Episode #106: Parag Khanna Returns to Talk Technocracy!

September 20, 2018

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Parag Khanna makes his return to Future Squared upon the release of his follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed Connectography, entitled Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info State which in the wake of Brexit and Trump argues for a new kind of democracy for a complex 21st century, one that Khanna calls a "direct technocracy," led by experts but perpetually consulting the people through a combination of democracy and data.

When not penning books, Parag is a leading global strategist and world traveler. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm.

If you haven’t listened to it already, check out episode #39 in which Parag talks about his previous book Connectography which explored mankind’s investment of more than ten trillion dollars per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities together and the profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity.

Topics Covered:

- Parag’s new book, Technocracy in America

- Trump (of course)- Technocratic systems

- Lessons from Switzerland, Singapore and India's technocratic Governments

- Why technocracy can end economic policy flip-flopping which usually comes at a detriment to the people

- Public private partnerships, startup ecosystem and expert engagement

- How to recruit and engage top talent to Government

- Artificial intelligence and universal based income 

- Transforming education to address the growing gap between productivity and workforce

- The evolving role of Government


Show Notes:

  1. Parag’s Website - www.paragkhanna.com/
  2. Parag's book: https://amzn.to/2QDvGe2
  3. Parag on social:


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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

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