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May 17, 2023

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Do we get to choose the outcomes of our Technology?

Joining the podcast today is Simon Johnson, former Chief Economist at the IMF and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT. He recently co-authored Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity. A book that explores the history and economics of major technology developments. Simon shares his valuable advice on how the next generation can redirect technology away from Vision Oliigarchs in a Bottoms Up Fashion.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:58 Technology Consequences
7:43 Coordination & Web3
13:06 Are we on the Right Track?
19:46 The Role of Decentralization
30:39 Advice for the Next Generation
37:18 Top Down vs. Bottomps Up
43:06 Closing Thoughts


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Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity 

Music by WABI SABI - snowflake -  

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