There are loads of things that are going on with technology. This is a run-through of some news of what I've looked at - not everything in detail, but they do span the range of issues I look at - how digital technology X geopolitics X regulation X ethics X climate.
Antitrust and power structures are becoming the subjects of legislation and crackdowns - not just in the US, with various levels of conflicts, but also in China as well - perhaps more over potential political control.
A practicable quantum computer is important for various reasons - not just for cryptography, but also in terms of how people might engineer and design better materials for all the problems we need. The podcast episode mentioned how it would be cool to be able to look at nitrogenase - the enzyme that locks in nitrogen from the atmosphere - any thermodynamic improvement over the Haber-Bosch process would be BIG for fertilizers and ammonia, and indirectly for the hydrogen economy.