Jan 18, 2019
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Momenta Edge Podcast #20: Opportunities And Risk in Our Exponential Technology Powered Future - A Conversation with Vivek Wadhwa

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Our conversation with Vivek Wadhwa touched on a broad array of topics, following up on his two most recent books The Driver in the Driverless Car and Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain--and How to Fight Back. Our conversation covered the nature of exponential technologies as a foundation concept, along with the implications of AI/Machine Learning. He provided an optimistic outlook around self-driving cars and solar energy cost curves, with a bit of tempered enthusiasm around human gene-editing (CRISPr). The ways that technology is designed to hijack our attention, and how love, work and interpersonal relationships are being impacted are the focus of his new book, and he provides suggestions for us to better manage the disruption of technology in our lives. 

Book Recommendation:

Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain--and How to Fight Back 

The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future 

Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology 

The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent 

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