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The Ars Technicast is the official podcast from Ars Technica, where we bring you you the latest in the worlds of computing, technology, science, and everything else in between. Ars publishes original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.

Latest Episodes

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.4: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 4 of 4

Today we’re presenting the fourth and final installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks.The theme of today’s installment: there’s hope. Yes, really! If there’s one thing that any religious, national or political mindset should agree on, it’s that we don't want some maniac wiping us all out. This creates an extreme good-guy-to-bad-guy ratio, which itself could be decisive—even if lone destructive actors become massively empowered.

31 MINJUN 21
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Ars Technicast Experimental #13.4: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 4 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.3: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 3 of 4

Today we’re presenting the third installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks.In this segment, Naval and I move on from yesterday’s topic of AI risk to the dangers inherent in the rise of synthetic biology, or synbio.

32 MINJUN 20
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Ars Technicast Experimental #13.3: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 3 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.2: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 2 of 4

Today we’re presenting the second installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks.Today, we focus on that time-honored Hollywood staple—super AI risk.

39 MINJUN 19
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Ars Technicast Experimental #13.2: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 2 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.1: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 1 of 4

This week’s guest is Naval Ravikant. Naval is a renowned angel investor and entrepreneur.But our topic this week is something quite a bit darker than entrepreneurial finance. Specifically, it’s existential risk. This refers to a set of dangers which might, in a worst-case scenario, imperil humanity’s very existence.

30 MINJUN 18
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Ars Technicast Experimental #13.1: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 1 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #12.3: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 3 of 3

Today we present the third and final installment of my interview with Sarah Parcak, a prominent founding figuring the emerging field of astroarchaeology. Most of today’s installment concerns a crowd-enabled detection project Sarah created with proceeds from the TED Prize. It’s called GlobalXplorer. Partly inspired by Galaxy Zoo, it let armies of “citizen scientists” scan twelve million quadrants of Peruvian satellite imagery for hints of archaeological remains.

33 MIN2018 NOV 3
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Ars Technicast Experimental #12.3: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 3 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #12.2: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 2 of 3

Today we’re presenting the second installment of my interview with Sarah Parcak, a prominent founding figuring the emerging field of astroarchaeology. Sarah’s team may just have pinpointed a long-lost (and eagerly-sought) pharaonic capital. Satellite data helped them establish the Nile’s approximate course during the capital’s heyday—as well as the locations of settlement-friendly highlands.

33 MIN2018 NOV 2
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Ars Technicast Experimental #12.2: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 2 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #12.1: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 1 of 3

This week my guest is Sarah Parcak, a co-founder of the emerging field of astroarchaeology, which enlists satellite imagery to identify ancient, undiscovered sites on our home planet. Sarah’s work in this field won her the 2016 TED prize—which came with a million-dollar check to advance her work.

34 MIN2018 NOV 1
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Ars Technicast Experimental #12.1: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 1 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #11.3: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 3 of 3

Today we present the third and final installment of my interview with Chris Anderson.Today’s episode starts in the greener pastures that Chris’s startup, 3DR, found after Chinese behemoth DJI annihilated its drone manufacturing business. 3DR is now all about construction.We then explore Chris’s nuanced take on China as a competitive force. He’s extremely fair-minded, and even generous toward the company that all but liquidated his startup.

30 MIN2018 OCT 26
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Ars Technicast Experimental #11.3: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 3 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #11.2: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 2 of 3

Today we’re presenting the second installment of my wide-ranging interview with Chris Anderson. He was Wired magazine’s editor-in-chief for twelve years, and then started one of the most influential companies in the brief history of consumer drones: 3D Robotics.Chris all but invented both the term and the concept of open source hardware—and we have a fascinating discussion about it in today’s installment.

27 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Ars Technicast Experimental #11.2: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 2 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #11.1: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 1 of 3

Our guest is Chris Anderson, who was the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine for twelve years—until he did something quite unusual for an editor and started a high-profile, venture-backed startup, 3D Robotics.Chris doesn’t have the background you might expect. For one thing, he dropped or failed out of multiple schools when he was young. For another, he played bass for R.E.M. (and there’s something of a twist to this fact—but you’ll need to hear to our conversation to find out what it is).

