Tim Wu hosts a new podcast

Slate is hosting a new podcast by Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. (He coined the phrase “net neutrality”. His thesis is that information industries naturally move from open to closed models as they mature — at the expense of the consumer.) His podcast is called Stranger Than Fiction and is available on Slate. I found it on tunein:rps201305u22_193841

Law professor and author Tim Wu talks to leading science fiction writers about whether we're already living in the future.

Recent guests:

  • Alastair Reynolds
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Neal Stephenson

Since age 14, I’ve had little interest in science fiction, but these interviews reveal fascinating ideas about SETI, communication across vast distances (how about using neutrinos rather than electromagnetic waves?), privacy, and intellectual property issues today.

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