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Should This Exist?

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Description

It's the question of our times: How is technology impacting our humanity? "Should This Exist?" invites the creators of radical new technologies to set aside their business plan, and think through the human side: What is the invention’s greatest promise? And what could possibly go wrong? Show host Caterina Fake (Partner, Yes VC; Cofounder Flickr) is a celebrated tech pioneer and one of Silicon Valley’s most eloquent commentators on technology and the human condition. Joined by a roster of all-star expert guests who have a knack for looking around corners, Caterina drops listeners into the minds of today’s ingenious entrepreneurs and guides them through the journey of foreseeing what their technology might do to us, and for us. Should This Exist? is a WaitWhat original series in partnership with Quartz.

Customer Reviews

Great Podcast with a Refreshing Approach to Discussing New Technologies

I listened to the Halo episode and loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed the point of view - not the usual narrow focus but rather a much more holistic viewpoint. Catarina asks a wide range of questions exploring the technology, it’s impact on humanity, ethical issues, and more. This episode definitely looked “around the corners” to deliver an informative and entertaining podcast with a different (and refreshing) twist on looking at innovative technologies.

Should this podcast exist? 100 times YES!

An ethical question the tech community should be asking more often! So excited about this podcast and the interesting conversations! Couldn't have picked a better host! I look forward to each episode and love the guest stars (Baratunde, Esther Perell.) I wish more people in tech cared more about the consequences of the technologies they are building!

The question of our time!

Finally, a voice that puts technology’s effects on humanity front and center! After a decade-long love affair with Silicon Valley, we’re coming to grips with the other side of the tech coin: a climate warming faster than our best experts predicted; autocracies using our algorithms to turn their countries into AI-powered panopticons; trolls exploiting the openness of our social platforms; children struggling with depression and robots automating what used to be reliable, well-paying manufacturing jobs; and underneath all this a dramatic increase in wealth inequality that leaves millions hopelessly far from access to the American dream, but steeping in an enormous supply of weapons and opioids. This show could not be more timely! The new generation of innovators knows it faces truly hard problems. This is a show for them.

Should This Exist?
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  • Category: Technology
  • Language: English

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