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Tech Today and Tomorrow: The Communities of the Future

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Episode 281
December 24, 2021
00:55:55
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Hosted by Dave Levine

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Listen to Esther Dyson and Dave’s conversation about the post-COVID landscape and its impact on communities.

We can all see the disruption and tragedy that COVID has brought to our lives since 2020…but what about the good it has brought?  Esther Dyson, an economics innovation expert and the executive founder of the nonprofit Wellville, talks with Dave about the good.  Dyson’s work focuses on advising local leaders to think long term about the community they want to be and then to become the best version of themselves. Dyson is one of the world’s leading thought-leaders on the role of technology in society. As well as a philanthropist and investor, Dyson brings a lifetime of experience around (real and imagined) “disruptive” technology to the interview. In this in-depth discussion, Dyson and Dave also chat about technology privacy, education around these complex issues, and how collectively, we can help make our corner of the world a better place.

“People who came together to fight with COVID, are now coming together to provide child care, to bring meals to kids who can’t go to school and were relying on the daily lunch at school for a lot of the nutrition. So it’s brought huge devastation and it’s been a tragedy for so many people and it’s been a huge blow to mental health, but at the same time, some of this disruption is really positive.” – Esther Dyson

“If you tell someone, “Oh my gosh, your hair is so great, I love your haircut!’ Their immediate reaction is not ‘Oh how nice!’ it’s ‘Oh my gosh, I must have looked awful before.’ That reaction is part of why people resist change. . . . Because they have to acknowledge that what they did was not good enough.” – Esther Dyson

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley, writer

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ABOUT THE GUEST

Esther Dyson

Venture Capitalist, Economics Innovation Expert and Founder of the nonprofit Wellville
Esther Dyson is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and economics innovation expert.  She is the executive founder of Wellville, a nonprofit focused on demonstrating the value of long-term investment in health and equity.  She is dedicated to exploring, writing about, and investing in new space, health, and IT start-ups and technologies.
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DAVID LEVINE

Dave Levine is the founder and host of Hearsay Culture. He is a Professor at Elon University School of Law and an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society (Stanford Law School). From 2014-2017, he was a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is also the co-author of Information Law, Governance, and Cybersecurity (West 2019). A regular contributor to Slate, Dave has been published in leading newspapers, websites, and academic journals in the US and EU.

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