplating whether you want to listen to this podcast, means that you are living out a fantasy from a previous generation’s cyberpunk novel. However you made it here, however you got these words into your brain, you did so…
This week, an article in Wired declared, "The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding." NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with reporter Clive Thompson about th…
Reading Lives Podcast, #1: Clive Thompson
Reading Lives is interview podcast with interesting people who love books. My guest on this episode is Clive Thompson, a longtime contributing writer for The New York Times, writer for Wired, and author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Lives for the Better. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Matched by Ally Condie.
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Books discussed in this episode:
Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy by Jay Williams & Raymond Abrashkin
Grief Lessons by Ann Carson
The Journals of Susanna Moodie by Margaret Atwood
Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
Middlemarch by George Eliot
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Clouds by Aristophanes
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye
Flame and Shadow by Sarah Teasdale
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How a 1974 sci-fi novel for teens eerily predicted the rise of personal drones by Clive Thompson
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The very fact that you are reading this sentence, contemplating whether you want to listen to this podcast, means that you are living out a fantasy from a previous generation’s cyberpunk novel.
However you made it here, however you got these words into your brain, you did so by diving through data streams first cooked up by delirious engineers downing late-night coffees, wandering deep within rows of data tape unspooling from jerky, spinning platters.
We’ve been dreaming of this life for a long time, since before the vacuum tubes and punchcards of the ’40s, and now that we are here, some people are worried that the tech will, at best, make us lazy, and at worst make us stupid.
Is all this new technology improving our thinking or dampening it? Are all these new communication tools turning us into navel-gazing human/brand hybrids, or are we developing a new set of senses that allow us to benefit from never severing contact with the people most important to us?
That’s the topic of this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast, and to answer these questions we welcome this episode’s guest, Clive Thompson, who is the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better. As the title suggests, he disagrees with the naysayers, and his book is an impressive investigation into why they are probably…
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Author Clive Thompson discusses how technology is improving our interactions, why we should use it more deliberately, and how leaders can harness it to improve performance.
This week on the show we have Clive Thompson, a journalist for <em>Wired</em> and <em>The New York Times Magazine</em> among many other outlets. He’s the author of <em>Smarter Than You Think</em> and you can find him online at smarterthanyouthink.net and at his blog at collisiondetection.net. Clive came on the cast and discussed his writing methods, the history of his career, and an article he published 8 years ago that took him 9 years to write. Tune in and hear the rest.
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Clive Thompson is the author of Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World, a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. Today, Thompson is one of the most prominent technology writers—respected for keeping his distance from Silicon Valley hype and doing deeply-reported, long-form magazine stories that get beyond headlines and harness the insights of science, literature, history and philosophy. In addition to the New York Times Magazine and Wired, he’s a columnist for Smithsonian Magazine, writing about the history of technology, and writes features for Mother Jones. His journalism has won many awards — including an Overseas Press Council Award and a Mirror Award — and he’s a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow. In his spare time he’s also a recording and performing artist with the country/bluegrass band The Delorean Sisters.
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Three-quarters of North American teenagers either own or have access to a smartphone. Too much screen-time has been linked to sleep disruption, loneliness, anxiety, depression and even an increased risk of suicide. Michael’s guests are Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology, and Clive Thompson, a Canadian technology journalist.