Ralph talks to author Doug Hill, author of Not So Fast: Thinking Twice About Technology about, among other things, whether people like Elon Musk and Mark Andreeson actually believe in their grand techno-visions or are just seeking publicity for their businesses. Plus, Ralph breaks down the second Presidential debate, and we discuss the Wikileaks revelations of Hillary Clinton’s closed door speeches to corporate America.
Doug Hill is a journalist and independent scholar who has written about a variety of subjects. His 1985 book Saturday Night written with Jeff Weingrad was the definitive backstage history of that iconic television show ten years in. For more than twenty years, Mr. Hill has studied the history and philosophy of technology. He posts essays on issues concerning technology as they arise in current events or in his ongoing studies at the blogspot “The Question Concerning Technology.” His latest book on that subject is entitled, Not So Fast: Thinking Twice About Technology.