Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
Repeat: From Sea to Sky
From submarine cables to weather satellites, we look at some of the hidden technology that processes the data we use every day. (This is an encore presentation)
531: The metaverse & digital currency
Big tech has been buzzing about the metaverse for months. A deep look into what it actually is and why digital currency may be the coin of the virtual realm.
530: Human and AI consciousness
New theories on the nature of human consciousness and what this means for how we think about artificial intelligence.
A Spark guidebook on how to concentrate in a world of near constant digital distraction. (This episode first aired in March 2020, and has been updated to reflect that.)
The power and provocation of art
The strange and wonderful way art has helped us navigate our digital lives over the past 15 seasons of Spark.
528: Next Big Thing - Ownership
Many of the things we once "owned" have become a subscription or a service. Does that mean the whole idea of "ownership" is changing? Will we even *own* anything in a few decades?
a must listen!
However highly Nora Young is rated as a journalist, she’s under-rated. Smart, smooth, funny, way ahead of the pack in her exploration of social issues—what a set of gifts! And, time after time, the areas of investigation MATTER! Thanks so much, Nora! (But...I do feel nostalgic about DNTO!)
Listening for years and love the show!