Nick Bilton on how technology creatively disrupts society

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by on September 27, 2010 · 1 comment

On the podcast this week, Nick Bilton, Lead Technology Writer for The New York Times Bits blog and a reporter for the paper, discusses his new book, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works.  In the book, Bilton examines how technology is creatively disrupting society, business, and our brains.  On the podcast, he talks about neuroplasticity and reading, a debate with George Packer about Twitter, innovators’ dilemmas in the porn industry, why many CEOs and movie producers bristle at how the future works, and “ricochet working.”  He also discusses effects of combining human curation with computer algorithms, hyperpersonalization, informational veggies, and serendipity.  He concludes with his theory about today’s news (and the reason he doesn’t worry about missing tweets): “If it’s important, it will find me.”

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