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45 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Hyped Up! The Unfulfilled Promise of 3D Printing
Bryan and Demetrius explore the world of 3D printing and try to decode why we don’t yet have a 3D printer on every desk and how such a hyped up technology cooled over the years. The guys also talk about what it would take to really bring this technology back into the mainstream and make the dream of a Star Trek-style replicator a reality.
49 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
The Pandemic is Coming to an End: What to Expect
Bryan and Demetrius circle back on their first podcast about the pandemic and discuss their hits and misses. They dig into what we all learned from the changes brought on from the pandemic, where we’ve seen advancements and what improvements still need to be made. Then they look to the future and predict what changes are going to stick with us and what’s going to fade away over time.
44 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
NFTs on the Blockchain! What are they and how could this technology change everything!?
Bryan and Demetrius talk about the ever evolving conversation about Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and why we keep hearing about them. What are they? Why do we need them? How do they work and what does the future hold for this technology?
52 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
A Peek Behind the Curtain: How FAANG Companies Build Product and How Research Plays a Role
Ever wondered what UX really is and how it’s used? Ever wondered how the big Silicon Valley companies are able to consistently produce successful products? This episode, Bryan and Demetrius break it all down for you and the role that user research plays in developing products. Plus, why FAANG companies have committed to the process, mindset, and culture of UX.
46 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Can AR, VR and MR change the world? Big tech is investing billions into it but who will lead the way and why are they doing it?
Bryan and Demetrius discuss the widely popular innovation of AR, VR, MR, and what the future holds for these technologies and why user experience is paramount in large scale adoption. They also discuss which technologies have the most potential and which companies have the best chance of success in this emerging market.
59 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
What’s Hollywood's Next Big Move? Based on the data (wink), it looks like allowing AI to help make their biggest decisions.
Bryan and Demetrius explore the under-reported shift in the Hollywood film making process - using AI to help make big decisions. The guys discuss the merits of AI systems for streamlining logistics, storytelling, marketing and distribution. They even dig into the topic of AI actors and how long it might take until we actually see this technology make an impact on the industry. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheXPodcast1
83 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
SPECIAL GUEST! Adam Dole, Co-Founder and COO of Bento, Managing Director of Not Impossible Labs, and former White House Innovation Fellow, talks about his journey as an entrepreneur and how Bento is using SMS text-based technology to end hunger.
Adam Dole and his team at Bento, a startup incubated at Not Impossible Labs, are tirelessly working to end food insecurity by deploying technology that connects people in need of meals with local restaurants via a simple text message. Adam talks about his career, product innovation, the joy of multi-disciplinary teams, how the idea for Bento came about, and his ambitious plans to roll it out nationally.
52 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
What happened? The rise and fall of social platforms and how they went from being a place for friends, to being a threat to democracy.
Bryan and Demetrius discuss the disturbing topic of how social media platforms transformed from a fun way to exchange photos with friends and family to a recruiting and organizing tool for extremists and a megaphone for divisiveness and outrage. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheXPodcast1
45 minutes | May 25, 2021
Do you have any extra $250,000? If so, you might be interested in going to space through Space X, Blue Origin, or Virgin Galactic. Space Tourism kicks off in 2021!
Bryan and Demetrius dig into the future of space tourism - who’s involved, what are they offering, why are they doing it and most importantly: what to expect from the experience. The guys also discuss the challenges to making space tourism a success and the short term and long goals of these companies and how tourism for some of them is just a means to an end - the Moon and Mars. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheXPodcast1
72 minutes | May 18, 2021
SPECIAL GUEST! Do you want to be a YouTuber? How about working on Hollywood franchises like Marvel and Jurassic World or filming for world-famous pro surfer Jamie O’Brien? Meet Justin Graham and learn his story.
Bryan and Demetrius have an exciting and fun discussion with vlogger and professional surf cinematographer Justin Graham about what it's like to film for Jamie O Brien, one of the world’s most famous professional surfers. We also talk about how he got into YouTube after working on Hollywood film franchises such as Marvel and Jurassic World. Justin goes into detail about how he’s grown his presence online since he began his journey in film and also goes deep into camera and drone technology. Check out Justin’s words of wisdom and experience for others interested in doing what he does and life on the Hawaiian Islands. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheXPodcast1
49 minutes | May 11, 2021
Inside The X: The ups and downs of entrepreneurship and lessons learned over 15 years
Bryan and Demetrius discuss the rewarding, long, difficult, fun, exciting and scary endeavor of building a company and running it for the last fifteen years. They also discuss what they’ve learned from it and what they would do differently knowing what they know now. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheXPodcast1
57 minutes | May 4, 2021
Your Doctor Will See You Now - Click on the Zoom Link to Get Started!
