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Fortnightly look at the impact of future technologies on our lives - what can we do now to prepare for the next few years? Senior journalist Guy Clapperton presents a series of interviews with consultants, technologists and future thinkers in general that takes the shorter-term view rather than forecasting decades ahead.

Fortnightly look at the impact of future technologies on our lives - what can we do now to prepare for the next few years? Senior journalist Guy Clapperton presents a series of interviews with consultants, technologists and future thinkers in general that takes the shorter-term view rather than forecasting decades ahead.
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Fortnightly look at the impact of future technologies on our lives - what can we do now to prepare for the next few years? Senior journalist Guy Clapperton presents a series of interviews with consultants, technologists and future thinkers in general that takes the shorter-term view rather than forecasting decades ahead.

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Episodes

Rare diseases and the future

1/18/2019
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There are thousands of rare diseases out there and one of the biggest issues is linking the symptoms to the disease and then connecting them all to a patient. Tim Guilliams is co-founder of Healx and with a skeleton staff, of technologists rather than medical personnel, he aims to find cures for 100 of them by 2025. It's a bullish aim and the kicker is that the company is using artificial intelligence rather than medical skills to make it happen. In this episode of the Near Futurist he...

Duration:00:13:19

The future is freelance but insufficiently female

1/7/2019
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Phrases like "gig economy" and "zero hours contracts" are rarely used in any positive sense but freelancing is increasingly important to the workplace, says Sarah Johnson, co-founder of consultancy The Akin. Her organization is very much a virtual set-up and in this episode of the Near Futurist she discusses how freelancers need to value themselves, how smarter and flexible working are developing and how managers need to adjust to this new world. There are also notes on what's happening...

Duration:00:21:58

Digital Sprawl and how to manage it

12/17/2018
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In corporate computing there are often little silos of information everywhere - and Near Futurist Guy Clapperton should know, he's been writing about how they're coming to an end since 1989. Here Matt Klassen of Cherwell Software calls in from LA to discuss how to avoid ending up with your corporate systems dictating to the company rather than the other way around.

Duration:00:23:42

Digital humans and their organizations

12/7/2018
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Near Futurist Guy Clapperton interviews authors Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones about their new book, "Alive: digital humans and their organizations", taking in a bit of automation, a lot of leadership and management offerings and a very small amount of boating technology. This is a fortnightly podcast but due to Christmas the next episode will be on 16 December. Reviews would be more than welcome - it's how podcasts come to people's attention!

Duration:00:21:41

Large retail, yachting and shoe shops

11/23/2018
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How often do you look outside your own industry? Graham Jones does and it's a good way of making sure you don't fall behind. In this episode, Near-Futurist Guy Clapperton talks to him about how to keep up to date when your company employs thousands, whether the middle-aged are as Internet-savvy as they claim and why a 1960s boutique in Tooting is still up to date.

Duration:00:24:04

Education and work - how are they changing?

11/9/2018
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Are we teaching our kids the right things and to ask the right questions? When the Near-Futurist Guy Clapperton and this episode's interviewee Dave Coplin, late of Microsoft and now with The Envisioners, were growing up, you weren't allowed to use a calculator in a maths exam. Are we doing the same with different technologies now? And how do we adapt a workforce to a changing world? Guy and Dave mull the issues over.

Duration:00:20:05

How human can we be?

10/30/2018
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Near-Futurist Guy Clapperton talks to cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist Dr. Lynda Shaw in this new podcast dedicated to looking at shorter term predictions for the future. If machines are doing things so well, how do we compete - or should we? Dr. Shaw has a few ideas on what makes us unique as humans.

Duration:00:30:04

Your skill set and your technology

10/30/2018
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Dr. Nicola Millard of BT, in conversation with Near-Futurist Guy Clapperton, discusses chatbots and how they are taking menial tasks away, expanding working lives and the impact of artificial intelligence and human augmentation on the workplace. Nicola Millard has been forecasting trends for BT since the 1990s.

Duration:00:25:17

Payments of the future

10/25/2018
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Guy Clapperton talks to Adrian Cannon of Witstock about why the way we pay for things needs fixing, what's happening about it and what businesses and individuals need to do to be ready.

Duration:00:31:37