Engadget Podcast: Breaking down the “Techno-Optimist Manifesto” with Paris Marx

It looks as if Marc Andreessen had numerous free time this week, because the VC wrapped up his whole pro-tech worldview in an enormous tome, the Techno-Optimist Manifesto. Andreessen claims “know-how is the glory of human ambition and achievement, the spearhead of progress, and the conclusion of our potential,” and he goes on to vilify anybody who dares to step in the way in which of “progress.” To interrupt down this doc, we’re joined by tech critic Paris Marx, host of the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast, and the writer of the Disconnect newsletter, in addition to the guide Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About the Future of Transportation.

Additionally, Deputy Editor Nathan Ingraham discusses why he loves Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation 5, and we attempt to make sense of Apple’s new $79 Pencil.

Pay attention beneath or subscribe in your podcast app of selection. If you happen to’ve received options or subjects you want coated on the present, make sure you email us or drop a be aware within the feedback! And make sure you try our different podcast, Engadget News!



  • Nate Ingraham’s Spider-Man 2 assessment: The uncommon recreation that’s each larger and higher – 0:55

  • We break down Mark Andreessen’s dangerously optimistic manifesto on AI – 11:39

  • Microsoft now formally owns Activision/Blizzard – 35:44

  • X (fka Twitter) checks $1 “Not a bot” program for brand spanking new customers – 38:53

  • There’s a brand new, cheaper Apple Pencil with USB-C however what era is it? – 41:03

  • YouTube debuts ‘information hub’ to direct customers to dependable sources – 46:46

  • Engaged on – 51:20

  • Popular culture picks – 52:20

Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Nathan Ingraham
Visitor: Paris Marx
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien

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