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2024-02-09T16:09:00.000Z

Spatial Computing goes Mainstream

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Irena Cronin & Robert Scoble

In this week’s show we authors and industry commentators Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble. Their new book The Immersive Metaverse Playbook for Business Leaders gives us a glimpse into the post Apple Vision Pro world with Spatial, AI and Metaverse startups and investments taking off, and the paradigm shift required to move into this contextual world. We talk digital twins, Ai-based assistance in the AR space and how interface design will have to adapt to these new technologies. This is a masterclass in Spatial Computing, join Katie Schultz and Brett King as they host this amazing pair of spatial specialists..

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2023-10-27T14:00:00.000Z

Web 3 Futures

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Alex Tapscott

This week we talk to Alex Tapscott about his new book Web 3, then the hosting team (Rob, Brett and Katie) talk about some of the macro changes within the Web3 & Web3D/Spatial computing space with Meta’s new RayBan smart glasses.

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2023-09-25T21:56:00.000Z

Regulating AI

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Juliette Powell & Art Kleiner

As AI continues to develop at an unprecedented rate, the laws and regulations surrounding the technology have seemingly fallen behind the times. But can governments be trusted to keep AI in check?

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2024-03-22T15:44:00.000Z

SPECIAL EPISODE PT 2 – MINISTER FOR THE FUTURE

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Kim Stanley Robinson

We’re back this week with the final part of the amazing interview with world-leading futurist and science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson. We delve into generational thinking around economics and why the Martians of KSR’s space opera series have largely abandoned capitalism and traditional 20th century industrial thinking. We return to the topic of climate adaptation, and generally discuss the future of human society. Our favorite episode of the year with Brett, Katie and Rob hosting.

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2023-09-21T19:30:04.294Z

Ranking Futurists

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Ross Dawson

In this episode, Australian author, speaker and futurist Ross Dawson joins Robert and Brett to talk the path to the future. From tackling the qualities that make a strong futurist, to the tactical application of forecasting at a organizational level. Dawson is Australia’s leading futurist, but a globally relevant voice.

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2023-09-21T07:00:00.000Z

India’s Big Ambitions

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Gunjan Bagla

In this weeks episode of The Futurists we talk to author Gunjan Bagla, a leading figure in India-US trade relationships and commerce. Bagla argues that while China is seen as a massive threat to the US, India is a natural ally of the west having supported outsourcing over the last 4 decades, and being more aligned on policy. But like China, India has big ambitions and will overtake China as the most populous nation this decade. Will that translate into economic growth or does India need infrastructure investment to level up as a global economic powerhouse?

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2023-09-21T23:55:26.779Z

Brin on the Greatest Story Ever Told

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David Brin

Legendary sci-fi author, astrophysicist, and NASA advisor David Brin rejoins the Futurists for a special first anniversary show. Topics include: Wall Street’s insatiable AIs, Karl Marx and capitalism, the magic of competition, Hollywood tropes, self-preventing prophecies, the flaw in Asimov’s laws of robotics and hope for a positive sum game.

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2023-09-21T21:00:11.354Z

Metaverse and Weaponized Tech

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Mark Pesce

Award-winning author and technologist Mark Pesce tells us about the deep history of today’s consumer technology in military R&D including the 30 year arc of the Metaverse which Pesce himself kickstarted in the early 1990s. Pesce points out how consumer technology has outpaced the defense innovation, and now has become a front for a new kind of warfare.

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2023-09-21T21:18:09.156Z

Big Picture Futures

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Gareth Powell

In this week’s episode of the futurists, award winning British Science Fiction author Gareth Powell joins the duo to talk far flung futures and creating epic space operas from scratch. Powell talks through his process as well as discussing the possible future of humanity, and where we might go next.

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2023-09-21T21:39:04.370Z

Finnishing the Future

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Elina Hiltunen

In this week's episode of the Futurists, top-ranked Female Futurist (Forbes), science fiction author and TV presenter Elina Hiltunen joins us to talk her unique brand of futurism from Finland. Elina takes us through some of her more concerning forecasts on potential climate collapse, and the role that futurists have to play in setting policy responses, galvanizing public opinion, and helping us navigate the unknowns of the future.

