92 episodes

Fortnightly look at the impact of future technologies on our lives - what can we do now to prepare for the next few years? Senior journalist Guy Clapperton presents a series of interviews with consultants, technologists and future thinkers in general that takes the shorter-term view rather than forecasting decades ahead.

The Near Futurist Guy Clapperton

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Fortnightly look at the impact of future technologies on our lives - what can we do now to prepare for the next few years? Senior journalist Guy Clapperton presents a series of interviews with consultants, technologists and future thinkers in general that takes the shorter-term view rather than forecasting decades ahead.

    Mind over technological matter

    Mind over technological matter

    We keep hearing that we're too stressed because we're always on and we spend too much time in front of screens. No argument there but technology can also help. Dr. Emilia Molimpakis of Thymia explains to Guy Clapperton that monitoring of employees in an anonymised, non-intrusive manner can expose all sorts of behaviours that indicate someone is heading for a crash. But to what extent should employers be monitoring people in this way in the first place - and what should they do with the information?
    Listen to this episode to find out!

    • 23 min
    Powering the People

    Powering the People

    So many myths about selling electricity between neighbours and yet it never seems to happen - meanwhile the cost of living is set to continue skyrocketing this year. Near Futurist podcaster Guy Clapperton speaks to Jo-Jo Hubbard, CEO of Electron, about how the infrastructure and business models are coming around to enable people to trade electricity with each other at last.

    • 15 min
    AI and women - still an issue?

    AI and women - still an issue?

    • 32 min
    Sound and Fury

    Sound and Fury

    Noise cancelling headphones work by adding noise. What's more, if you measure the annoyance of someone when a contact centre agent asks them to repeat their contact information more than once, it gets disproportionately high.
    This matters when it can all be a matter of fixing the audio engagement. In this edition of the Near Futurist, IRIS Technology CEO Jacobi Anstruther explains the issues to Guy Clapperton - and looks into why the music industry still hasn't quite taken it in.
    Find out more about IRIS at iris.audio

    • 23 min
    Shopping Around

    Shopping Around

    Shopping is changing - we're abandoning cash almost without realising it and you can walk out of an Amazon Go store feeling as if you haven't paid at all. In this edition of the Near Futurist Guy Clapperton speaks to Charlie Hope, retail principal at IT services company BJSS, about what his retail clients are asking - and therefore what we can espect next! Also Guy looks at the Logi Dock to tidy his desktop environment.
     
    Find out more about BJSS at BJSS.com and the Logi Dock here.
     
    And if you wanted to find out more about Guy's media training service you can find the website here.

    • 17 min
    Reuse your refuse

    Reuse your refuse

    We are all making too much rubbish and it's going to landfill. This is generally agreed to be a bad ikdea - so of course we still do it. Chris Williams of ISB Global thinks this is an extremely bad idea and he's prepared to talk about why.
    His company offers a software solution to managing the disposal of what would otherwise become landfill but he also has some ideas about the sort of things we could all be doing to reduce waste - as well as explanations as to why waste is a bad idea in the first place.
    He speaks to Guy Clapperton, near futurist podcaster - and Guy also has a look at some of the note taking devices he uses in the new gadget slot.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

AmyRowl ,

Be ready for tomorrow’s world today!

As an avid fan of Tomorrow’s World as a kid, this show piques my curiosity of the near future in much the same way. Focusing on advancements in technology and science, there is great diversity of content with host Guy Clapperton expertly at the helm managing the focus and depth of the conversations.

Divingjon ,

Great listening.

Loving the range and depth of the subjects.

DJLJinnit ,

Fascinating stuff

A podcast with some great info, looking forward to more episodes 👍

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