O technocast is your weekly stop for tech news. Over the 49 episodes released in 2022, we talk about the main gadget launches, social media trends, the accelerated evolution of artificial intelligence and the intersections between politics and technology. This is just to name a few of the issues.
To you who accompanied us: thank you. 🇧🇷
A look at the list of Tecnocast episodes helps to identify the topics that generated the most discussion during the year. Let’s say you want to remember some of them. Do a 2022 retrospective from your favorite podcast aggregator.
Soon we will publish our official retrospective: “The Best and Worst of Tech in 2022🇧🇷 But, while that doesn’t happen, you can visit some of the main programs of the year.
Below, we list five Tecnocast episodes to help you understand the technology, innovation and business scenario in 2022.
It has not been an easy year. Inflation, rising interest rates, economic slowdown. In this context, it is natural that we look for tips on how to optimize our expenses. Taking advantage – sometimes unknown – that credit cards offer is one of the ways to do this.
This was not the first or last time we talked about TikTok on Tecnocast in 2022. But the news that inspired the program – a smear campaign by Meta against its competitor – drew a lot of attention at the time. The event showed that times were changing: the supremacy of Mark Zuckerberg’s network was finally challenged.
TikTok has long been an important part of the music industry, now stole Facebook and Instagram users; months later, the former Meta photo network was reformulated to deal with the competition; even the Google is attentive to TikTok movements. In 2022, the Chinese video platform showed willingness to fight with the big fish.
In April 2022, Netflix recorded a drop in subscriber numbers for the first time in a decade. It was the sign that things were not going smoothly for the largest streaming platform in the world. The competition was already gaining strength, at the same time that Netflix raised prices, canceled series and began an attack against sharing passwords.
In the episode, the researcher Melina Meimaridis, PhD in Communication from UFF, explained the problem that Netflix has created for itself, and how it would be possible to get around it. It is worth remembering that the company had an improvement in the following months, but its strategy continues to be questioned (after all, everything needs to be marathoned?🇧🇷
In 2022, art-generating neural networks – such as MidJourney and DALL-E – were the subject of intense debate. Is it the end of creativity? What will be the future of artists, illustrators, designers? Believe me, the controversies surrounding the subject are far from over.
With participation of Sergio Venancio, professor and researcher with one foot in Fine Arts and the other in Computer Science, this episode explores technical and philosophical aspects of the algorithmic generation of arts. Here you can understand how tools like MidJourney and DALL-E work and how they (and others) can impact the future of creative professions.
Of course him could not miss. After a turbulent acquisition process, Elon Musk had both feet in the door at Twitter and has not stopped generating controversy ever since. Mass layoffs, promises made and broken, tensions with advertisers… It’s even hard to report on Twitter these days: everything can change from one hour to the next.
In this episode, we explain the soap opera details of the purchase of the platform, and we speculate about the problems that Twitter has to generate revenue. Will charging for the verification seal be enough to improve revenue? Is it possible to profit from the public square that Twitter has become? These are just some of the questions we reflect on.
So, did we forget anything? What was the your favorite episode of the year?