Automation And The Future Of Jobs

Logo for HumanTech podcastAre you an information worker?  Or maybe you are a professional, like a lawyer or a doctor? Do you think your job is safe from automation? You may not be as safe as you think. In this podcast episode we talk about automation and the future of jobs.


HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

The Fascination Of Live Video

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Now anyone anywhere can create and stream live video. Have you spent any time at the Facebook Live Video Map? It’s fascinating and addictive. We explore why that is in this podcast episode.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

The Need To Belong

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If people don’t get enough social interaction they can literally die. In this HumanTech podcast episode we explore the powerful drive we all have — the need to belong.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

The Transience Of Snapchat

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Now that we can store an enormous amount of data in a really small space, why is it that we have become enamored with technology that is temporary and we don’t need to store at all? In this HumanTech podcast episode we explore the power of transient apps and technology, like Snapchat.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

Do We Know What We Are Doing With The Internet Of Things?

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This is our first episode we recorded for the HumanTech podcast. It’s about the confusion we seem to have about how to design products that communicate on their own — the internet of things.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

Will We Trust Driverless Cars?

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What will it take for humans to be willing to give up control of the wheel? In this HumanTech podcast episode we talk about how the interaction design of a driverless car affects whether or not we trust the car’s decisions.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

Your Brain On Stories

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Why does a good story grab us?  In this HumanTech podcast episode we talk about what happens in your brain when you hear a story, why stories are powerful, and which aspects of stories are the most effective if you want to grab and hold attention, and get people to react and engage.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

The Science of Listening

Logo for HumanTech podcastHow well do we listen? What’s the science behind listening? Can you learn to be a better listener? Find out on this podcast episode on the Science of Listening.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

A Hysterical Historical Revue of Human Computer Interaction

Logo for HumanTech podcastIn this HumanTech podcast episode Susan takes us deep into the history of human computer interactions and the early days of computers.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.

The Brain’s Bonding Chemical: Oxytocin

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What makes you feel connected to another person, a team, or even a pet? It’s oxytocin. In this HumanTech podcast episode we talk about the amazing brain chemical that makes you feel loving towards whatever you are with when it gets released.

HumanTech is a podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology. Your hosts Guthrie and Dr. Susan Weinschenk explore how behavioral and brain science affects our technologies and how technologies affect our brains.

You can subscribe to the HumanTech podcast through iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts.