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The Book of the Future Podcast examines tomorrow’s world through the work of applied futurist, Tom Cheesewright, as he helps a range of people and organisations to see what’s next.

The Book of the Future Podcast examines tomorrow’s world through the work of applied futurist, Tom Cheesewright, as he helps a range of people and organisations to see what’s next.
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The Book of the Future Podcast examines tomorrow’s world through the work of applied futurist, Tom Cheesewright, as he helps a range of people and organisations to see what’s next.

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English


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The New Radio Rentals

4/19/2018
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Tom explores the assumption that no-one will own a car in the future, and that we will all be serviced by self-driving fleets, arriving on demand. Is this realistic? Plus are futurists here to share a vision, or advocate for one?

Duration:00:10:52

Will a robot hold your hand?

4/11/2018
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Would you want to be nursed by a machine when you're in your old age? Tom explores the adoption of robots in care. Plus, why transparency undermines trust and threatens human strengths in the workforce.

Duration:00:12:56

Automation in the Third Sector

3/26/2018
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Tom replays his talk from SCVO's giant charities conference, The Gathering, where he helped third sector organisations to understand how automation my benefit - and threaten - their organisations, and missions. Plus, takeaways from Mobile World Congress, one of the world's largest technology shows.

Duration:00:12:23

Political Choices In The Face Of Automation

3/20/2018
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Tom explores two possible policy responses to rising automation in the workforce: enhanced employment regulations and rising corporation taxes. Plus, how do you make a phone disappear? Three critical considerations for whatever replaces the smartphone.

Duration:00:11:24

Growth hacking for grown-up companies

2/19/2018
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Augmenting your connection with customers is a critical component of building a future-eady organisation, Tom argues this week. Plus, is tomorrow's trucker a glorified hitch hiker?

Duration:00:07:35

Episode 25: Life among the stars

2/15/2018
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As we begin to adapt our cities to the challenges of climate change, should we be considering a more radical move to the stars? Plus, when does a company become too big to be regulated by the market - a market in its own right?

Duration:00:11:26

Episode 24 - Inverting the Pyramid

2/5/2018
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Automation promises to fundamentally reshape the traditional hierarchy of our organisations. Could we see future businesses with more people at the top than the bottom? Plus, how do we prepare tomorrow's workforce for a world where creativity is the most important human talent?

Duration:00:16:56

Episode 23 - Facebook's Kodak Moment

1/31/2018
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Is Facebook forever? Tom doesn't think so. Mark Zuckerberg has led the company to sustained success through acquisitions and rapid change, but one day it is bound to be outpaced. This is how it will happen. Plus, why there is no single future for everyone.

Duration:00:08:15

Episode 22 - Conversations with my house

1/21/2018
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Tom talks to his house. Well, sort of. What can we learn about smart cities and artificial intelligence from basic experiments. Plus, why we shouldn't be too negative about the impact of technology on young people and their social lives.

Duration:00:09:27

Episode 21 - Tech trends for 2018

1/15/2018
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New Year means curious journalists, wanting to know what's next. This episode features a round-up of the key technologies for 2018 that Tom's been talking about on the radio. Plus, why tech is the starting point for examining possible futures.

Duration:00:10:00

Episode 20 - Ten Disruptions

10/6/2017
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Tom shares 10 trends that are transforming the future home, following his closing keynote at the Property Week RESI 2017 conference.

Duration:00:09:57

Episode 19 - An open source future

7/21/2017
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Tom talks to Andrew Back (@9600) founder of the Wuthering Bytes festival of technology in Hebden Bridge, about this year's programme and the global open source project, collaborating to solve tomorrow's tech problems in everything from the Large Hadron Collider to NASA spacecraft

Duration:00:44:23

Episode 17 - Tech For Good?

7/3/2017
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Tom talks to host of the Tech for Good podcast, and Reason Digital's Head of Strategy & Insight, Rebecca Rae-Evans about technology and society. Is tech a force for good? How will bots be applied in public service? And what's wrong with tech?

Duration:00:55:07

Episode 16 - Smart Citizens

6/26/2017
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Following a series of conversations with local authorities and housing associations, Tom reflects on the future citizen and the need for participation - and education

Duration:00:07:40

Episode 15 - Hello Cyberwoman!

6/19/2017
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Tom talks augmentation to an audience of marketing professionals at this year's Tug Life conference, and about the trend of 're-intermediation', the growing market for middle men and women to help us handle complex choices. Plus, hyperloop and how a futuristic project faces some very old challenges: physics and planning.

Duration:00:14:43

Episode 14 - Law and the Internet

6/12/2017
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This week Tom speaks to principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon, and recognised expert on law, the internet and social media, Steve Kuncewicz, about calls to 'bring the internet to heel' in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Manchester and London.

Duration:00:27:00

Episode 13 - Is The World Spinning Faster?

5/30/2017
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Tom addresses the argument for accelerated change and explains the wave theory, separating speed from scale. And he introduces VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, and explains how you navigate through it.

Duration:00:09:13

Episode 12 - Securing the Extended Human

5/22/2017
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With the NHS held to ransom by the WannaCry malware, Tom imagines how such infections might affect us as we become ever more reliant on technology - or even integrated with it.

Duration:00:15:50

Episode 11 - Into Space

5/8/2017
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With the news dominated by politics, Tom thinks about getting away...far, far away, with two stories about the future of space travel.

Duration:00:08:25