The philosophy of good Vs. bad technology, and a perspective on today's IoT mass adoption

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By Marco Ciappelli | Co-host Sean Martin
A conversation with Yonatan Zur

Before I tell you what this podcast is all about, I am very happy to announce that The Cyber Society Podcast Series got the first sponsor, and this truly means A TON to me and to our magazine.

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But let’s move on to this episode now. 

In this podcast, Sean Martin and I dive into one of our favorite topics around cybersecurity and technology: The Moral Compass. 

We discuss the philosophy of good Vs. bad technology, touch on a unique perspective of today's IoT mass adoption, and try to guess what the next step is and how long it will take for autonomous cars to take over our streets. 

We talk about all this and much more with our guest: Yonatan Zur, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Regulus Cyber, which is a company that focuses on sensor and communication security for drones, robots and autonomous vehicles.

Before joining Regulus, Yonatan was an Israeli Air Force pilot, he then worked as a design engineer in the defense industry, and he also happens to hold a Master’s Degree in Philosophy.

If you think that I would pass on the opportunity to have a conversation where we truly mix technology, sociology, and philosophy, you probably do not know me well enough yet.

We are at the beginning of a true revolution that combines the mass adoption of Artificial Intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and IoT. All these together are turning our society into a cyber society; it is starting to be part of everyone’s day-to-day life, and nothing can stop it. Ignoring it or fighting it is not going to make us go back in time.

The cycle of mass technology adoptions follows a recurring pattern: driven by scientific research, military adoption, and economic decisions, it comes with intrinsic risks and forms of societal resistance in the initial stages but then eventually people accept it and adopt it until it becomes normal.

So what if the only things that stand between self-driving cars and their full development is… humans still driving cars?

I am telling you, this is a very intriguing conversation that will make you think.

Let’s listen.

Enjoy the podcast, listen to it carefully, and share it recklessly! 

* If you have read my introduction above, you can go directly to the conversation by skipping ahead to 3':21'' - Enjoy!