New technology


Jordan Harbinger has discussed various aspects of new technology and its implications in different episodes of his podcast.

  1. Surveillance Technology Misuse: Jordan and Kashmir Hill talk about the misuse of surveillance technology historically and how it is still complex today, especially with devices like Ring doorbells that record audio and video. Hill emphasizes the need for privacy laws and proper use of such technology 1.

  2. Future of Technology: In an episode with Jaron Lanier, they discuss how modern techies are learning from past generations and striving for a positive impact on the world, showing optimism for the future of technology 2.

  3. Technological Progression: With Rob Reid, Jordan highlights the rapid advancement of technology, such as the significant drop in costs and the increased capabilities of devices like genome sequencing and video telephony, stressing how these advancements might sneak up on society 3.

    Surveillance Technology Misuse

    Kashmir discusses historical misuse of surveillance tech, like the FBI's monitoring of Martin Luther King Jr., leading to privacy laws. Jordan and Kashmir explore the legal complexities of audio recording on personal devices like Ring doorbells, highlighting the importance of consent and property rights in surveillance.

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  4. Society and Technology: Peter Diamandis explains that societal evolution lags behind technological advancements, creating a rapid adoption curve for highly beneficial technologies but posing challenges due to regulatory hurdles, as seen with autonomous cars 4.

  5. Innovative Screen Technology: Mary Lou Jepsen discusses a moonshot project at Google involving the development of seamless screen-like walls which could transform both entertainment and communication, showcasing the potential of low-cost, high-volume manufacturing processes 5.

  6. Neurotechnology: Jordan explores the future of remote and neurotechnology in daily life, from facial recognition for payments to early disease detection, and raises concerns about the potential dystopian implications of such advancements, emphasizing the need for mental privacy and local data storage 6.

These discussions highlight both the promising advancements and the significant challenges posed by new technology, emphasizing the need for careful consideration and regulation.