Podcast #28 Clive Thompson: Smarter Than You Think

In this episode, we speak with the author and journalist Clive Thompson about his book “Smarter Than You Think: How technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better.”

Clive is a long-time contributing writer for Wired and the New York Times magazine and is considered to be currently one of the most proficient technology writers. He specializes in writing not merely on the inventors of technologies, but about how everyday people use them—often quite unpredictably. In addition to the New York Times Magazine and Wired, he writes for Mother Jones and Smithsonian. He is one of the longest-running bloggers, having launched his science-and-tech blog Collision Detection since 2002.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why technology has made humanity smarter, not dumber
  • The great inflection points that have propelled technology and society forward
  • How you can get the most out of your relationship with digital devices

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Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

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Lawrence Ampofo is a thought leader on the impact of digital technologies on humans and society. Lawrence is a political scientist, strategic communications expert, author, trainer and speaker who focuses on the impact of emerging digital technologies on the geopolitical system and global business.
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