11 episodes

Listen up as experts from Australia’s Deakin University take on the big ideas shaping our future. Each week, our guest is challenged with the question – if they could only change one thing to improve our world, what would it be? Host Larni Salathiel explores issues as diverse as diet, farming, cyber security, mining, celebrity, robotics and climate change, helping us all to better prepare for tomorrow, today.

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    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Listen up as experts from Australia’s Deakin University take on the big ideas shaping our future. Each week, our guest is challenged with the question – if they could only change one thing to improve our world, what would it be? Host Larni Salathiel explores issues as diverse as diet, farming, cyber security, mining, celebrity, robotics and climate change, helping us all to better prepare for tomorrow, today.

    From “Gattaca” to “X-Men” - How will gene editing effect our real future?

    From “Gattaca” to “X-Men” - How will gene editing effect our real future?

    Scientists are rushing headlong into experimenting with gene editing technology. Eben Kirksey – one of the world’s most promising young anthropologists – is urging us to pause and consider “what makes us human?” in this provocative podcast.

    • 45 min
    Diabetes – the silent pandemic battering Australia

    Diabetes – the silent pandemic battering Australia

    By 2031, 3.3 million Australians are expected to have type 2 diabetes. In this podcast, world-leading diabetes researcher Dr Kathryn Aston-Mourney shares her perspective on the disease and makes the case for a full-scaled approach to combat the problem.

    • 35 min
    From the frontier wars to terra nullius - why we need to lift the lid on Australia’s past

    From the frontier wars to terra nullius - why we need to lift the lid on Australia’s past

    Anthropologist Professor Emma Kowal fearlessly pries open some of Australia’s most challenging problems. Hear how she became motivated to improve life for Indigenous Australians and other marginalised groups.

    • 46 min
    Robots to the rescue

    Robots to the rescue

    From tunnelling into dangerous mines, to defusing bombs, robots are making life easier and safer for humans. The father of Australia’s police OzBot, Dr Michael Fielding tells Larni how he develops robots and the tasks they are likely to perform.

    • 31 min
    Planet under pressure – a science watchdog shares her story

    Planet under pressure – a science watchdog shares her story

    From coral reefs, to the Brazilian rainforests, to the Antarctic shelf, scientist Emily Nicholson is part of a global team that assesses the conservation values of the world’s ecosystems. She shares some important facts about climate change and how you too can make a difference.

    • 41 min
    Our future entwined – robots are coming

    Our future entwined – robots are coming

    A world where robots are common-place is almost here. In fact, technology is no longer the limiting factor. Associate Prof James Mullins suggests where we will see robots, how they will benefit us and the ethical questions we need to consider.

    • 34 min

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Change One Thing - Trials and Tribulations

Wow! Samantha Hepburn is inspirational. I learnt so much about the effects of climate change and how one person can make a difference. I can’t wait to hear the next one.

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