"...every physical object around us is being transformed, one way or another, into an information technology..."
Marc Goodman is every bit the straight shooter you'd expect from reading 'Future Crimes' and like the future he describes, he arrives early, in this case to KQED, where we it down for a one-hour conversation. Or so we think. This was one of those chats that concludes as the eternally patient engineer ends up waving to me and pointing to his wrist. We've run well over the hour, over the hour and fifteen minutes, none of which are those allotted to our share of the fame.
It's been more than a decade since I was in the biz but all that vanishes as I start to talk to Goodman about his book. It's not just the computer tech that's handled well here. Goodman is a great writer, and performer. He handles the human tech just as well as the keyboards and all the rest of the damnable tech out there. He knows how to spin a story and he's got the tech of being interviewed honed to what sounds like a science.
While I did want Goodman to tell us some of the stories from the book, i also wanted to tease out some of the bigger themes he covers as well. We talked about the import of the concept of the exponential change and discussed Goodman's vision of Crime, Inc., the idea that rime has become not-so different from other forms of Big Business.
03-14-15 UPDATE:Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 199: Marc Goodman, 'Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It
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Here's the one-hundred ninety-ninth episode of my series of podcasts, which I'm calling Time to Read.
I've been working for more of a live format lately, and to this end in this Time to Read "lightning round," I've included some of the banter beforehand, to give a feel for the atmosphere when we run these little mini-interviews. The bottom line: They're a fun way to finish off the gig.
My hope is that in under four (or maybe twice as many!) minutes I can offer readers a concise review and an opportunity to hear the author read from or speak about the work. I'm hoping to offer a new one every week.
08-21-15: Agony Column Podcast News Report : Senator Claire McCaskill is 'Plenty Ladylike' : Internalizing Determination to Overcome Sexism [Incudes Time to Read EP 211: Claire McCaskill, Plenty Ladylike, plus A 2015 Interview with Senator Claire McCaskill]
Agony Column Podcast News Report : Emily Schultz Unleashes 'The Blondes' : A Cure by Color [Incudes Time to Read EP 210: Emily Schultz, The Blondes, plus A 2015 Interview with Emily Schultz]