The Futurized podcast goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Futurist Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur, interviews smart people with a soul. Every week, founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders come on the show to discuss the societal impact of deep tech (e.g. AI, blockchain, IoT, CRISPR, nanotech, 3D printing, quantum, robotics) and the emerging future of work, markets, business and society.
Tuesday May 30, 2023
Tuesday May 30, 2023
Tuesday May 30, 2023
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, host Trond Arne Undheim interviews Taimur Ahmad, a Stanford graduate student focusing on policy and energy systems, and author of the Fictitious Capital newsletter. They discuss how the global paradigm of continuous progress and development is under threat and faces multiple, vastly misunderstood risks. Concurrently, there is heightened political polarization and a breakdown in constructive discourse. One of the reasons for this is the perpetuation of myths about how the global system works, resulting in a lot of “fictitious capital” atop which our civilization rests. Therefore, the only way to actively build a better future is to go beyond mainstream narratives and understand the base layer of our global system.
Futurized goes beneath the trends to track the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics and the environment.
I’m your host, Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, scholar, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur. I am a Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy at Stanford University. Join me as I discuss the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, nanotech, quantum, robotics, and synthetic biology, and tackle topics such as entrepreneurship, trends, or the future of work. On the show, I interview smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives, and other thought leaders, or even the occasional celebrity.
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I am the co-author of Augmented Lean: A human-centric framework for managing frontline operations, and the author of Health Tech: Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset, Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive industry Trends, Pandemic Aftermath: how Coronavirus changes Global Society and Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure, and of Leadership From Below: How the Internet Generation Redefines the Workplace. For an overview, go to Trond's Books at Trondundheim.com/books
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