Productivity & Creativity

Podcast #28 Clive Thompson: Smarter Than You Think

By 10th February 2016 October 13th, 2016 No Comments

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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Lawrence Ampofo

Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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