The Next Billion Seconds
I appeared on my old friend Mark Pesce’s popular Australian podcast on technology and the future. Here is what Mark had to say about “our wide-ranging conversation about faith, reason, utopia, and why we seem to make the same mistakes over and over again”:
The ‘Next Big Thing’ always promises to be the cure for all our ails – but inevitably the high promises tarnish and all our best efforts fall back to earth. For as long as we’ve had technology, we’ve believed in its capacity to craft a perfect world – even though we ourselves are far from perfect.
Author and philosopher Erik Davis has spent twenty years dissecting our attitudes toward technology, utopia and belief – and writes about a future where we ‘wise up’ enough to understand the human value of our imperfections.