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03-14-15: A 2015 Interview with Marc Goodman

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"...every physical object around us is being transformed, one way or another, into an information technology..."
—Marc Goodman

Marc Goodman is every bit the straight shooter you'd expect from reading 'Future Crimes' and like the future he describes, he arrives early, in this case to KQED, where we it down for a one-hour conversation. Or so we think. This was one of those chats that concludes as the eternally patient engineer ends up waving to me and pointing to his wrist. We've run well over the hour, over the hour and fifteen minutes, none of which are those allotted to our share of the fame.

It's been more than a decade since I was in the biz but all that vanishes as I start to talk to Goodman about his book. It's not just the computer tech that's handled well here. Goodman is a great writer, and performer. He handles the human tech just as well as the keyboards and all the rest of the damnable tech out there. He knows how to spin a story and he's got the tech of being interviewed honed to what sounds like a science.

While I did want Goodman to tell us some of the stories from the book, i also wanted to tease out some of the bigger themes he covers as well. We talked about the import of the concept of the exponential change and discussed Goodman's vision of Crime, Inc., the idea that rime has become not-so different from other forms of Big Business.

For the two of us, the future of one hour rushed past like lightning, and we ended up talking about some of the solutions that Goodman sees in the lightning round. I snipped the clip and added it to the longer interview to ensure that all listeners heard it. You can make an hour pass like lightning by following this link to the MP3 audio file of our conversation.




03-14-15 UPDATE: Podcast Update: Time to Read Episode 199: Marc Goodman, 'Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It '

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Here's the one-hundred ninety-ninth episode of my series of podcasts, which I'm calling Time to Read.

I've been working for more of a live format lately, and to this end in this Time to Read "lightning round," I've included some of the banter beforehand, to give a feel for the atmosphere when we run these little mini-interviews. The bottom line: They're a fun way to finish off the gig.

The podcasts/radio broadcasts will be of books worth your valuable reading time. I'll try to keep the reports under four minutes, for a radio-friendly format. If you want to run them on your show or podcast, let me know.

My hope is that in under four (or maybe twice as many!) minutes I can offer readers a concise review and an opportunity to hear the author read from or speak about the work. I'm hoping to offer a new one every week.

The one-hundred ninety-ninth episode is a look at Marc Goodman and 'Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It .'

Here's a link to the MP3 audio file of Time to Read, Episode 199: Marc Goodman, 'Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It '.



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