EP 227 From Gutenberg to Google: A History of the Future

We hear it all the time.  The disruption of this digital age is the greatest in history.  And, perhaps, we take comfort in knowing that the obstacles we face are not of our own making.  Tom Wheeler, of the Brookings Institution, and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, argues through the lens of history that previous eras of change, based on new communications networks, have been even more disruptive to the established order. We are on the threshold of even more convulsive change as this is the beginning of the process and we must manage the transition in a smart way in order to harness it for good. His book is the title of this podcast and he offers some of the most compelling thinking and clear eyed assessments of these times that you will hear on any podcast.  It’s as if you are attending a seminar on your future