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The Convo with Evan Dashevsky of PC Magazine

The Convo is a interview series hosted by PC Magazine features editor Evan Dashevsky (@haldash; facebook.com/EvanDashevskyStuff). We invite the most interesting thinkers and doers in science, technology, and geekdom to talk about the big trends affecting the world. Past guests have included astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, video game pioneer Richard Garriott, NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman, World War Z author Max Brooks, former astronaut Mike Massimino, Mr. Robot writer/producer Kor Adana, and adult video entrepreneur Joanna Angel, just to name a few. Each episode streams live on PCMag's Facebook page where live viewers can ask questions to guests in the comments. Episodes can also be viewed on our YouTube page or downloaded for free as a podcast (available on iTunes or wherever fine podcasts are sold).
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Mar 31, 2017

We spoke with ExtremeTech editor-in-chief Jamie Lendino about his new book: _Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation_, which details the rise, impact, and fall of Atari 8-bit computers. Atari computers weren't the first home PCs nor were they necessarily the best of the time, but they were without-a-doubt one of the most important.

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Mar 24, 2017

Skynet Is Actually Real (But Hopefully Won't Try to Destroy Us)

In this episode of The Convo, we speak with Dr. Colin Parris, VP of General Electric's software research division. We talk about the cutting edge of AI, the invisible force that literally keeps civilization running. New "digital twin" technologies show how advanced AI is even developing what could be described as "an imagination." We talk about how society should prepare for a new world in which machines take on more and more responsibilities. Get ready, humans.

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Mar 6, 2017

We talked with Kor Adana, one of the writers on the show _Mr. Robot_, who helps give the show some technological realism. Kor's real life actually somewhat mirrors the show's fictional protagonist, Elliot. He was a teenage hacker who got in trouble with the law and became a white hat for hire before becoming a writer.

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