About This Show
Starting with the latest technological breakthroughs, corporate innovations, and scientific discoveries, hosts Eric Fader and Deron Sedy examine today’s digital society. Join us in discussing ethics, culture, business, social interaction — and just plain what it means to be human — against a digital landscape that evolves at an ever-accelerating pace.
Most Recent Episode
Diginauts 0010 — Every Human Replaced by Robots, Reddit Admits Edits, United Kingdom Surveillance Law
* segment 1, Top of Mind — Reddit Censors Users (0:00): Reddit CEO Steve Huffman confessed that he overwrote user comments, partly because he was emotionally exhausted over fake news story #pizzagate. What effect will this betrayal of trust have on the internet service?
* segment 2, Future File — The End of Work? (19:11): The internet is abuzz with talk of automation reaching its ultimate conclusion: a world where no one has a job. What would that mean for society?
* segment 3, Most Disruptive — Internet Satellite Array vs. UK as Surveillance State (36:55): Which of these is more disruptive, winning the title of Most Disruptive Story of the Month?
* SpaceX Files with FCC to put 4400 satellites in space to provide internet
* UK government gives itself unprecedented permission to track everything its citizens do by internet or phone
* segment 4, Hope for Humanity — Diamond Batteries (47:25): Scientists think they can use diamonds to create super long-lasting batteries out of nuclear waste.
* segment 5, What’s Your Take? — Space Exploration Priorities (55:02): While Elon Musk and President Obama have recently made pushes for humanity to colonize Mars, some suggest other priorities. An article in Scientific Americ