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Exploring new ideas, new approaches, new technologies—the edge of change. Future Tense analyses the social, cultural and economic fault lines arising from rapid transformation. Presented by Antony Funnell.

Exploring new ideas, new approaches, new technologies—the edge of change. Future Tense analyses the social, cultural and economic fault lines arising from rapid transformation. Presented by Antony Funnell.
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Sydney, NSW

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Exploring new ideas, new approaches, new technologies—the edge of change. Future Tense analyses the social, cultural and economic fault lines arising from rapid transformation. Presented by Antony Funnell.

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English

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Episodes

Re-imagining algae

1/21/2017
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Algae could be the food and fuel source of the future. And you can even make surfboards out of the stuff!

Duration: 00:28:52


Plants and preservation

1/14/2017
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Seed banks around the world aim to preserve the genetic basis of plant life in order to help humans adapt to future global climate change. We talk with several people involved in such endeavours, and we also meet American David Milarch who gives us a lesson in how to clone a giant Californian Redwood.

Duration: 00:28:51


Underestimated plants

1/7/2017
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A new field of research called Plant Neurobiology states that plants are intelligent - in their own way.

Duration: 00:28:52


Art and the Connected Future

12/31/2016
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What role do traditional galleries and new online social platforms play in progressing digital art and serving the interests and needs of artists in the connected age?

Duration: 00:28:51


Attention / distraction

12/24/2016
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How do we embrace the benefits of a world run on the power of attention/distraction without sending ourselves crazy or constantly diminishing our ability to get jobs done?

Duration: 00:28:52


Automating the everyday

12/17/2016
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Automation isn’t just related to the factory floor or the supermarket checkout, it’s an essential part of all aspects of our digital lives.

Duration: 00:28:52


Mini-brains revisited; the power of infographics; and future-focussed decision making

12/10/2016
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Is there a possible link between the schizophrenic brain and diet? What's the future of data visualisation? And how can you optimise your decision-making?

Duration: 00:28:51


How to make spaghetti bolognaise

12/3/2016
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Social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley uses the recipe for this very popular and accessible dish to highlight the varied threats to our future food supply from global climate change.

Duration: 00:28:51


Narcissists, archaeologists and shouting into the void

11/26/2016
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Why we need to rethink our attitudes toward narcissists. Why anyone would want to confess to software. Why can't unroll ancient scrolls in order to read them.

Duration: 00:28:52


Pop-up culture

11/19/2016
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Temporary outlets suit our social media times – the perfect mid-point between the online experience and traditional bricks and mortar.

Duration: 00:28:52


Wooden skyscrapers and bacterial concrete

11/12/2016
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Transparent wood and cement generated by bacteria - New materials promise to change the way we build houses in the future.

Duration: 00:27:51


Issues of digital security

11/5/2016
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For all the sophistication we humans have shown in developing new technological systems, we’ve got a surprisingly poor record when it comes to making them secure.

Duration: 00:28:51


Drug resistance and a coming pandemic

10/29/2016
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It’s estimated around 700,000 people die each year because of drug-resistant infections & the death-toll is expected to rise to around 10 million per year by 2050 unless more is done. So how prepared are we for future pandemics?

Duration: 00:29:01


Your personal brand

10/22/2016
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Could you be sued for your tattoo? Is a career in sport now about branding over athleticism? The art of personal branding is becoming increasingly complicated.

Duration: 00:29:13


A Universal Basic Income

10/15/2016
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Funded from the public purse, the universal basic income is a no-strings attached minimum payment. So, would it actually work as a way of reforming social welfare?

Duration: 00:29:21


Employment in the era of exploitation

10/8/2016
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Overtime, internships and freelance projects - the idea of work takes on a whole new dimension when there’s no promise of payment.

Duration: 00:29:25


How to really get under someone’s skin

10/1/2016
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We’ll find out whether the psychological barriers to human micro-chipping will inevitably limit the technology’s take-up. And does the rise of biometrics open up a consent debate?

Duration: 00:29:13


The inside running

9/24/2016
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Edible batteries, ingestible sensors, tiny intravenous drug delivery craft and a wound-clogging injectable sponge - new research takes a decidedly invasive approach to problem solving.

Duration: 00:28:38


The fabric of future life

9/17/2016
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When fabric becomes futuristic: a 'gravity loading' space suit, electronic temporary tattoos, sweat eating sportswear and kombucha leather.

Duration: 00:29:06


New directions for brain research

9/10/2016
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Is it possible to modify the brain through exercise, implants or even electricity?

Duration: 00:28:49

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