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Monday, Oct 03, 2022

Our Own Devices with Nandagopal Rajan

Nandagopal Rajan hosts this new weekly podcast which goes beyond the trends so you can stay ahead of the curve. Our Own Devices discusses quirky gadgets, dissects trends and reflects on the world of tech in India.

Episode 126 September 22, 2022

Seeing the future, with tech

In this episode, host Nandagopal Rajan speaks to tech entrepreneur and author Byron Reese about his latest book “Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future — and Shape it”. They also get into the philosophy of tech and how technologies can help in imagining the future.


Who is Byron Reese? (00:00)
Why this name for the book? (00:55)
Cave art, the purpose of language and evolution (02:22)
The most important invention of humankind (05:43)
Why is Byron optimistic about the future? (08:56)
Should we be scared of AI? (11:21)
Learning from Beehives (15:08)
Can tech take our jobs? (16:40)
How much technology is ‘too much technology?’ (19:29)
Destination of Humanity (21:19)

Seeing the future, with techIn this episode, host Nandagopal Rajan speaks to tech entrepreneur and author Byron Reese about his latest book "Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future — and Shape it". They also get into the philosophy of tech and how technologies can help in imagining the future. Who is Byron Reese? (00:00) Why this name for the book? (00:55) Cave art, the purpose of language and evolution (02:22) The most important invention of humankind (05:43) Why is Byron optimistic about the future? (08:56) Should we be scared of AI? (11:21) Learning from Beehives (15:08) Can tech take our jobs? (16:40) How much technology is 'too much technology?' (19:29) Destination of Humanity (21:19)
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