27 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Ars Technicast Experimental #11.1: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 1 of 3

Latest Episodes

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.4: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 4 of 4

Today we’re presenting the fourth and final installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks.The theme of today’s installment: there’s hope. Yes, really! If there’s one thing that any religious, national or political mindset should agree on, it’s that we don't want some maniac wiping us all out. This creates an extreme good-guy-to-bad-guy ratio, which itself could be decisive—even if lone destructive actors become massively empowered.

31 MINJUN 21
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Ars Technicast Experimental #13.4: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 4 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.3: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 3 of 4

Today we’re presenting the third installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks.In this segment, Naval and I move on from yesterday’s topic of AI risk to the dangers inherent in the rise of synthetic biology, or synbio.

32 MINJUN 20
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Ars Technicast Experimental #13.3: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 3 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.2: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 2 of 4

Today we’re presenting the second installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks.Today, we focus on that time-honored Hollywood staple—super AI risk.

39 MINJUN 19
Comments
Ars Technicast Experimental #13.2: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 2 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #13.1: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 1 of 4

This week’s guest is Naval Ravikant. Naval is a renowned angel investor and entrepreneur.But our topic this week is something quite a bit darker than entrepreneurial finance. Specifically, it’s existential risk. This refers to a set of dangers which might, in a worst-case scenario, imperil humanity’s very existence.

30 MINJUN 18
Comments
Ars Technicast Experimental #13.1: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 1 of 4

Ars Technicast Experimental #12.3: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 3 of 3

Today we present the third and final installment of my interview with Sarah Parcak, a prominent founding figuring the emerging field of astroarchaeology. Most of today’s installment concerns a crowd-enabled detection project Sarah created with proceeds from the TED Prize. It’s called GlobalXplorer. Partly inspired by Galaxy Zoo, it let armies of “citizen scientists” scan twelve million quadrants of Peruvian satellite imagery for hints of archaeological remains.

33 MIN2018 NOV 3
Comments
Ars Technicast Experimental #12.3: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 3 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #12.2: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 2 of 3

Today we’re presenting the second installment of my interview with Sarah Parcak, a prominent founding figuring the emerging field of astroarchaeology. Sarah’s team may just have pinpointed a long-lost (and eagerly-sought) pharaonic capital. Satellite data helped them establish the Nile’s approximate course during the capital’s heyday—as well as the locations of settlement-friendly highlands.

33 MIN2018 NOV 2
Comments
Ars Technicast Experimental #12.2: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 2 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #12.1: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 1 of 3

This week my guest is Sarah Parcak, a co-founder of the emerging field of astroarchaeology, which enlists satellite imagery to identify ancient, undiscovered sites on our home planet. Sarah’s work in this field won her the 2016 TED prize—which came with a million-dollar check to advance her work.

34 MIN2018 NOV 1
Comments
Ars Technicast Experimental #12.1: Rob Reid and Sarah Parcak, 1 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #11.3: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 3 of 3

Today we present the third and final installment of my interview with Chris Anderson.Today’s episode starts in the greener pastures that Chris’s startup, 3DR, found after Chinese behemoth DJI annihilated its drone manufacturing business. 3DR is now all about construction.We then explore Chris’s nuanced take on China as a competitive force. He’s extremely fair-minded, and even generous toward the company that all but liquidated his startup.

30 MIN2018 OCT 26
Comments
Ars Technicast Experimental #11.3: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 3 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #11.2: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 2 of 3

Today we’re presenting the second installment of my wide-ranging interview with Chris Anderson. He was Wired magazine’s editor-in-chief for twelve years, and then started one of the most influential companies in the brief history of consumer drones: 3D Robotics.Chris all but invented both the term and the concept of open source hardware—and we have a fascinating discussion about it in today’s installment.

27 MIN2018 OCT 25
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Ars Technicast Experimental #11.2: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 2 of 3

Ars Technicast Experimental #11.1: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 1 of 3

Our guest is Chris Anderson, who was the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine for twelve years—until he did something quite unusual for an editor and started a high-profile, venture-backed startup, 3D Robotics.Chris doesn’t have the background you might expect. For one thing, he dropped or failed out of multiple schools when he was young. For another, he played bass for R.E.M. (and there’s something of a twist to this fact—but you’ll need to hear to our conversation to find out what it is).

27 MIN2018 OCT 24
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Ars Technicast Experimental #11.1: Rob Reid and Chris Anderson, 1 of 3

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