The Future STIR Podcast

The Future STIR Podcast
A podcast about “the future of everything”…

The Future of the American Dream: Part II (EP038)
May 5, 2017 • 39 min
The American Dream of our children and grandchildren…and how to raise imaginative kids. PLUS: Google launches new AI capabilities to keep advertisers from being paired with offensive content, and “What the Heck is That!?!” - DDoS attacks
The Future of The American Dream: Part 1 (EP037)
Apr 28, 2017 • 32 min
Part 1 of our Interview with Brian David Johnson, PLUS: A skyscraper suspended from an asteroid and a new segment called “What the Heck is That?!?!” giving a simple explanation of Net Neutrality.
Part II - The Motor City Rocks a Different Kind of Fender (EP036)
Apr 2, 2017 • 39 min
How School of Rock shapes the lives of students & teachers and is paving the way for the future of rock. PLUS: Levi’s debuts interactive clothing at SXSW and VR and mixed reality in the classroom.
Part I: The Motor City Rocks a Different Kind of Fender (EP035)
Mar 23, 2017 • 36 min
Part I of our Interview with School of Rock Rochester, PLUS: Get Z Prefers Chilling Online and Foursquare Brings Retailers Powerful Foot Traffic Analytics
Quick Hits BONANZA! - Round 3 (EP034)
Mar 17, 2017 • 27 min
Jay Z “Arrives”, will iPhone 8 have AR?, the SNAP IPO and Norway takes on the trolls.
Minimalism to the Max (EP033)
Mar 11, 2017 • 44 min
The minimalist lifestyle and why it’s gaining traction in our culture. PLUS: Temporary tattoos that make you a human wearable, and Disney Research creates a room with “safe, ubiquitous wireless charging”. We’re skeptical. ;)
The Trouble with Trolls (EP032)
Feb 24, 2017 • 44 min
Will trolls sink the internet? PLUS: A hotel in Dubai that gives every room control over the view…and Nike uses Twitter to promote female athletes in the Middle East.
The Future of Intelligence: Part II of Our Interview with Lenny Murphy (EP031)
Feb 17, 2017 • 39 min
Technology that will shape society and consumer intelligence. PLUS: The technologies that will power 2050 are largely already here…and our first contribution to the looming buzz about the 10th anniversary iPhone 8.
The Future of Intelligence: Part I of our interview with Lenny Murphy (EP030)
Feb 10, 2017 • 31 min
The future of consumer intelligence with Lenny Murphy, Executive Editor of GreenBook media and Senior Partner, Gen2Advisors. PLUS: Is the #hashtag, Facebook and Twitter in decline among advertisers and Cards Against Humanity’s guerrilla Super Bowl ad of a
Retail: Death Spiral or Renaissance (EP029)
Feb 3, 2017 • 38 min
Is retail spiraling out of control…or is it on the verge of a rebirth? PLUS: Humanity’s odds in a zombie apocalypse are pathetic, and Ben professes mad love for McDonalds and their distribution of 10,000 bottles of their secret sauce.
Working Hard…and Hardly Working (EP028)
Jan 27, 2017 • 37 min
The bold new world of work/life integration. PLUS: Amazon’s drones go LEGO and Tim Ferris’ new book to help us become Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.
Future or Faux Pas: CES 2017 Edition (EP027)
Jan 19, 2017 • 44 min
What CES 2017 tells us about the future. PLUS: A woman builds a house with her 4 kids armed with YouTube videos…and John Harwood’s Twitter poll shows America’s trust of the establishment has hit new lows.
Looking Back…and Moving Forward (EP026)
Jan 6, 2017 • 44 min
Looking back at trends we discussed in 2016 and discussing how these trends will evolve in 2017. PLUS: A creepy holographic Japanese female AI assistant and a first report on wearables in the Heist family.
Under the Influence (EP025)
Dec 16, 2016 • 43 min
The brave new world of online influencers…PLUS: A journal that tracks your moods based on your voice, and AI that generates awkward holiday songs
Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber (EP024)
Dec 9, 2016 • 40 min
Is Facebook helping us create an information echo chamber…and what you can do about it. PLUS: VR that lets you taste & chew. Apple’s getting serious about autonomous vehicles.
Selfie-Centered (EP023)
Dec 2, 2016 • 43 min
Selfies, Millennials and Culture. PLUS: Barbie now reflects “real women” and Media trust reaches an all-time low
Pause Your Life (EP022)
Nov 24, 2016 • 61 min
Finding your center in an accelerating world: A conversation with Chris and Malar Curran. PLUS: Richard Branson unveils the rightful heir to the Concorde and Apple is working on the rightful heir of Google Glass.
