About the show

Join Privacy and Open Source advocates, Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman, as they navigate the new digital world, covering topics related to digital privacy, cybersecurity, digital identity, as well as Linux and open source and other current issues.

In a virtual world
Reality 2.0 unfolds
Minds are expanded
-ChatGPT

Reality 2.0 on social media

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 138: Teaching Technology

    Episode  |  February 2nd, 2023  |  38 mins 3 secs
    technology

    Katherine Druckman talks to Shawn Powers about teaching tech skills with online video and building communities.

  • Episode 137: Humans Are More Necessary Than Ever

    Episode  |  January 17th, 2023  |  55 mins 6 secs
    ai, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Dan Miller of Opus Research about the future of Speech and AI.

  • Episode 136: Happy New Year!

    Episode  |  January 11th, 2023  |  46 mins 39 secs
    advertising, privacy, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk about Facebook's recent Irish problems, Google's Performance Max ad product, and digress into discussing the Houston food scene as we welcome back Reality 2.0 for 2023.

  • Episode 135: Experts Weigh in on ChatGPT

    Episode  |  December 20th, 2022  |  59 mins 51 secs
    ai, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Ezequiel Lanza and Tony Mongkolsmai about ChatGPT, generative AI, and open source software.

  • Episode 134: Email Disaster, Encrypted Backups and Chat GPT

    Episode  |  December 13th, 2022  |  53 mins 25 secs
    ai, security, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Shawn have fun with ChatGPT, rant about email disasters, and chat about Apple's new encrypted backups.

  • Episode 133: Hardware Supply Chains, Trust Agility, and Avoiding Vendor Lock-in

    Episode  |  December 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    fediverse, identity, mastodon, security, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk to Kyle Rankin about hardware supply chains, building the only USA-made mobile phone, trust, open standards, and much more.

  • Episode 132: Mastodon Lifeboats for Twitter Users

    Episode  |  November 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    mastodon, social media, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Shawn Powers, and Kyle Rankin discuss the ups, downs, and how-tos of using Mastodon amid Twitter's recent instability.

  • Episode 131: Digital Wallets

    Episode  |  November 5th, 2022  |  53 mins 47 secs
    identity, technology

    Katherine Druckman, Doc Searls, and Petros Koutoupis talk digital wallets and current events.

  • Episode 130: What Happens to Twitter Now?

    Episode  |  October 22nd, 2022  |  48 mins 4 secs
    social media, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls speculate about Twitter's future and discuss the evolution of audience engagement.

  • Episode 129: Communication Breakdown

    Episode  |  October 15th, 2022  |  42 mins 42 secs
    democracy, social media, technology

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Shawn Powers talk communication breakdown in social media, its impact on our culture, and what technical solutions may exist.

  • Episode 128: Folder Full of HTML

    Episode  |  October 8th, 2022  |  43 mins 21 secs
    technology

    When Doc is away, Katherine and Shawn Powers play! (With Static HTML generators) Katherine and Shawn talk about Hugo, a static site generator, WordPress, and the content creator life.

  • Episode 127: Religion, Politics, and Other Taboo Subjects

    Episode  |  October 1st, 2022  |  52 mins 29 secs
    politics, religion, technology

    Katherine Druckman and Doc Searls talk to Shawn Powers about religion, politics, tribalism, sexism, and viral blog posts.

  • Episode 126: Publishers vs The Internet Archive

    Episode  |  September 24th, 2022  |  36 mins 5 secs
    archives, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman talk about Hachette v. Internet Archive, a lawsuit targeting the Internet Archive that aims to prevent them from lending ebooks.

  • Episode 125: Apple Update

    Episode  |  September 9th, 2022  |  31 mins 36 secs
    apple, technology

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman discuss Apple's latest updates, the end of an era, neighborhoods, and more.

  • Episode 124: DWeb Camp

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2022  |  36 mins 22 secs
    events, technology

    Katherine Druckman talks to Doc Searls about his Decentralized Web Camp experience.

  • Episode 123: Open Source Home Automation with Home Assistant

    Episode  |  August 26th, 2022  |  52 mins 15 secs
    home automation, open source, privacy, technology

    Katherine Druckman talks to Shawn Powers about home automation using a combination of open source software and proprietary devices using Home Assistant.

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