About This Show
Welcome to Soonish, a podcast about the future from technology journalist Wade Roush. How do we think and talk about the future? What can we do to shape it? Why are our best forecasts—and our worst fears—so often wrong? Season 1 starts out with shows asking what happens when movie directors try to get the future right, but fail; why monorails are a neglected but still promising form of urban transit; how technology can improve the museum-going experience; how entrepreneurs are working to create skilled factory jobs in an age of automation; who's working to develop and market substitutes for meat from vertebrates; and why the next phase of space exploration is being led by private companies. More info at http://soonishpodcast.org.
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1.08 Hacking Time
Why do "productivity" tools like email, to-do lists, and calendars make so many of us feel miserable and overburdened? Why hasn't anyone come up with a better way for us to manage our diverse commitments and our chronic information overload?
This episode of Soonish looks at our personal futures and the tools we use to manage them. We talk with folks who are pursuing new technologies for keeping our lives organized. We look at the kludge-y but often brilliant productivity solutions people have hacked together for themselves. And we ask whether, in some way, we’re all missing the real point. Maybe in the rush to be productive, we’ve forgotten how to prioritize the things that truly make us happy.
Music in this episode is by Graham Gordon Ramsay and Lee Rosevere.
For more information about all the people and ideas in this episode, go to https://www.soonishpodcast.org/episodes/2017/5/11/108-hacking-time
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