The World Game

Bruno Macaes

Technology is the set of rules that now governs global shifts. The task for builders and technologists is to discover all possibilities contained therein.

The Silicon in Silicon Valley, Again

Dan Wang

Software is fashionable, but we need more than software to reshape our physical world. To build more, we have to prize manufacturing as more meaningful work.

Semiconductor Shortage and the Global Supply Chain Squeeze

Frank Chen and Zoran Basich

Frank Chen of a16z covers the bigger picture of the chip shortage that has led to stalled production for major U.S. automakers.

Anatomy of a Hack: SolarWinds and Ripples Beyond

Steven Adair, Joel de la Garza, and Sonal Chokshi

The ripple effects of the SolarWinds hack, one of the largest publicly known hacks of all time, are only now starting to be felt.

Textiles as Tech, Science, Math, Culture, or Civilization

Virginia Postrel and Sonal Chokshi

The story of textiles — and of technology — is a universally human story, woven from countless threads and wires.

Section 230, Content Moderation, Free Speech, the Internet

Mike Masnick and Sonal Chokshi

This episode covers the tricky but important topic of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

The Environment, Capitalism, Technology

Andrew McAfee, Marc Andreessen, and Sonal Chokshi

A different perspective on taking care of our planet... and also ensuring human progress through the spread of human capital and technology.

Adjusting to Trade … and Innovation

Russ Roberts, Noah Smith, and Sonal Chokshi

Why is the topic of trade so hard? A big part of it has to do with not seeing the human side of trade, let alone the big picture across time and place.

The Golden Era of Productivity, Retail, and Supply Chains

Marc Levinson, Hanne Winarsky, and Sonal Chokshi

How are supply chains changing? How does all this affect the way we work? And what can — or can't — policymakers do about it?

All About Microservices

Adrian Cockcroft, Frank Chen, and Martin Casado

How do the trends of microservices, containers, devops, cloud, as-a-service/ on-demand, serverless, etc., change the future of computing and even work?