Our guest is Jeff Huber, Co-Founder of Standard Cyborg, a Silicon Valley startup that uses 3D modeling to help developers to build spatially aware applications.
In this episode, Jeff and Andy discuss the value of an epic name; the boundaries and overlaps between our definitions of “technology” and “humanity”; the ethics of enhancements vs. extensions of human capacity; the difference between devices and instruments and why it matters for our understanding of human personhood; finding a community of other “delusionals” in San Francisco; and the eternal purpose of a prosthetic leg.
Their dialogue is a fascinating back-and-forth exploration of the possibilities, tensions, and limits of technological progress from a convicted Christian perspective.
Jeff discusses the work of Standard Cyborg, which started as a maker of prosthetic devices; then developed software to design custom prosthetics and orthotics; and has now matured into a provider of tools for developers to use 3D scanning and modeling to design any number of precise custom applications.
Jeff’s story reveals his relentless pursuit of “moreness” in his vocation as a technologist.
About The Guest
Jeff Huber is Co-Founder of Standard Cyborg, a Silicon Valley tech start up that uses 3D modeling to make it easy for developers to build spatially aware applications. He studied Economics and Industrial Engineering at N.C. State before dropping out to launch a startup. He most recently worked as a software engineer and Head of Product for another venture-backed startup. When he is not working, you’re most likely to find Jeff in a coffee shop reading something obscure or writing something esoteric.
The Redemptive Edge is hosted by Andy Crouch and features active members of the Praxis community. Produced by Mary Elizabeth Goodell and Scott Kauffmann of Praxis, with Mike Cosper, Mark Owens, Scott Slucher, and the team at Narrativo. Music by Eric Kinny.