If someone from the year 1990 visited the world of 2020, it would seem magical, even fictional. Vasant Dhar joins Amit Varma in episode 203 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about how technology will continue to change our world in ways we cannot imagine. Will the future upgrade us -- or will it make us obsolete? Also check out: 1. Vasant Dhar at NYU Stern. 2. Brave New World -- hosted by Vasant Dhar. 3. When Should We Trust Machines? -- Vasant Dhar at TEDxHamilton. 4. Vasant Dhar on machine learning and investing. 5. Vasant Dhar on the Commercialisation of Big Data. 6. The New World Upon Us -- Amit Varma. 7. The Interpreter -- Amit Varma. 8. Human -- Michael S Gazzaniga. 9. My Stroke of Insight -- Jill Bolte Taylor. 10. Why Nations Fail -- Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson. 11. Here's Why Aadhaar is a Big Deal -- Episode 61 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Nikhil Pahwa). 12. The Future of the Internet -- Episode 65 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Nikhil Pahwa & Amit Doshi). 13. Data Factories -- Ben Thompson. 14. What Really Happened? — Lawrence H White on the 2008 Financial Crisis. 15. 3 Ways to Increase Social Media Platforms’ Transparency — Vasant Dhar. 16. Who Controls Your Data? — Vasant Dhar. 17. In the AI era, privacy and democracy are in peril -- Vasant Dhar. 18. Social-media platforms are undermining our democracy -- Helena Rosenblatt & Vasant Dhar. 19. Paperclip Maximizer. 20. The Three Laws of Robotics. This episode is sponsored by CTQ Compounds. Upgrade yourself for the future -- and get your reading habit back in gear! You can now buy Seen/Unseen swag. And do check out Amit’s online courses, The Art of Clear Writing and The Art of Podcasting.