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Ahead of Its Time
The inventor of facial recognition software was years ahead of the competition but never got credit for his work because it was kept secret by the CIA. The first VR glove was a groundbreaking piece of tech that would eventually become one of the gaming industry's biggest flops. And when Kodak execs were shown an early prototype of the first digital camera, they flat out rejected the idea. In each episode of Ahead of Its Time, you'll explore the forgotten origins of today’s most transformative technology, hear from the people who first imagined it, delve into their past and relive their...
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4.9 stars from 32 ratings
A good podcast
Highly enjoyed
ur_moms_favorite_son via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/22
Love it
I love this podcast. Such a good casual non stressful show to listen to . Especially compared to other podcasts out there. This is a breath of fresh air and so interesting .
B8148 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/22
Great podcast
I blew through every episode in about a week. This is a fantastic show and a great format. About one half to two thirds of the shows tells the history of the first iteration of tech that is ubiquitous today, then the remainder is spent describing the current state of the art. Greatly...Read full review »
Mish Olson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/22
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