Emerging in Perpetuity Episode 1: Shift.co

Fast forward to 2030 and a podcast series that looks at emerging technology and the implications for society.

EiP Episode 1 – Shift.co

Episode 1 – Intro to Shift

The episode provides a brief introduction to Shift – what it is, how it works, and what types of benefits/costs it may result in, for the two sides it serves (namely, the hourly-wage workers, and the businesses who hire them. Shedding light on the platform would be Giulio Mancini (Jim Mignano), the CEO of Shift, along with Barkley Wesley (Brian Wong), an Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Your host is Mirabelle Baker (Ishita Ghai).  

About the series: New technologies are dramatically changing the way we live, work, play, and even think. While their impacts on users and developers may be immediately felt, we’re only beginning to grasp the consequences for society at large. We’ve got to ask: what does it mean for our analog humanity to thrive in an increasingly digital world? 

Emerging in Perpetuity explores the societal applications, implications, and ethics of emerging technologies. We consider how emerging technologies may serve different stakeholders inequitably and destabilize society. We believe that policy can help right such inequities and that the time to take a stronger policy stance is now, while the analog-digital relationship is still young. 

Our podcast team is a group of doctoral students of Policy Analysis at Pardee RAND Graduate School. We specialize in technology applications and implications. We don’t claim to be experts in designing policy solutions—yet—but offer fresh, diverse perspectives on emerging technology and bring in current findings from our work. We curate the most captivating trends in tech, probing them by extrapolating them 10-15 years into hypothetical but plausible future scenarios. With each episode, we hope to inspire your curiosity and leave you feeling as we do: we need thoughtful policy to make the analog-digital relationship work. 

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