The Cohere Podcast: Episode 1 – Exponential Technologies and Online Communities with Kent Langley, CSO of OpenExO

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Cohere Podcast! I’m very excited to bring you this discussion about the effects of exponential technologies with my good friend Kent Langley, CSO of OpenExO.

Broadband and wireless Internet connectivity are now commonplace in the developed world, but this wasn’t always the case. At the beginning of the 21st century, just over 300 million people (roughly 5% of the globe )had Internet access. The number of participants, and the type of participation has evolved rapidly over the last 20 years.

In today’s episode, OpenExO’s Chief Science Officer Kent Langley and I discuss this evolution in three eras:
1. The Dawn of the Internet & PCs,
2. The Introduction of the Web 2.0 & Mobile,
3. The Rise of Exponential Technologies – the Exponential Now.

We explore what each of previous eras looked like, and what we can expect from the global human network as we move forward.

The Cohere Podcast: Episode 1 – Kent Langley

Overview
In this episode, Kent Langley and I discuss:

  • When the commercial internet gained mass adoption- 7:00
  • Evolution of web technology and community platforms – 14:52
  • Understanding exponential technologies and the concept of exponential organizations – 18:53
  • The role AI (and related technologies) will play in the global human network – 26:19

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Guest Bio
Kent Langley is a leader and technology visionary with a background in Technology Operations, Cloud Computing, AI, Exponential Organizations, Data Science, and Blockchain. He works on projects that educate, feed, clothe, and empower people as the co-founder of OpenExO Inc., and as a six-year faculty member at Singularity University. 

To find Kent on the web, visit his website KentLangley.com and follow him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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