May 18 • 46M

36: The Future of Tech (Bonus Episode) | Eron Wolf & Richard Hanania

On post-internet politics, ML-driven advertising, and Big Tech centralization

 
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Eron Wolf is the founder of Yahoo! Games, a WhatsApp seed investor, and the founder and CEO of FUTO, an Austin-based organization dedicated to developing technologies to fight the centralization and consolidation of the tech industry. He and Richard talk about the business model of Big Tech and how machine learning and algorithms can shape human behavior. Eron discusses his plans for FUTO, and how he hopes it will remake the internet. FUTO is hosting a Fellowship program in Austin this summer for programmers, which offers $20,000, housing, incubator space, mentorship, and networking events for those selected.

Listen in podcast form or watch at the YouTube link below:

FUTO.org

FUTO Fellows Program 

@FUTO_Tech on Twitter