Episode 1
Featuring Featuring David Kirkpatrick
Demetri Kofinas speaks with David Kirkpatrick about the most pressing challenges in artificial intelligence, surveillance, and cyber security. They cover blockchain technology, black box algorithms and the future of work. Demetri also asks David Kirkpatrick if we are living in a simulation and if technology can help us live forever.

In this week’s episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with journalist and tech guru David Kirkpatrick. David is the author of “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World," and the founder of Techonomy Media, which produces some of the best conferences at the intersection of technology, business, academia, and government. David is also a contributing editor to Bloomberg Television and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Nothing is off the table in this conversation. In fact, we run the table. In our inaugural episode of Hidden Forces, We take listeners on a whirlwind technological tour of the 21st century. Demetri and David explore some of the most pressing challenges in artificial intelligence, the future of work, the surveillance state, cyber-attacks, blockchain technology, black box algorithms, etc. Demetri also asks David if he thinks we might be living in a simulation. You won’t want to miss that one!

Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas

Editor: Connor Lynch

Engineering: Stylianos Nicolaou

Join the conversation at @hiddenforcespod

David Kirkpatrick is a journalist, author, and founder of Techonomy Media. Its conferences gather leaders to discuss how tech changes everything. In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg made there his notorious remarks about fake news. The recent Techonomy NYC included Chris Hughes, Martin Sorrell, Brad Smith, and Jeffrey Sachs. Kirkpatrick’s book “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World” is in 32 languages. He recently wrote an extensive article about what went wrong at Facebook for Time Magazine entitled The Facebook Defect. He spent 25 years at Fortune Magazine, and is a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.



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