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Episode 14: A Bit About Bitcoin

Now that Bitcoin has reached astronomical value (over $19,000 per coin as of today) the entire idea of cryptocurrencies - decentralized digital currencies - is once again a hot topic. Here's a bit about the most famous of all cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin.

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Episode 13: Cold Beer and Hot Sun

I have something a bit different for you this week - I challenged myself to write a story in only one hour and then to narrate it on this podcast. Well, I did, and here it is - enjoy!

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Episode 12: The One Job That Will Never Disappear

Which jobs will still be around in 50 to 100 years? It’s really hard to know. Almost every profession out there has a technological doppelganger. Writers, coders, technicians, drivers, construction workers, you name it. But what's the one profession that will absolutely never disappear?

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Episode 11: What's the Deal with Technology in Schools?

Today I want to explore the idea of bringing modern technology into classrooms. It would seem that in the modern world, where Internet, computers, and connectedness are growing as important parts of our lives, we would want to give our children a head start and gear-up their schools with technology. Is that what we really want for our kids?

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Epidsode 10: 4 Things You Need to Know About Time Travel

One of my favorite science fiction themes is time travel. There’s something fascinating about being able to travel through time. So, as a self-proclaimed expert in time-travel, basically, from watching way too many sci-fi flicks, here’s my community service to the entire timeline: 4 things you absolutely need to know about time travel.

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Episode 9: Will AI Kill Us All?

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have come out strongly in favor of regulating artificial intelligence R&D. Their main fear is that we’ll create autonomous weapons that will become self-aware and eventually destroy all of humanity. So today we are going to scratch the surface of the huge subject of AI and figure out whether or not this technology is going to kill us all.

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Special Episode: Interview with App Developer, Gershon Kagan

This is a special episode featuring my interview with Gershon Kagan, one of Israel's first app developers.

If you are thinking of writing your own app, engaging a developer to write an app for you, or if you have ever used an app, you’ll love this super-interesting interview with app developer Gershon Kagan. Our conversation takes you on an inside look into developing apps for iOS and Android. We discuss the development process, the differences between developing for iOS and Android, tools, testing methods, how to get your app into the AppStore, and how to make money from your app.

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Podcast Epidsode 7: The Future of IoT

Many agree that the Internet of Things - networked devices that send and receive data (like your internet connected fridge, doorbell, baby monitor, thermostat or family car) - is the next big thing. Imagine a world where all of your devices are connected to each other and to the Internet. The possibilities are almost endless.

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Podcast Episode 6: Silent Music

Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been playing music. For I time I took piano lessons. I became a virtuoso pianist in my own mind. I might have mastered the “Chopsticks”, but it was so long ago, I can’t remember. I do remember, however, that when I was about 10 I really did become quite proficient at the recorder. I was able to play some really complicated tunes. When my fingers were long enough, I advanced to the Bass Recorder and excelled at that, too. It was pretty cool to be able to pick up the instrument and play at an advanced level. But I eventually gave that up when I graduated to the flute. Not exactly the coolest instrument, but I eventually did quite well with that, too. I think I took some exams or something. I certainly remember playing at least at one recital...

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Special Episode: Interview with Author, Shaul Behr

This is a special episode featuring my interview with author Shaul Behr, author of the kosher science fiction novel: Ari Barak and the Free-Will Paradox. During our conversation, Shaul dropped a number of really good hints and tips for getting through the entire novel-writing process, from inspiration to finished book. His journey from inspiration to finished book is fascinating.

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Podcast Episode 4: I Gave My Kid a Funny Haircut on Purpose

When I was growing up, my grandfather used to cut my hair. I had no concept of fashion or style, of course, but I’m sure he did a good job of it. At least for a while when I was a kid, my grandfather used to cut my hair and it was alright for me. So when my boys were born and needed haircuts, I had no trouble getting out the electric hair trimmer and cutting their hair.
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Podcast Episode 3: Tech Companies Will Rule the World

As the world becomes more and more technology-centric, we become more and more reliant on tech companies to bring us the goods and services that we think we need. Tech companies will rule the world.

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Podcast Episode 2: Out There Somewhere

With the recent launch of the new Star Trek television series “Discovery”, my mind has been wandering again to the idea of whether we are actually alone in the universe. My family will tell you that this is one of my favorite topics because I just can’t believe that out of the 200 billion star systems in this galaxy alone, that there is no other life out there.

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Podcast Episode 1: Unboxing the Podcast

Welcome to the Y Karp? Why Not! Podcast. Episode 1: Unboxing the Podcast.

I’m your host, Yossi Karp and I am excited to introduce my new weekly podcast, which is all about technology, writing, gadgets, gizmos, and the stuff of life that makes it interesting!

In the first five episodes we’ll be talking about
The crazy world of smartphones aliens and space travel our future living under the rule of the tech oligarchy my take on electronic musical instruments and why I gave my kid a funny haircut on purpose  Every episode will also feature a discussion on a new, interesting, or innovative product selected from my online Flipboard magazine “Everyone Needs One of These”.

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There is Life on Other Planets

I have long been convinced that we are not alone in the universe. Perhaps my love of science fiction fuels my dreams of visiting far-flung societies. Or perhaps it's my suppressed adventurous spirit that makes me wonder what exactly is out there, in the deep black, beyond our current reach. Maybe it's because I hope another civilization did better than us.

Right now, there could be another world where the population is preparing for an annual festival, with colored streamers, music, and fancy dress. Or maybe there's a raging war on a once prosperous world where tragedy and turmoil are ripping society apart. Maybe a teenage alien is sitting by her window, staring up at the moons, wondering if we exist.

Or just maybe aliens from outer-space are planning to invade Earth and eat us all, but wouldn't it be worth it, just to know? Okay, maybe not the being eaten part...

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All in all, Hubble reveals an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe or so…
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