Does piracy have a catastrophic effect on how music, movies, and books are distributed?
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
John Aristotle Phillips joins us to discuss how important it is to have detailed voter data in order to run a successful political campaign.
Artificial intelligence is here and changing our daily lives, but should we be concerned about the prospect of a hostile and hyper-intelligent AI?
Phil Haunschild joins us to discuss how blockchain technology could potentially eliminate the governments’ presence in welfare and charity.
Continuing our discussion with John Aristotle Phillips, we discuss how PredictIt may actually inspire more people to seek out the truth in politics.
Video games have extensive compelling narratives that gives the player a degree of agency that is not present in watching movies or reading books.
John Ibbitson joins our show to discuss how around mid-century our population will no longer be growing, but declining.
This week we discuss the implications of law enforecement’s ability to access genetic information from DNA databases like Ancestry and 23&Me.
We don’t know the consequences of the infinite scroll yet, but in order to actually live, it may be wise to be mindful of your screen time.
Neal McCluskey joins us to talk about how our current education system does not effectively use existing technology to help students learn.
Matthew Feeney joins us to discuss how the rapid advancement of drone technology has both promising and threatening applications.
Does Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform, represent the future of the world of betting? Does it serve as a valuable market for knowledge?
A tale of two Chinas, the country leapfrogs the US in tech adoption when activists use blockchain to undermine the “Great Firewall of China”
Mark McDaniel joins us to discuss homemade gun technology in response to a recent court case involving gun ownership activist, Cody Wilson.
Susan Schneider joins the show to challenge our preconceived notions of consciousness and whether machines can achieve it.
If progress had to be invented, then it can be halted too.
This week, we discuss cryptocurrency and security.
Welcome to Building Tomorrow! A new podcast by Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute.