After months of walking his dog past the local library in his sleepy San Francisco neighborhood, our next guest, Nick Bilton, discovered that same library was being used as a hub for Silk Road, the Internet’s top website for illegal drugs and guns. This sparked his latest book: American Kingpin, which traces the manhunt for Silk Road’s founder.
Nick Bilton is a Special Correspondent at Vanity Fair who’s unearthed the dark underbelly and inner workings of the technology sector throughout his journalism career.
He joins Webby Podcast host David-Michel Davies to discuss American Kingpin, the future of automation, and lots more.
“ It’s the people who, often, want to be famous and lauded as the next Steve Jobs that are the ones that you should be cautious of.”