What is spam, where did it start, and how does it affect us today? Episode notes:  From online forums of the 1980s to social media and beyond Forms of spam Why do people send spam? Statistician Paul Graham Robo calls Spam vs. scams CAN-SPAM Act Commercial: Future Spam Protection Spam in social media, online reviews, […]

Listen in as we discuss Compassion Fatigue, a topic relevant to many people in their professional and personal lives. Episode notes:  What is Compassion Fatigue? The difference between Compassion Fatigue and Burnout The Green Cross Charles Figley and the Figley Institute Commercial: Robot Patients Caring for aging parents Resilience Survivor vs. victim mentality Post-traumatic growth […]

In this episode, we spoke with Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, founder of Bitnation. Listen to our conversation: Episode notes: What is a nation-state? Globalization and local communities How will Bitnation redefine the nation-state? Security and jurisdiction Government is like an icecream shop Globalization and the preservation of culture The potential for private armies Governments’ roles in […]

In this episode, we discussed the idea of decentralized voting using blockchain technology. Listen: Episode notes: What is Democracy.Earth? Origins of Democracy Earth Foundation Democracy and voting Problem to be solved- Corruption Commercial – DemocracyEarth Ambassador Program How do you prove your identity without a third party? Facebook as an authoritarian regime Trust How the Internet […]

In this episode, we talk about Internet+ethics. Put on your snorkel, because we’re going to be looking below the surface. Episode notes:  We start with our first memories of the Internet. Then we discuss fake news and echo chambers. Can we find good sources and can we trust the press? What is a good incentive […]

This episode is all about why and how to forgive, gaining back trust, making mistakes, the purpose of forgiveness, and more. Commercial: Confessional Excerpt from the episode: Steph: We just get so bent out of shape when somebody wrongs us, and we forget that that’s the mortal experience. The intimate a relationship is, the more hurt […]

In this third part of our Utopia series, we try to answer the question of how to get to utopia. Episode notes:  From the perspective of inputs How do you make real your utopic vision of the future? Barriers to reaching utopia Types of utopias, e.g., techno-utopia, eco-utopia, agrarian utopia The near future: what can […]