13 episodes

Theo Priestley is a futurist, author, and associate fellow of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change on technology and public policy. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Forbes, WIRED, The Times Raconteur, Venturebeat, and has been interviewed for BBC Radio and UK national television news on emerging and future technology trends.

A new podcast series at the intersection of technology, business, and society.

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Theo Priestley is a futurist, author, and associate fellow of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change on technology and public policy. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Forbes, WIRED, The Times Raconteur, Venturebeat, and has been interviewed for BBC Radio and UK national television news on emerging and future technology trends.

A new podcast series at the intersection of technology, business, and society.

    What Next For Immersive Technology?

    What Next For Immersive Technology?

    Albert Millis, immersive technology expert and co-founder of Virtual Umbrella comes on the podcast to discuss where virtual reality, extended reality and augmented reality are heading in the next 5 years, whether they can rise to the challenges faced under the pandemic, some of the better use cases for immersive technologies and why taking time out from social media to connect with friends and family is utmost under lockdown.

    • 37 min
    On Writing And World Building

    On Writing And World Building

    One for all you writers out there, I get to talk to best selling sci-fi author and writer for the Dune and Star Wars franchise novels, Kevin J Anderson.

    We chew the fat on his very first story he wrote called 'The Injection', his inspiration for creating worlds and getting them down on paper, how the pandemic has affected his routine, and whether his sweeping space opera The Saga of Seven Suns will make it to the big screen one day.



    (Marking this as Clean, there is one instance of the word BS in this episode, if you feel this is incorrect get in touch)

    • 55 min
    Life, the Universe, and Video Games

    Life, the Universe, and Video Games

    Phil Harris is a well known narrative designer for video games and multimedia projects, having worked on IP (that he can talk about!) including Dark Orbit, Peaky Blinders, Distant Star and Gateway, as well as lecturing on story telling. In this episode Phil and I talk about the state of the games industry under the pandemic, whether Google Stadia is the future of video games, can VR emerge as a new medium for narrative story telling, and that 5G conspiracy theory.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Big Things Have Small Beginnings

    Big Things Have Small Beginnings

    Who doesn't love the Alien franchise? 

    I get to talk to Clara Carija, unofficial Alien consultant and founder of Studio Yutani a major fansite, about loving Ridley Scott's masterpiece, what crossovers she’d love to see that havent been done yet, what the wildest fan theory is that she's read on the franchise and whether we will ever see a conclusion to David’s story arc?

    • 36 min
    The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

    The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

    In this episode I'm joined by William Griffin, Chief Ethics Officer at Hypergiant, and Olivia Gambelin, founder and CEO of Ethical Intelligence to discuss the fundamentals of A.I. ethics, practical examples of implementation, whether regulation and data protection will stifle or boost innovation, and whether will we ever elimate bias in artificial intelligence completely.

    • 48 min
    A Time For New Leaders To Be Forged

    A Time For New Leaders To Be Forged

    It's time to stop thinking about the solution and get back to the problem we're trying to solve. I chat with Richard Mulholland, one of South Africa's most recognised keynote speakers and business leaders, on whether every business should survive the pandemic, letting leaders emerge from the skills within your organisation, why the virus is exposing not just weakness in our immune systems but  in our business models, and why empathy will become more important than ever as a leadership quality.

    • 33 min