TWiT 768: Steer Into the Skid April 27, 2020

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This Week in Tech (Audio) Contact Tracing, Synthetic Biology * Ask a futurist: how do we get from now to the Covid-19 free future? Steer into the slide. * The future of synthetic biology is sticking viruses into our systems as medication * Apple-Google contact tracing vs Palantir: who do you trust? * France bans Amazon from selling non-essential items: should America follow? Should Amazon be doing more with automation? * The best videoconferencing etiquette * Why are people tearing down 5g towers to fight coronavirus? * What new businesses are going to be born out of the Covid-19 crisis? …



Contact Tracing, Synthetic Biology

  • Ask a futurist: how do we get from now to the Covid-19 free future? Steer into the slide.
  • The future of synthetic biology is sticking viruses into our systems as medication
  • Apple-Google contact tracing vs Palantir: who do you trust?
  • France bans Amazon from selling non-essential items: should America follow? Should Amazon be doing more with automation?
  • The best videoconferencing etiquette
  • Why are people tearing down 5g towers to fight coronavirus?
  • What new businesses are going to be born out of the Covid-19 crisis? Automation, synthetic biology, and delivery get a VC boost
  • AI development and Big Tech data gathering is leading us down a dystopian superhighway
  • Is CES gone for good? How long can movie theaters stay closed?
  • Salute to the real heroes - the IT people keeping us all connected in this crisis
  • Distance learning: what is working, what isn't, and what is the future of education?
  • How did Microsoft fumble Cortana? The same way they fumbled Windows Phone
  • Apple hopes to put its own chips in macs
  • Google says AI can design a chip in 6 hours
  • The next world war will be fought in cyberspace
  • Kim Jong Un: Dead or alive? Will North Korea be the next manufacturing hotspot or a radioactive crater?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Iain Thomson

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