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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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Future Tense GPO Box 9994 in your capital city (07) 3377 5222


Episodes

Three Great Potentials – China’s growing international role

1/27/2018
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We take a look at three sectors in which China is beginning to dominate: trade, artificial intelligence and energy.

Duration: 00:28:51


How to problem solve - the ultimate problem

1/20/2018
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Neuroscientist Robert Burton reckons our brains simply aren’t up to tackling the problems of the complexity of modern life. Could collective intelligence help?

Duration: 00:28:51


What future democracy?

1/13/2018
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Is democracy as we know it doomed? And could there be alternative forms of political representation?

Duration: 00:28:51


Chatting with heretics

1/6/2018
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Moving forward isn’t just about denouncing fake news and ignorance, it’s also about rethinking some of the assumptions we have around the ways in which we communicate and debate.

Duration: 00:28:51


Is happiness vastly overrated?

12/30/2017
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The ‘cult’ of happiness could be damaging to business performance and the sanity of employees. And research suggests that maintaining a level of pessimism in the workplace is actually beneficial to maintaining a corporate edge.

Duration: 00:28:52


Animals and technology

12/23/2017
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Digital technology is opening up new relationships between humans and animals – instead of alienating us from nature as in the past.

Duration: 00:28:51


AI, algorithmic decision making, ethics and the under-representation of women in tech

12/16/2017
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Ethical principles for algorithmic decision making; more women in the tech industry; inclusion in AI and design - these of all issues of increasing significance in the future.

Duration: 00:28:51


How to tell the good mental health apps from the bad

12/9/2017
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There are more than 10,000 mental health apps on the market, but only a fraction have been scientifically evaluated.

Duration: 00:28:52


Depression, anxiety and social media

12/2/2017
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What is the relationship between depression and digital technology?

Duration: 00:28:51


The future of war and reassessing the digital strategy of ISIS

11/25/2017
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Are old expectations and strategies prolonging our military conflicts? And is ISIS winning the cyber war?

Duration: 00:28:51


Cryptocurrencies and blockchain

11/18/2017
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Cryptocurrencies enable us to transfer money with no fees and no bank, instantly. This is just the beginning of what digital currencies and blockchain technology can do.

Duration: 00:28:51


The need for cyber insurance; identifying and tracking drones; and building tiny houses for refugees

11/11/2017
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Are cyber insurance policies too complicated? Could identification technology prevent drones from flying into areas they shouldn't? And could private gardens help solve the refugee housing crisis in Europe?

Duration: 00:28:51


Designing technology to increase inclusion for the disabled

11/4/2017
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Inclusive design isn’t just about meeting the needs of the disabled, it’s about opening-up the possibility of creating better products and services for everyone.

Duration: 00:28:51


Have universities lost their way in the rush to appear corporate?

10/28/2017
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Public universities increasingly look and sound like corporations. But is it time to refocus on teaching priorities?

Duration: 00:28:51


Activism that’s less aggressive and far more persuasive and persistent

10/21/2017
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Many believe that the future of activism relies on quiet persistence, targeted political involvement and an attitude that refuses to “look away”.

Duration: 00:28:51


Muslim start-ups, time crystals and a second chance for online comments

10/14/2017
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Islam-focussed start-ups often find it difficult to attract venture capital. We’ll explore the reasons why and the potential for development.

Duration: 00:28:51


Perspectives on Privacy

10/7/2017
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It’s a “wicked” problem: how to safeguard individual privacy in a world that now runs on the trade of personal data.

Duration: 00:28:51


Conformity as a product, not just a process

9/30/2017
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The franchise model is on the rise and it’s moving beyond fast food and coffee outlets. We ask why? Is there more to it than a simple secret love of conformity?

Duration: 00:28:52


The smart home as a safer space

9/23/2017
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As technology has become more sophisticated, its use by the perpetrators of domestic violence has only increased. But the Smart Home also has the potential to make the home a safer place.

Duration: 00:28:51


Fishing for better food solutions

9/16/2017
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Future Tense highlights several innovative projects designed to help build fish farming systems that are green, clean and more efficient.

Duration: 00:28:51

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