Bryan and Demetrius explore the world of telemedicine and discuss how if done right, it could radically change and improve the lives of people around the world...but the key is “done right”. This is a scenario in which user-centered design is essential to success. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheXPodcast1
44 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
The Future is Decentralized: How Web 3, Blockchain, and NFTs Will Change the World with Special Guest - Bettina Warburg!
Bryan and Demetrius talk with Bettina Warburg, blockchain expert, evangelist, TED speaker, and partner at Warburg Serres, about the rise of Web 3, the future of blockchain technology and how it will impact the user experience of future applications. They also discuss whether or not Bitcoin is a pioneer or settler in the cryptocurrency space and Bettina gives her opinion on the Coinbase direct listing and what that means for the industry as a whole. You can follow us on Twitter at @TheXPodcast1
48 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Hyped Up! The Rise and Fall of MoviePass
In 2011, the world heard the name MoviePass for the first time. It was a dream come true for movie lovers who wanted to frequently see movies at the theatre but not necessarily pay the full price every time. The service quickly rose to over 3 million subscribers but crashed quickly when the economics did not work. Bryan and Demetrius review this story and discuss what went wrong and why the idea itself was great and something we might see again in the future.
56 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
The Evolution of Audio - Podcasting, Streaming Music, Social Audio (Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces) - growing market or greater dispersion?
Bryan and Demetrius look into the evolution of audio as a platform and review the merits of the latest tools and trends. Demetrius gives a history lesson on the evolution of audio since the 1800’s and how old technology still impacts modern models. Then the guys explore the usefulness of social audio apps like ClubHouse and whether they are truly disruptive.
43 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Online Education is (part of) the Future! (if it's done right)
Bryan and Demetrius discuss the reactive change in education due the pandemic and how the lessons we’ve learned from remote learning might be a glimpse of what’s to come in the future of education. What if the holy grail of topic mastery is the blending of online and in-person education and if so, how will that fundamentally change the way we think about education moving forward?
66 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
The Magic of Hawaiian Coffee - A Conversation with Ben Fitt, CEO of Outpost Coffee Kauai!
Bryan and Demetrius do a deep dive with Ben Fitt, the founder and CEO of Outpost Coffee Kauai in the Hawaiian islands about the future of the coffee business, the bean-to-cup movement, sustainable farming and how and why Ben was featured last month in the Wall Street Journal.
43 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin? Cryptocurrencies have defied the odds thanks to blockchain technology...but is that a good thing?
Bryan and Demetrius talk about the hugely popular, controversial, confusing, frustrating, and exciting topic of cryptocurrencies and how they’ve been transformed from currencies into an asset class. They discuss the fantastic potential of blockchain technology, like enabling extremely secure transactions. And they tackle the concerning things that are being done with them, like ASICs impacting energy grids. They also take a look at the fact that major investors are establishing controlling positions in some cryptos and what that means for smaller investors. Then they take a peek into the future. Could fiat currencies run on blockchain one day?
57 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Streaming video revisited - Disney+, Netflix, Amazon, and Apple TV are exploding! We get into all the numbers and our predictions for 2021
The guys look back on the predictions they made last year and see how things have changed and what trends are emerging for 2021. They dig into some tectonic shifts in the streaming wars and some services still struggling to take off, all while discussing some of their favorite shows. They also get into where movie theaters fit into the new media landscape and discuss a future where content takes a backseat to new features and experiences.
68 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Special Guest! Silicon Valley Patent Agent - Phillip M. Wagner
For the last 16 years, Phil Wagner has been helping individuals and companies acquire and defend patents for their inventions and has become a prominent patent agent here in Silicon Valley. Phil stopped by The X to talk about how patents work, why we need them, when to get them, and how we should reform the patent system to help innovation continue to thrive.
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