Now that Elon Musk has bought Twitter, does this portend the downfall of western civilization? The Internet’s Favourite Dad, Stewart Reynolds, AKA Brittlestar, thinks The Kids Today won’t put up with this shit the way Gen-X and the Boomers do. Want to know more? Listen to the full podcast: From smoke signals to blowing smoke: The wild...
Author - Michael Hainsworth
Michael Hainsworth is a veteran business and technology reporter, and lifelong geek.
Michael has interviewed more than 16,000 guests during his 18 years at Canada’s Business News Network, and as Senior Anchor distilled the day’s most important financial and technology stories into understandable and engaging reports for 2.2 million viewers on the network and the CTV Evening News nation-wide. He spent 11 years in radio and played a central role in 680 News reaching a milestone 1 million listeners.
In 2018 after a successful 30 year career in mainstream media, he launched Futurithmic, an original series with more than 1M views and 48K subscribers on Youtube.
His Geeks & Beats Podcast spanned 8 seasons with more than 1M listens and is looking to replicate that success with this new series.
Hainsworth co-created the world’s first weekly television show dedicated to mobile technology and its impact on society, App Central, seen by more than a million viewers in Canada, Europe and Australia.
When electricity was first invented, Victorians had to learn a lot about it. Blockchain is kind of like that. Eventually we won’t care. But until then, here’s a primer on what you need to know about this world-changing technology from Tracy Leparulo and Amber Healy. Bitcoin, blockchain and the future of money, music and more by Amber...
Star Wars holograms suck. Meet the man who’s Proto technology has been used at concerts and awards shows, is being used by Wall Street schmucks, and may even be used in hospitals by remote doctors. David Nussbaum says the future is only 5 years away. When asked to think about the first hologram they remember seeing, odds are pretty good...
Since Westworld debuted in 1973, we've been promised a world of consequence-free sex with robots. They're still coming, and PhD student Annette Masterson at Temple University has been studying their rise since 2018 and the unusual technologies required to make them happen.
When we were kids, today was the future. Star Trek promised us little glowing rectangles that contained the sum total of humanity's knowledge. Instead, what we got was a device that spies on us every single day.
Weren't we supposed to be jacked into cyberspace, with self-driving cars, and robot butlers by now?
How do we give artists their due, fans what they want, and venues a new way to draw a crowd in the digital age?
Smart Homes are still coming. But the house of the future looks nothing like what we predicted, and today it's pretty dumb. Besides, do you really want a robot butler stomping about the house?
Flying cars are still coming. But there are a few things that need to happen before we all take to the friendly skies. Because, as we know, some people can't handle driving with an X and Y-axis, what makes us think they could handle a Z-axis, too?