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On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. JUSTIN REICH, Director of the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT and host of the podcast, TeachLab. His book is “Failure to Disrupt … Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR DANIEL KRAFT tells us that we are having an “Infodemic”.…
 
Technocracy can take many faces and could be applied in many different ways. I propose that there are two main phases to the realization of technocracy in our current world. The first is addressed in this episode through the use of a few allusions- 1984 by George Orwell, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, and The Panopticon Writings by Jeremy Benth…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Levi Garraway, the Chief Medical Officer of Genentech about FDA approvals for treatments in two very rare diseases - SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and NMOSD - Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. Then Dr. Thomas Rando, Co-Founder of Fountain Therapeutics, a Professor at Stanford University Schoo…
 
We are in a transitional period between two ages, the Age of Economics and the Age of Science. Said differently, from capitalistic to technocratic systems, from politicians at the helm to "experts". Transitional times are always rough but our current state of technology has an impact on this compared to other historical transitions between ages. Th…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder and CEO of Square – that little gadget that plugs into a smartphone and any vendor can take your credit card. He’s written “The Innovation Stack … Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time”. Then on BioTech Nation, Chris Nave, the Managing Director of Brandon Capi…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a company that paused its work on Hepatitis B to focus on treatments for COVID. Dr. Lawrence Blatt, the CEO of Aligos Therapeutics joins Moira to talk about their idea for treating COVID. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us that all COVID vaccines are not the same, an…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the late David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and an early architect of the Occupy Wall Street movement. With his recent, unexpected passing, this archive Tech Nation interview was recorded shortly before Occupy Wall Street coalesced. Moira speaks with him about h…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Patrick Yang, Chair and Co-Founder, Acepodia. They’ve just treated their first human. Their treatment? For HER-2 positive cancer - it can be anywhere in the body. Then writer, poet, writing critic, and writing coach - Joan Gelfand. Her 2018 book, “You Can Be a Winning Writer”, can help you write tha…
 
Whether one looks at the historical period of the Middle Ages through the Reformation or our modern era through the potential Digital Reformation into technocracy, banking, war, and technology play a huge role. Much of the backdrop and enabling factors are economic in nature and are spurred by new technologies in money and finance as well as new ec…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tech Nation’s former biotech correspondent David Ewing Duncan about his new book - “Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human Robot Future.” Then Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us how robotics are replacing surgeons, and McAfee’s Gary Davis, expands on those massive thefts of online credentials – they are for sal…
 
When viewed as technologies that had a major impact on the respective societies they evolved in, these two examples look nearly identical. They brought about similar changes and worries and they were used in very similar ways by the commons and the institutions in each time. - Website - http://www.ourfoundations.podbean.com/ - Email - ourfoundation…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with STEPHEN MARTIN and JOSEPH MARKS, the authors of “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why”. From the neuroscience of it, to the human behavioural characteristics – being human can be challenging. And did you know you had a personal data lake? Tech Nation regular contributor Gary Davis, the Ch…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, ANDREW MARANTZ talks about what social media is doing to the information we consume … and perhaps more importantly, the information we believe. His book is Antisocial – Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Then, in biotech, DR. PAUL-PETER TAK, the CEO of Kintai Therapeutics …
 
The printing press and the internet revolutionized and influenced many aspects of society. Many things didn't happen until the technology evolved to a certain point. They broke the information model from a centralized hub and spoke model to a decentralized and autonomous system. Censorship was an issue, both as an impossibility and as a tool as the…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, ADRIAN SHAHBAZ, Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House, and ALLIE FUNK, a Research Analyst focusing on the global impact of network information. They discuss the Freedom House report “Freedom on the Net 2019 – The Crisis of Social Media”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KR…
 
From the Middle Ages through the Renaissance through the Reformation, education evolved with different approaches, interpretations, and manifestations. Today, there are many similar aspects to scholasticism as well as movements similar to the shift to humanism. The technology of the internet enables some of this and much is driven through ideologic…
 
From the Black Death to the feudal system to the rise of the merchant class, changing times meant changing roles and changing answers. Education and secular knowledge became more sought through these shifts. Cracks in the system were visible then as they have been in modern history. Tech companies are acting out many of the same shifts that were se…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, the global supply chain of … recycled goods. Adam Minter talks about “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” Then in biotech, former University of Southern California professor Bob Ladner CEO of CV6 Therapeutics, moved his cancer research group from the beaches of Santa Monica to Belfast, Northern Ireland. C…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with UC San Francisco professor Dr. Louise Aronson talks about a new stage of life: Elderhood, – Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life. With modern technology, it lasts longer than anyone imagined. Also, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft talks about the Internet of Medical…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with journalist Oliver Broudy about his book “The Sensitives - The Rise of Environmental Illness and Search for America’s Last Pure Place.” Then in biotech, a San Diego company who pivoted from treating parainfluenza and influenza to target COVID … and they started in Wuhan, China. Moira speaks with Dr. Stan…
 
The hierarchies among various ruling class institutions follow a pattern throughout history. There are certain roles that are played, certain incentives that exist, conflicts of interest between the players, strategies for ruling, and so on that are explored in this episode through the Season 2 lens of comparing the Reformation (ish) time period to…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tanuj (“Ta-nooj”) Mohan, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enlighted, a Siemens Company based in Silicon Valley. Smart technology may bring us back to safe workplaces - from social distancing, to automatic contact tracing, overly crowded points of contact, and more. Then Tech Nation Health …
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Karoly (Kah-rowl-ii) Nikolich, the Co-Founder and CEO of Alkahest. He describes how they are targeting certain proteins to address the degenerative conditions we develop as we age. Then, Dr. Tony Fiorino from electroCore tells us about their device which may alleviate the pain of cluster headaches, …
 
What do big oil, Microsoft, social media and the internet have in common? This episode dives into the common aspects of these business models that end in large amounts of profit and control. The concept of the internet as a system for control is explored along with some precautions for future potentialities. - Website - http://www.ourfoundations.po…
 
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with What if we could just get the antibodies from all the various strains of COVID-19, put them together and get them in an IV drug? Well, that’s exactly what Gigagen has done. Today, when Moira speaks with geneticist David Johnson, its co-founder, President and CEO of Gigagen. Then, your skin micro biome -…
 
Continuing the trend of a macro survey, some key shifts of the Reformation time period are compared with modern shifts. These include the source of morality and law, the role of the State, the Church, and corporations, decentralization of religion and politics, propaganda, the treaties of Augsburg and Westphalia, and more. - Website - http://www.ou…
 
USF professor and development economist Bruce Wydick about “Shrewd Samaritan - Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbour”. Which poverty intervention programs work, and which don’t? Then the global health challenge of the bacteria H. Pylori and its role in stomach ulcers and gastric cancer. Gilead Raday, COO of RedHill Biopharma…
 
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