Reboot Ideas Conversations

Reboot Ideas: The Future Perceived, The Future Manifested

May 16, 2021

This conversation is a special edition of Reboot Ideas, featuring Laurie Segall and Aza Raskin, two thought leaders interrogating the relationship between humanity and technology.

The conversation was produced for Reboot’s 2021 Dawn, a reimagining of the all-night holiday of Shavuot. Dawn: A Cosmic Reunion asked participants to draw a parallel between our emergence after a year of lockdown to the fear, anticipation and hope we all experienced waiting for the 10 Commandments at Sinai. How will we emerge now? 

DAWN is Reboot’s all-night culture and arts festival celebrating the Jewish calendar’s best-kept secret – Shavuot. DAWN offered 36 hours of music, film, comedy, dance, food and teaching across multiple channels. Reboot produced this year’s “choose-your-own” experiential adventure in partnership with the Jewish Emergent Network and LABA’s Into the Night Tikkun Layle Shavuot.


Aza Raskin

Co-Founder of Earth Species Project

Aza Raskin is the cofounder of Earth Species Project, an open-source collaborative nonprofit dedicated to decoding animal communication. He is also the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology and is the co-host for the popular podcast Your Undivided Attention. Trained as a mathematician and dark matter physicist, he has taken three companies from founding to acquisition, a co-chairing member of the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Counsel, helped found Mozilla Labs, in addition to being named FastCompany’s Master of Design, and listed on Forbes and Inc Magazines 30-under-30.


Laurie Segall

Founder of Dot Dot Dot

Laurie Segall is the founder of Dot Dot Dot, a media company exploring technology through the human lens. Segall is an award-winning journalist who has interviewed the world’s most influential tech leaders including Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook. She hosts First Contact, a weekly podcast series that explores the people and technology that are changing what it means to be human. Segall is also a correspondent for the new 60 Minutes program “60 in 6” on Quibi. Previously, she was CNN’s senior tech correspondent, covering technology and culture for a decade.