The Unheard Future of Living: City as a Platform, Transportation Happiness Metrics, Quilting Moguls, and more!

Each episode of The Future of Living features a fascinating conversation with experts in smart living and smart city technology. These conversations generally go much deeper than what makes the final cut. As we round out season 1 and 2018 we wanted to share a few of our favorite segments that were cut for time.

This episode features previously unheard conversations with Ashley Hand (@azhandkc, TW), Jason Kander (@jasonkander, TW), Neto Marin (@netomarin, TW), and Daniel Herscovici (@danherscovici, TW).

In this episode Blake discusses 

  • The concept of City as a Platform, and a Transportation Happiness Metric with Ashley.
  • What technology won’t change, but will likely improve with Neto Marin.
  • Advice for entrepreneurs and startups in the Internet of Things space with Daniel Herscovici.
  • And The Quilting Mogul of Missouri with Jason Kander.

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Find Ashley Hand on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Daniel Herscovici can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn. Also on the Edison Partners website.

Neto Marin is very active on social media, find him on Twitter, and on Instagram, @netomarinbr, LinkedIn and on his website

Lastly, Jason Kander’s website is Find his book at He’s on Twitter and Instagram, @jasonkander.

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Jason Kander – Reimagining Government As Customer Service

Most people lament that government doesn’t truly work for the people. Jason Kander (@jasonkander, TW) thinks about this a lot and he believes he’s got a good solution. The government needs to reimagine itself as Customer Service. This might include simple solutions like a voting holiday, streamlining practices so that people don’t wait on hold for hours or wait months for services, or simply installing sidewalks where they don’t exist.

Jason Kander gained national attention in 2016 while running for the US Senate in Missouri with a commercial featuring him assembling a rifle while blindfolded. While he didn’t win, his platform and character earned him the endorsement of President Barack Obama as the future of the Democratic Party.

Since then Kander has gone on to form Let America Vote to end voter suppression, started the podcast Majority 54 on Crooked Media and earlier this year published Outside The Wire.

In this conversation, Jason and Blake discuss:

  • Common sense high and low tech solutions to end voter suppression
  • Why “Entrepreneur” shouldn’t be synonymous with “Tech”
  • How skilled workers are building a future in the age of automation

Find Jason on Twitter at, online at and find Outside the Wire at

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