Things Have Changed

Things Have Changed

Hey, we're Things Have Changed. We unpack stories about technology and the ever-changing digital economy. Specifically, the things that will matter in the coming years, and the things that have evolved from the past.


April 21, 2024 30 mins

When ChatGPT was launched in December 2022, few could have predicted the rapid transformation the world would undergo in the following months. It emerged as the fastest-growing consumer technology in history, catching many by surprise. 

In the year since its launch, ChatGPT has revolutionized nearly every aspect of the tech industry. It enables computers to create articles, finish homework assignments, and generate art, fu...

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Tech companies today are building bigger and bigger campuses. Think about Google's sprawling complex in Mountain View, Facebook's expansive headquarters in Menlo Park, and Amazon's new HQ2 in Arlington, VA. These are not just workplaces; they are mini-cities, pulsating with thousands of employees every day. Just trying to get around campus becomes a rather daunting task and that’s a problem that Jeral Poskey, founder...

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Picture this: You're kicking back, watching one of those jaw-dropping SpaceX rockets launch into the cosmos, carrying astronauts or top-secret cargo to the space station. Yeah, that's the same SpaceX we're talking about today on Things Have Changed. They've been lighting up the skies and our feeds with a whopping 96 launches last year alone. Impressive, right?

But here's the kicker: even with all that rocket...

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We've all been there: mid-conversation or deep into a work session, only for our digital lifeline to suddenly drop, leaving us stranded in a sea of silence. It's these moments of unexpected disconnection that highlight a pervasive gap in our modern, connected lives.

Well, Today on Things Have Changed Podcast, we're joined by Damien Garot, CEO, and Hassan Aouisse, CTO of Stellar, a deep tech startup on a mission to per...

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Ever wondered how startups grow by buying other companies?  

Today on Things Have Changed, we're delighted to host returning guest, Dylan Terrill, Chief Business Officer of Asaak, as he discusses his company's remarkable expansion, now spanning two continents. 

Asaak, founded in 2016, is a fintech company offering loans for motorcycles and smartphones to people who couldn't get traditional bank loans. This approach not...

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Palmer Luckey, once synonymous with the virtual reality revolution through the Oculus Rift, catapulted into tech stardom when Facebook acquired Oculus for an astonishing $2 billion. This pivotal moment not only validated VR's potential as the next major computing platform but also marked a turning point in Luckey's career. His journey from crafting immersive digital worlds to influencing tangible, real-world outcomes bega...

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In the past two decades, technology has dramatically reshaped numerous industries, from newspapers to travel agencies. Once thriving sectors have been disrupted, evidenced by the decline of traditional newspapers, which lost $6 billion in ad revenue to Craigslist alone between 2000 and 2006. Similarly, the rise of platforms like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Airbnb reflects a significant shift in consumer behavior. Now, this wave of tec...

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E-bike sales outpaced EVs and hybrid cars in both 2021 and 2022. In fact, research shows that by 2030, E-Bike sales are expected to 3x, outpacing even the rapid growth of passenger cars! There is a Bike Revolution taking place across the world and it is not only reshaping personal commuting but also freight and last-mile delivery services.

In today's episode of Things Have Changed Podcast, we dive into the world of ur...

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There is an alarming trend taking place in South America : the steady rise in obesity rates. Despite all the ads and talk about eating healthy, the truth is that getting  access to nutritious foods is still a struggle.

In response to this growing health crisis, The Wild Foods has emerged as a game-changer. Our guest today is Patrick Hardy, the Chief Operating Officer of Wild Foods, is at the forefront of this revolution. Hailing fro...

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Join us on a captivating journey to the heart of the Middle East as we unravel the extraordinary transformation of Dubai. In this episode, we delve deep into the city's meteoric rise from a regional trading post reliant on oil to a buzzing global hub for investment, tourism, and technology. Discover how Dubai's strategic diversification efforts led to an economy where oil now contributes less than 1% to its GDP, a stark c...

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Over the past few weeks, we've delved deep into the stories of remarkable companies, visionary founders, and dynamic landscapes of emerging markets!

So, where are we zooming in today? Nigeria, Africa. We're exploring the remarkable story of Nigeria, a nation that has emerged as the largest economy in Africa. With a diversified economy and abundant natural resources, Nigeria’s journey isn't just about oil anymore. It’s...

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Tech Journey Time Capsule:
From the nostalgic dial-up buzz to today's quick digital clicks, this section reflects on the monumental moments and stories shaping our tech-dominated world. Remember when social media was just media? The series takes a nostalgic look back while connecting the dots to our present-day digital reality.

The GPS Revolution:
Think back to a time when handwritten directions were the norm ...

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Imagine compressing a decade of research into mere weeks or turning a failure rate of 90% in clinical drug development on its head. That's exactly what's on the horizon with the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the realm of drug discovery, and the person leading this charge is none other than Dr. Max Jakobs, CEO and co-founder of DeepMirror. Prepare to be blown away as we navigate the potential AI holds fo...

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🌐 Embark on a Digital Odyssey with “Things Have Changed”! 🌐

Ever wondered how the maze of the internet came to be? Join us in our latest episode of “Things Have Changed” as we travel back in time to unveil the origins of the digital universe! 🚀

Featuring Voices from the Past:

  • 🎙 Charley Kline: Hear from the young mind at UCLA in 1969, whose keystrokes would echo through time!
  • 🎙 Bill Duvall: Listen to the collaborator from Stanf...
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Are you prepared for the future? What if we told you that philosophers will play a key role in it? We had a fascinating conversation with the brilliant Dr. Seth Benzel, a Digital Economist from MIT and Assistant Professor at Chapman University. He shared his insights about the transformation of job market landscape, the rise of new types of jobs, and the profound impact of AI on jobs and productivity. We explored how universities a...

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Ever wondered how a nation transforms from a war-torn past to a thriving economic powerhouse? 

Vietnam's transformation has been nothing short of astonishing, as it deftly navigated through technological advancements and strategic partnerships to establish itself as a pivotal player in the global trade landscape. This Asian tiger, now a central hub for manufacturing, produces a wide range of goods, from shoes to cutting-edge te...

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Ready to embark on an enlightening journey exploring the economic evolution of Brazil? Strap in as we navigate through dramatic GDP growth, a thriving digital revolution, and Brazil's robust role in global agriculture and natural resources. This intriguing exploration uncovers the shifting landscape of globalization and how Brazil, as part of the BRICSA coalition, is carving its own path towards becoming a top five economy.

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In the past few decades, it's been like watching the world shrink right in front of us. Globalization has turned our planet into this super connected place where everything's buzzing. Borders? They've become kinda blurry. Businesses? Oh man, they're popping up all over the globe. And tech? Well, it's like the ultimate game-changer, making even the most remote spots possible market hotspots.

But winds of chan...

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Imagine navigating the often-complex world of equity management with ease. Picture illuminating the path to growth opportunities that you were previously oblivious to. That's exactly what our guest, Peter Walker, head of insights at CARTA, is here to discuss. CARTA is reshaping equity management and providing invaluable insights to companies like Slack, Coinbase, and Robinhood, enabling them to focus on their core mission - bu...

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On our previous episode, we spoke about the Buy Now Pay Later industry and the players that rode the pandemic to all time highs! But what we didn’t talk about was the chaos that ensued post covid!..Affirm's stock price dropped over 90% since November 2021, AfterPay fell more than 80%, and Klarna saw a decline of over 70%.

So what's behind this turbulence? Rising interest rates, inflation concerns, and worries about consume...

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