Last week I was a guest on the Singularity.FM podcast with the lovely Nikola Danaylov. Nikola focuses on exponential technology, accelerating change, artificial intelligence, and ethics, and it was great fun to address these in the context of the psychology and culture of the tech industry.

Here are some of the things we chatted about:

  • The relationship between power and empathy
  • The importance of social skills for technologists
  • The idea that emotional intelligence is an ethical act
  • The importance of the mythology that has shaped tech
  • Historical hiring practices and lack of diversity in the industry
  • Workers’ rights and workplace safety in tech
  • Inequality and social unrest
  • The challenges, drawbacks, and joys of social media participation

Give it a watch and a listen and drop a comment below!