The Future STIR Podcast
About This Show
The Future STIR is a podcast about "the future of everything," specifically how it relates to society and consumer issues, the advancement of technology, intelligence and the world of insights, and the retail environment.
Its edgy look at the future is interesting for the public and empowering for the business leader. Fresh topics and thought-provoking ideas each week with co-hosts Greg Heist and Ben Smithee.
Most Recent Episode
Future or Faux Pas: CES 2017 Edition (EP027)
1 day ago
Welcome back to your latest helping of The Future STIR podcast! This week, Greg & Ben do a retrospective of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and dig into the winners and losers from this year's tech extravaganza. In true Future STIR style, they place these new shiny new objects in the context of broader trends (or lack thereof) that provide a glimpse into their potential success or failure in the marketplace. Additionally, Greg's 3 year old daughter makes her Future STIR debut (in the background). :) For his buzz-worthy hot topic, Ben shares the story of a woman who built a house with her 4 children based on know-how gleaned almost solely from YouTube. Greg adds his take on an article in Zerohedge that shows that America's trust of the "establishment" has hit new lows. Articles we reference: Mom and Kids Build House, One YouTube Tutorial Video at a Time (Huffington Post) John Harwood Asks, "Who Do You Believe, America?" - Gets Surprising Answer (Zerohedge) CES 2017: Winners and Losers (Mashable) LG reveals 'wallpaper' TV just 2.6mm thin and can be hung with MAGNETS (Daily Mail) Toyota New Concept Car is So Friendly It Has Its Own AI Digital Assistant (Mashable)