About This Show
The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future -- especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details.
Most Recent Episode
a16z Podcast: Platforming the Future
5 days ago
In this "hallway conversation," Tim O'Reilly and a16z Partner Benedict Evans discuss how we make sense of the most recent wave of new technologies --- technologies that are perhaps more transformative than any we've seen before -- and how we think about the capabilities they might have that we haven't yet even considered.
Founder of O'Reilly Media, Tim O'Reilly has seen more than one wave of new tech make an impact over the last three decades in Silicon Valley. But this time, O'Reilly argues in his new book, WTF? What's the Future and Why it's Up to Us, truly is different, in part because of the kinds of combinatorial invention now possible. We are now in the midst of so much foundational change happening so fast that we as a society have some very large questions -- and answers -- that we need to consider. What, for example, is the relationship between these giant tech platforms and the broader system ecosystem they are in? What is their responsibility to that ecosystem -- and what are the strategic choices they make on behalf of those ecosystems? Why (and what causes) some of these platforms to turn against and start competing with their own ecosystems? What are algorithms actually optimizing for in terms of our larger economic culture and markets -- and how aware are we of those goals?
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