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A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.

    Wellbeing and COVID; the problem with Wikipedia; and the future of policing

    Wellbeing and COVID; the problem with Wikipedia; and the future of policing

    Early in 2020 we looked at New Zealand’s Wellbeing Budget initiative. That was just as the world was going into COVID lockdown. So how did the initiative handle the economic stresses caused by the pandemic. We get an update from Christoph Schumacher. We also look at some of the attribution problems faced by Wikipedia; and Elisabeth Braw from the American Enterprise Institute explains why she thinks the future of policing lies in following a model laid down by Napoleon. 

    • 29 min
    Brain-Machine-Interfaces - brain manipulation or brain control?

    Brain-Machine-Interfaces - brain manipulation or brain control?

    Brain-Machine-Interface technology is only in its infancy, but scientists believe it may one day allow the severely disabled to perform everyday tasks using brain signals to power artificial limbs. But some US tech companies have more ambitious interests. They envision a future where BMI will allow them to read people’s thoughts; and where humans will use mind power to interact with their digital devices. It’s an exciting field, but one fraught with ethical concerns.

    • 29 min
    Hype versus reality – getting some perspective on the future of cars

    Hype versus reality – getting some perspective on the future of cars

    From ridesharing to electric cars to self-driving vehicles the line between application, potential and promise is often very blurry. In this episode we take a reality check on the future direction of the automotive industry.

    • 29 min
    Ecocide: making environmental damage an international crime

    Ecocide: making environmental damage an international crime

    French President, Emmanuel Macron, activist Greta Thunberg and even the Pope have all given support for the creation of a new crime called “ecocide” - the deliberate, large-scale destruction of the environment. Campaigners argue the new crime should be prosecuted through the International Criminal Court, but there are political and legal hurdles to jump. Also, design expert, Craig Bremner, on how the pandemic has liberated design from the shackles of consumer capitalism.

    • 29 min
    Geopolitics in a post fossil-fuel world

    Geopolitics in a post fossil-fuel world

    What will the global political landscape look like when the world’s dependency on fossil fuels is finally over? Adjustments are already being made, but for so-called “petrostates” like Saudi Arabia and Russia, the prospects look particularly bleak. Experts warn of new inequalities and shifting power dynamics. They also warn of a fall in available energy levels as nations transition to renewables.

    • 29 min
    Reinventing research – Impact, outputs, and the US National Research Cloud

    Reinventing research – Impact, outputs, and the US National Research Cloud

    There’s bipartisan support in the United States for the establishment of a national AI research cloud. So, how would academics benefit and what role would big tech play in its operations? Also, problems with academic inclusivity in the developing world, and could alternative channels of distribution soon rival the primacy of peer-reviewed journals?

    • 29 min

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