I do speak at a variety of conferences on many topics, mostly about the future of technology or
the issues at the EFF.
My most popular topic today is the future of self-driving cars.
Forbes Magazine called my session on that at the New York 2009 Singularity
Summit the crowd favorite.
Even on serious topics, my talks are usually funny.
|Venue in Beijing for Baidu's BIG TALK: The Forbidden City|
For my major recent talks I have a talk catalog with details.
I also have a list of endorsements from organizers of previous events I have spoken at.
My top topics and best talks are about:
- The coming of robot cars and their impact on society
- Hot computing topics: The internet's secret sauce; abundance of bandwidth; VR/AR; the reality of the
"internet of things" and snippets on other topics below.
- Bitcoin and the future of money
- Privacy in the future, The NSA and the Snowden disclosures
- Copyright and the creative economy -- how people can make money from
creative work in the post-scarcity world.
In addition I can cover a number of other interesting topics, including:
- Free Speech and the PATRIOT Act
- The dark side of Web 2.0/cloud computing, social networks, data portability
and single sign-on.
- Singularity topics: Nanotechnology, AI, Patternism (copyable people and AIs) or
"Would you let Mr. Scott beam you up in the Transporter?"
- Internet governance and domain names
- How to organize operating systems
- Instant Messaging, Presence and Voice over IP
- CALEA, Universal Service Fund, e911 and Network Neutrality
- "They're coming for your computer" -- a general talk on digital freedom
- Electronic publishing, e-books and science fiction publishing
- The automation of good and evil
- History of the internet, USENET and dot-coms
I'm asked to speak on these topics in part because of my
because of my history with comedy. I usually get the audience laughing unless it's
one of the scary talks. Sometimes even then.
Contact me for terms and speaking fees. Fees depend on distance and schedule elements.
I regret that I do this enough that I rarely do events for free or low cost.