2038: An Intelligencer Podcast
This podcast explores eight different visions of how we can expect to live in two decades. Each episode explores subject areas from business to technology to politics to climate science and beyond.
My favorite episode is Episode Three, which explores the Internet of Things(IoT) with Paul Ford. Below is a little snip to give you a taste. Enjoy!
“In the year 2038, computers won’t matter any more, that’s because they’ll be everywhere — small and cheap embedded in everything. And all the little rituals I do to get through my day will be unnecessary — like swiping a MetroCard or buzzing into the office. I might still use a desktop computer, but mostly I’ll ask my earbuds to play music, and those earbuds will also serve as a wallet. Or maybe I like carrying a wallet, that’s fine, too — it’ll have a little screen on it. My shoes will talk to my earbuds and the song will speed up if I walk faster. I’ll be just a little walking cloud platform with lots of hard drive space, all talking to the internet.”