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2024-03-15T15:26:00.000Z

SPECIAL EPISODE PT 1 – MINISTER FOR THE FUTURE

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Kim Stanley Robinson

This week The Futurists hosts Brett, Rob and Katie host a guest that NY Times calls “one of the world’s most acclaimed living science fiction writers” – Kim Stanley Robinson. We dive into the Mars Trilogy and interplanetary colonization and exploration, we tackle climate shift and the economics of the world of the future. We get some background on his early career in sci-fi, we delve into KSR’s world building and how real world places influenced story settings, his interest in fields like terraforming, geology and even genetics. This is part 1 of a two part special episode. You’re going to love it, we did!

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2023-11-24T23:57:00.000Z

The Future of You!

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Tracey Follows

Tracey Follows, the author and podcaster of The Future of You, explains how your digital identity will evolve. Custodial or self-sovereign? Centralized or Web3? Big Brother-style surveillance capitalism or liberty? What do we mean by digital identity when there is no government-issued credential?

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2023-12-08T18:55:00.000Z

What’s Hidden Inside Planets

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Dr. Sabine Stanley

In this weeks episode we are joined by Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at John Hopkins – Dr Sabine Stanley – to talk planetary science and her new book. We take a tour though the solar system and then get into the numerous surprises that have unfolded with our recent discoveries of exoplanets outside our solar system. We explore what we might find in a stellar backyard, but more importantly we talk about what we yet might learn about the earth and how planetary systems themselves work.

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2023-09-21T20:10:23.175Z

Rising From the Ashes

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Peter Hinssen

In this week’s episode of The Futurists, Peter Hinssen joins the dynamic duo to talk the new normal of constant technology change and his new book The Phoenix and The Unicorn. A specialist in corporate forecast planning, Hinssen’s insights are compelling.

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2023-09-21T20:21:23.266Z

The Peril of Romanticism

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David Brin

In Episode 19 of The Futurists, David Brin expounds on the interplay between scientific research and storytelling in shaping society’s future. An astrophysicist, prolific science fiction author and the winner of many awards, Brin also writes non-fiction about social dynamics and politics and contributes to NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program. In this playful and wide-ranging interview, Brin discusses all of his passionate pursuits. Brin sets forth the distinction between fantasy and science fiction, and he underscores the danger of romantic notions that inspire political movements.  He ends the episode with speculation about a universe filled with planets and teeming with life.

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2023-09-21T21:45:29.126Z

Living Futures

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Brian Solis

In this week’s show futurist, digital analyst and anthropologist, along with being a Global Innovation Evangelist for Salesforce, Brian Solis joins us to talk adapting to life in the future. As a renowned specialist on engagement, CX and digital transformation, Brian discusses what it’s like to be a futurist at one of the worlds largest tech companies that is increasingly mission focused. And we get into the implications of his book Lifescale as we emerge from the pandemic.

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2023-09-21T22:11:58.197Z

The Good Future

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Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard, renowned Futurist and Humanist, bestselling author and thought leader joins The Futurists this week to talk a positive future. Like many of our previous guests Gerd is an optimist, but warns us that we need a new mission for humanity writ large. One that is inclusive, sustainable and purpose driven. We dive into his new “Good Future” project as well as talking his books, the future of capitalism and the planet.

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2023-09-21T22:36:04.355Z

Humility and Curiosity: The Antidote to Hubris

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Zoe Routh

Australia’s foremost trainer of futurist leaders, Zoe Routh, shares practical insight into her business. She explains how senior executives can improve the entire organization when they master the skill of foresight. Zoe is the author of five books about futurism and leadership.  https://www.zoerouth.com

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2023-09-21T07:00:00.000Z

Kickstarting Zombie Sci-Fi

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Kevin J. Anderson

On this weeks futurist we have the return of New York Times Bestselling Author, Kevin J Anderson. In this week’s episode Kevin takes on a journey as to how technology has dramatically changed his connection with his readers for the publication of new books, including multiple very successful Kickstarter campaigns. We talk writing for the Dune and Start Wars Universes, and dive into Dan Shambles, the detective every zombie needs.

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2024-02-23T17:31:00.000Z

Cloud Capitalism with Yanis Varoufakis

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Yanis Varoufakis

Capitalism is dead, according to Yanis Varoufakis, the author of Technofeudalism. This week on The Futurists you’ll learn about the dramatic reconfiguration of the global economy, whereby profit has been replaced by rents and a flood of central bank money, leading to bigger bubbles and worse crises than ever before! Yanis calls this new system Cloud Capitalism. Find Yanis Varoufakis on the Web: Yanis Varoufakis home page: https://www.yanisvaroufakis.eu/ Follow Yanis on X / Twitter: https://twitter.com/yanisvaroufakis?lang=en Read Yanis’s Articles on The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/yanis-varoufakis