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
Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber (EP024)
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Are we increasingly living in a world where our own beliefs and perspectives are being reinforced--and remaining unchallenged--in a social media echo chamber of our own creation? Is there a way to break out of it and create a more balanced perspective on news, world events and political commentary? In Episode 24 of The Future STIR, Greg & Ben would argue YES! In this episode, they discuss research done by Facebook that strongly suggests that, while hyper-targeted content is a fantastic way to market products and drive sales, it also creates the information "echo chamber" we increasingly find ourselves in. Join us for this fascinating conversation and the role the echo chamber effect may be playing in our increasingly divided society. Article Links: Face electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality (New Scientist) Apple Confirms Interest in Autonomous Cars in Letter to NHTSA (Mac Rumors) Blame the Echo Chamber on Facebook. But Blame Yourself Too (WIRED) Escape the echo chamber: How to fix your News Feed (Mashable) We want to hear from you! Comments on today's episode? Suggestions for future topics? Send us your feedback! And, please take a moment to give us a rating and quick review on iTunes!!