The TED 2016 Experience

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly to SoundCloud, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry and Heather B. morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • Heather is off on vacation this week, so it’s just Terry and me in the studio.
  • Just got back from this year’s annual TED conference. I had the chance to spend some time speaking to legends like Steve Spielberg and more. We discuss, the best TED talks that we should all be looking out for as they release them online, and my experience with some of the coolest technology that will be making its way into our lives very shortly 
  • Apple and Tim Cook are at war with the US government. While it may seem like Apple is just trying to protect its brand (the CIA is calling this an issue of marketing), we should all think (very deeply) about the implications and what this means to all of our privacy. A backdoor isn’t just something for those who have done horrible things, it becomes a Pandora’s Box, and we should all try to educate ourselves about this issue… and what it could mean to our own lives. 
  • App of the week: Vrse. You will need Google Cardboard (or some kind of virtual reality tool to use this). 

Listen here…