Futureland

Futureland
By Extratone
About this podcast
Straining nostalgia from the profoundly-pioneering in the context of current events in technology and culture.
Latest episodes
May 3, 2017
Tim reviews his new handset before we catch up on the past month’s news. SHOW NOTES
April 17, 2017
Despite our penchant for transparency, we knew the paywalls were coming, one day, and what better content is there to first move behind the investment barrier than discussion about ourselves and our process? Going forward, we will be doing our best to completely eliminate all Meta from Drycast and Futureland. In order to hear in-depth updates on our day-to-day operation, you’ll need to subscribe on Patreon.
April 5, 2017
David, Hawthorn, and Tim discuss our interview with Eugen Rochko — newborn tech celebrity (as of yesterday,) and originator of Mastodon, the new federated, open-source social media platform. Mastodon Eugen Between the night of our first emails to the time of our interview, his mastadon.social instance has doubled in users. Less than two hours after we said our goodbye’s, his name was on The Verge’s front page, just under the new iPad review.   Welcome to Mastodon, Learning from Twitter’s mistakes, Two reasons why organizations should switch to self-hosting social media, and Rochko’s response to Mark Zuckerberg on Medium.     List of known Mastodon instances Amaroq for Mastodon (iOS app) The Design Twitter has just integrated the feature they
March 23, 2017
Tim Marx and David Blue forget the future consistently in this distinctly sober episode. T W I T T E R David Tim Meta Redirects Sick clouds YouTube Poop with Jab - Drycast extratone.com/read Medium’s new subscription model - NiemanLab The Todd Post The Contemporary Facial Recognition Debacle - ComputerWorld Anchor is like Snapchat for audio - The Verge Telegram is publishing software, now - The Outline Twitter finally cracks the egg - The Outline
March 7, 2017
Senior StormPisser Timmy Marx joined me to belch and squeak as we reviewed our experience at the True/False Film Festival in our native Columbia, MO. T W I T T E R David Tim   The Schedule The Films The Music
March 2, 2017
Esports authority, competitive gamer & human enthusiast Tevin Lolar joined us for a discussion on the futures of “masculinity” in gamer and frat cultures, the Nintendo Switch, and sexuality, in general. T W I T T E R David Tevin Hawthorn META -Freq Check #9 -True/False H A T E R “The Best Dating App - Hate. Love Meet.” * requires Facebook account * potentially gathering the most valuable consumer data ever - Google, Amazon, and Facebook are salivating. N I N T E N D O  S W I T CH The Verge’s review Nokia’s Mobile World Congress Amazon’s S3 Outage - The Verge Snap’s IPO - The Verge Spotify is preparing to launch a Hi-Fi music tier - The Verge
Feb. 25, 2017
Last episode, David described his experience reading Milo Yiiii for the first time. Today, he’s dead. Next up: Annie Coats. I express genuine anger in a professional endeavor for the first time in my life (seriously.) Alexa shares some superbly-keen insight on Tumps and Boys. T W I T T E R David Tim Alexa Jab 50 Virgil META -Freq Check #9 -Wednesday’s episode.… h a t e r  Tump F U C K  Y O U On Wednesday, Tump “rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resisted, citing potential harm for transgender students. Sessions pushed her to relent but eventually took it to Tump “and Ms. DeVos, faced with the alternative of resigning or defying the president, agreed to go along.” According to USA Today, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President Mary Beth Maxwell “noted that more than 1,000 parents of transgender children had asked Tump, in a letter, to ‘defend the rights, safety, dignity’ of their children.” It’s not about bathrooms, it’s about stepping backwards.   That French Immersion Flex NWIRE Radio   M O N Z O 1, 2 — the guardian I wasn’t mentally prepared to use a Fitbit for money — The Verge Mobile Computing Nokia 3310 Comeback — The Verge   1, 2, 3, 4, 5G… — The Verge   “We Don’t Press Around.” — The Outline   Witches in Walgreen’s — The Outline   Lohan Espionage — The Outline
Feb. 5, 2017
We had lots of welcome help this week. Whitney made her first appearance and Kali, jab50yen, Isiah, and Juni Cortez stuck out a very long discussion on music, new & old social media, dying video games, and Milo Yiannopoulos. Twitter David Tim Whitney Kali Jab 50 Isiah Juni META Poll Results Patreon -completed tiers -first goal -posting updates New About page Tim’s Battlefield Review Big MAGFest feature! Tump.… #POLL: If the Second Coming were to occur today, which handset would Jesus Christ buy?#tech #smartphones #faith #john316 #MAGA — David Blue (@FickleCrux) January 30, 2017 Tump The new section Donald Trump is not the cyberpunk future — The Verge Demo: Hacking Tump’s Phone — The Verge ISIS uses Telegram — The New York Times In Trump, Tech Finds a Troll It Can’t Ignore — Wired Literature vs. iIslamocphobia — Slate An update on Indivisible Break: Talk with Wabi on MAGFest, Web Crates, The Tone’s future. I Read Milo Yeeeeeeeeeeeee from BratShit IMDB’s shutting down their forums — The Verge Snap IPO — Wired Longmont Potion Castle — Reply All
Jan. 30, 2017
Finally sobered up from MAGFest, I and Prose Boy Tim settled in for the lengthiest Futureland episode yet. From our hiatus, we brought new fears, a new unfittingly-political show segment called Tump, and a meager soundboard. Surely, its sheer length makes up for our skipped weeks. META 8th Freq Check Sorry about the interruption, but The Movie Closet continues on. -Bass, spacesuits are not pee-heated… See: The Law of Conservation of Energy.   MAGFest bit.ly/magfest Spectre Update Terrible news… SSDs corrode by use. Tump -Executive Orders Amazon had the weakest response to Trump’s immigration ban yet — The Verge Deleting uber???   Dumb Tump’s Insecure Handset — wired   Art Crises Tump — The Outline   Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’ — The New York Times -“The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work.” -“You’re the opposition party,” he said. “Not the Democratic Party. You’re the opposition party. The media’s the opposition party.” Tom Ashbrook tried to interview Amazon Alexa   AXIOS vs. The World — Vanity Fair      On NL.   Tump’s Big Mic — The Verge   (OVERTALK) — ABC News   Vs. Holocaust Selfies — The Outline   Hoogah — The Outline   Obamacast — Pod Save America   Teaching Americans how to talk to one another again — NiemanLab
Jan. 11, 2017
From the floor of MAGFest 2017, I and others — some old, some new — discuss our experience so far, Tump (again,) and hydration. Twitter David Kali Syrup Tony Kevin