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60 Mindful Minutes

Aug 1, 2023

With all of its positives and negatives, most people would agree that technology is a mixed bag. However, it’s becoming harder and harder to see technology’s good side when the headlines offer a nonstop stream of all the doom and gloom it causes. This week, we’re joined by Dr. Cori Lathan, author of Inventing the Future: Stories from a Techno-Optimist, to discuss an optimistic perspective on the role technology plays in our lives.


Guest Bio

Dr. Cori Lathan (she/her) is a global thought leader in the relationship between technology and human performance. She holds an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a PhD in Neuroscience from MIT. Dr. Lathan has been featured in Forbes, Time, The New Yorker, and more. Her many distinctions include MIT Technology Review’s “Top 100 World Innovators,” Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and a life-size statue in an exhibit on contemporary women in STEM at the Smithsonian. When she isn’t designing robots or working on the future of benevolent cyborgs, Dr. Lathan enjoys speaking at universities, businesses, and innovation conferences about the breakthrough technologies of both today and tomorrow.

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Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at 


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