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    Technology and Choice #19 Balancing Trust and Trustlessness

    April 19th, 2017 by fergish

    In wrapping up my discussion of Tezos with CTO Arthur Breitman, the theme of "Trust: where and how much to bestow it" is central enough to make it the theme of the episode, though we cover a lot of other aspects of Tezos and blockchain tech in general with a bit more technical depth than the last episode.

    Music

    Bumper music: Rocket Power by Kevin MacLeod.

    Links

    Tezos site

    [Other interviews with Arthur](https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=t...

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    Technology and Choice #18 Tezos and Scalable Decentralized Governance

    April 11th, 2017 by fergish

    Governance - the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something -- Merriam-Webster.com

    Those wary of the complexity, inequities and corruption of govern-ment tend to also be wary of the idea of govern-ance. But there's no way around it: Governance (by the above definition) happens one way or the other, because otherwise stuff just happens. Not an optimum scene, for sure.

    Arthur Breitman, CTO and lead developer of Tezos, started thinking about...

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    Technology and Choice #17 Decentralization and Agronomy

    April 5th, 2017 by fergish

    In this Episode

    Agronomy is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation. -- Wikipedia

    Co-host Michael Bright and I present the third in the Hemp Corner series. Those used to hearing mostly about internet and cryptocurrency tech may wonder why we're exploring such a mundane and seemingly distant subject of agriculture.

    As this series goes forward, we will definitely be exploring the direct interfaces between internet te...

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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #36, Nick Lambert, MaidSafe Update

    March 23rd, 2017 by fergish

    In This Episode

    Nick Lambert joins us with an update on development progress and the milestones recently passed, and expectations for the near future, as well as MaidSafe activities around the world.

    Music

    Music for this episode: SAFE Crossroads Beta and Arrival are original pieces composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes

    Links

    MaidSafe company site

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    Technology and Choice #16 Will Work for Hemp

    March 21st, 2017 by fergish

    In this Episode

    This is the second of what we're calling The Hemp Corner of Technology & Choice. After doing a high-altitude overview of hemp and cannabis in the first Hemp Corner, we thought it would be a good idea to work at straightening out all the scrambled thinking about cannabis and hemp that has been brought about by nearly eight decades of prohibition and contradictory propaganda.

    To do that we called in the big guns. Joy Beckerman-Maher is a 25 year veteran of laboring for ...

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    Technology and Choice #15 Ryan X. Charles, Working to Give You Yours

    March 14th, 2017 by fergish

    In this Episode

    The hope of Bitcoin enabling fast, frictionless micropayments is one of the promises of the technology that has excited us all. But it's been a long time coming and, especially in Bitcoin, it has seemed a long way off.

    Enter Ryan X. Charles and "Yours." Yours is a social media platform that will enable true micropayments that can get everyone that contributes value to the platform to get paid, proportional to the value given. Not a new idea, but Yours is about to prov...

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    Technology and Choice #14 LBRY

    March 6th, 2017 by fergish

    In this Episode

    Recently caught up to Jeremy Kauffman, Founder and CEO of LBRY, a protocol and platform for sharing digital content, with incentives for all.

    The first part of the show is a replay of an earlier interview form July 2016, because it's hard to improve on for a clear idea of how LBRY is supposed to work.

    The last part is the recent interview, where we catch up on how things are going, some of the bumps in the road since July, and projections for the future.

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    Technology and Choice #13 The Tech of Hemp, Our Estranged Intimate

    February 14th, 2017 by fergish

    An "Intimate" is someone or something that is not quite Self, but does not have the feel of Other.

    In this Episode

    We're very, very jazzed to be introducing a new series within the Technology and Choice podcast, dedicated to the technology and choices of Cannabis, a plant species which encompasses so very much more than just its psychoactive variety, marijuana.

    Co-Host Michael Bright of The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine joins John for this periodic series, to assist in exposing the in...

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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #35, Viv Rajkumar, CTO MaidSafe

    February 2nd, 2017 by fergish

    In This Episode

    Viv Rajkumar is CTO of MaidSafe in Troon, Scotland.

    We go into depth about the development process in general, the development experience at MaidSafe, and then catch up on what's been going on with the forward motion of SAFE Network development.

    There's quite a lot here, but very accessible.

    One thing discussed is the new test net in which community members are back to testing vaults at home, as well as user side experiment. This test network went live between t...

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    Technology and Choice #12, Influence Says It All

    January 16th, 2017 by fergish

    In this Episode

    What is the most basic action in the universe? Influence.

    Technology is all about better directing influence, whether it be influence on the environment, the materials at hand, electronics, software, or people. And there is a lot of technology on the nature of influence and persuasion amongst people.

    In this episode, we look at how influence is the most fundamental action of life, and why it's a good idea to not be ignorant of the technologies of personal and socia...

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