The Trump/Sanders Effect REBOOTED (EP021)
Nov 18, 2016 • 42 min
How the zeitgeist of a nation created one of the greatest political upsets in US history.
Culture and Conspiracy Theories (EP020)
Nov 11, 2016 • 42 min
What makes conspiracy theories so popular in our culture? PLUS: Audiophile Listening Clubs in London and Amazon Rapids: An App That “Texts” Stories to Young Readers
The Shrinking, Accelerating World (EP019)
Nov 4, 2016 • 49 min
Why the world seems smaller and the pace of life faster. Plus: It will be 170 years before men and women reach pay equality…and Kobi: the Roomba for your yard.
Quick Hits BONANZA! Round 2 (EP018)
Oct 28, 2016 • 29 min
Esports, Drone Racing, Male Privilege, Creepy Facebook and Creepy Clowns, OH MY!!
The A.R.T of Tattoo Education (EP017)
Oct 22, 2016 • 55 min
Our interview with Paul-Anthony Surdi, CEO of the Academy of Responsible Tattooing, PLUS: Facebook goes VR and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 #FAIL
FutureShop (EP016)
Oct 14, 2016 • 29 min
Part II of our Interview with Hongwei Liu, CEO of Mappedin, PLUS: The future of creepy 80’s toys and cow flatulence in California
Navigating the Great Indoors (EP015)
Oct 7, 2016 • 43 min
Part 1 of our interview with Hongwei Liu, CEO of MappedIn, PLUS Greg’s Bitmoji fever and the new Snapchat Spectacles
Death, Disrupted. (EP014)
Sep 30, 2016 • 42 min
Controlling AI with our brains, Promobot gets arrested and disrupting death with life extension technologies.
Future or Faux Pas? (EP013)
Sep 23, 2016 • 39 min
Our first look behind the hype to find glimpses into the future or gaffes of epic proportions.
Gen WE Rising: Part 2 (EP012)
Sep 16, 2016 • 36 min
An Apple Watch of a different kind. Robots scared of movie trailers. The conclusion of our interview with Mary Meehan, co-founder and CEO of Panoramix Global
Gen WE Rising: Part I (EP011)
Sep 8, 2016 • 36 min
How the youngest generation will change everything. Part I of The Future STIR interview with Mary Meehan, co-founder and CEO of Panoramix Global
The Future of Privacy (EP010)
Sep 2, 2016 • 39 min
Sexism at the Rio Olympics. Will Russia make “Beam me up, Scotty” a reality? Is privacy on the verge of extinction?
Quick Hits BONANZA! (EP009)
Aug 26, 2016 • 29 min
Snapchat Stories, Amazon Drone Perches, Tesla’s Astronomical Growth Forecast…and more on Pokemon GO!
The Trump/Sanders Effect (EP008)
Aug 19, 2016 • 37 min
Zika, Doping & The Olympics, A Robot That Escapes (Twice!), and What’s Behind the Rise of Trump & Sanders
Ari’s Crystal Ball (EP007)
Aug 12, 2016 • 33 min
Pokemon GO, Granny Passes out with Oculus VR and Part II of our Interview with Ari Popper
Retail Reconstruction (EP006)
Aug 5, 2016 • 46 min
When was the last time you got excited to go to shopping? How often do you shop online? The thrill of buying a week’s worth of groceries, brand-new Nikes, and tonight’s takeout all from the comfort of your couch is- let’s face it- normal these days….
The Business of the Future (EP005)
Jul 29, 2016 • 49 min
Part I of an Interview with Ari Popper of SciFutures
It’s Hip to be Analog (EP004)
Jul 22, 2016 • 39 min
Is it time to leave digital in the dust? These days, it’s hip to be analog! Vinyl records and Polaroid photos are back on the scene, leaving everybody asking one question: what’s so cool about analog in the digital age? In this week’s episode of The…
Virtual Voyeurism (EP003)
Jul 15, 2016 • 36 min
It seems like everybody these days is on their own video voyage, from your average ”bro” to Pope Francis himself. But how is this “virtual voyeurism” shaping the way we meet, interact, and market through media? Ben and Greg define this…
Humans 2.0: Why Immunization is the Wrong Conversation (EP002)
Jun 29, 2016 • 38 min
Welcome back to the STIR! How do you express yourself? Image is an integral part of the way we live and work, especially in business and in the market of technology. From the 140 characters we live by on social media, to the impressions of…
Drones: From Destruction to Delivery (EP001)
Jun 28, 2016 • 28 min
Ever wonder what it would be like to have groceries delivered to your door in minutes? To hover around the city with ease, or experience an entirely new reality without leaving the comfort of your couch? This week’s episode is all about drones,…