138 episodes

Each episode explores how today's technology is transforming tomorrow - from our biology, habits, relationships, spaces to our place in the universe.

Think: Digital Future‪s‬ 2SER 107.3

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Each episode explores how today's technology is transforming tomorrow - from our biology, habits, relationships, spaces to our place in the universe.

    Online devices and privacy

    Online devices and privacy

    Online devices are becoming ubiquitous in our lives. Some of them are convenient, or even essential- others are just fun novelties. But many people haven't considered the security risk of, for example, having a camera connected to the internet in their home- or a doll that records their children's voices.
    In this episode we're looking at the risks and benefits of Internet of Things technology- and how you can make sure your devices aren't giving away your personal information

    • 19 min
    1800-Dial-A-Government

    1800-Dial-A-Government

    They say that nothing gets things moving like a crisis.

    In this episode of Think: Digital Futures, we'll take a closer look at how your smartphone is fundamentally changing the way we interact with government services.

    In today's world of delivery food and Zoom meetings, should accessing government services be as easy as ordering a pad thai?

    Or will ridding the public service of the pens and paper that have fueled their longevity simply end in one big glitch?

    • 22 min
    Sensing the future

    Sensing the future

    Sensors, ever smaller and cheaper, can collect ever more nuanced sets of data. With that data, we can understand our world in ever more detail. That can mean cleaner air in our cities, more efficient water usage, or even saving a rainforest species.

    • 17 min
    Farming Futures

    Farming Futures

    As climate breakdown makes farming an evermore unstable and unpredictable industry, technology is developing ways to maximise the efficiency of agriculture. This episode we look at how internet enabled devices, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are being used to improve farming practices in Australia.

    • 20 min
    A constant drone

    A constant drone

    Drones are all around us these days... everyone seems to own one, for better or worse. But should we be more wary of these flying sentinels? While they've proven to be effective in some of our biggest challenges, like wildlife conservation, they also pose massive risks to our civil liberties, and widen the surveillance state.

    • 19 min
    The Fourth Industrial Revolution

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution

    We're living in an era of unprecedented change... just like previous industrial revolutions, our current one (well underway) is more than the sum of its technological advances; it's the incredible social change that goes along with it.

    Join former World Economic Forum advisor and author Nicholas Davis, as he discusses why we shouldn't be hands off when it comes to tech, the power of AI... and just what still makes us human in this tech age.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Thought Provoking

Great Australian podcast. Well worth subscribing too.

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Tech is cool

This is a good podcast

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Enjoyable listen

Some really interesting ideas in these episodes

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