13 episodes

Technology-led progress means following the latest innovations without pause: A frantic pace that can stop us learning from technology’s past. Fast Forward examines trends shaping technology from the perspective of the recent past. It distills practical learnings that might have been missed in the flurry of forward momentum.

Writer, broadcaster and cultural theorist Ken Hollings presents provocative, informed episodes with a rich mix of guests, expertise and evocative sounds.

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Technology-led progress means following the latest innovations without pause: A frantic pace that can stop us learning from technology’s past. Fast Forward examines trends shaping technology from the perspective of the recent past. It distills practical learnings that might have been missed in the flurry of forward momentum.

Writer, broadcaster and cultural theorist Ken Hollings presents provocative, informed episodes with a rich mix of guests, expertise and evocative sounds.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit www.TomorrowUnlocked.com for more stories about how technology is shaping our world.

    Fast Forward Episode 1 - Clouds of Personal Data: Welcome to the Labyrinth

    Fast Forward Episode 1 - Clouds of Personal Data: Welcome to the Labyrinth

    A fresh look at data access in the age of The Cloud. With so many thoughts, images and memories digitally logged and uploaded, is it only a matter of time before our past catches up with us? Are there better ways to store our information? Our data has been forming its own infrastructure of billions of blogs, documents and emails we no longer use.

    Ken Hollings talks with data engineer and University of Michigan Associate Professor of English Tung-Hui Hu about ideas in his book A Prehistory of the Cloud: How digital infrastructure is built on top of defunct physical infrastructure. Tanya Basu, senior reporter at MIT Technology, shares a way of curating information that might do us more favors, digital gardening, and Kaspersky Security Researcher David Emm offers ideas for safer data storage.

    Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

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    Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

    Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series.
    Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for more stories about technology is shaping our world.

    • 21 min
    Fast Forward episode 2 - Future Supermarkets: Scan Purchase for Maximum Score

    Fast Forward episode 2 - Future Supermarkets: Scan Purchase for Maximum Score

    Ken Hollings carts listeners through the aisles of today’s supermarket, where interactivity and augmented reality play an increasing role in the shopping experience. QR codes and RFID chips give customers quick access to recipes, advice on nutrition and information on freshness and origin.

    • 21 min
    Fast Forward episode 3 - Future Cities: Nowhere to Go but Here

    Fast Forward episode 3 - Future Cities: Nowhere to Go but Here

    The concept of the City of the Future has been around a long time. Dozens of cities have been refashioned at some point as global centers for commerce, culture or data. What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on urban life? Has working at home ushered in a new era of new digital suburbs?

    • 20 min
    Fast Forward Episode 4 - Human or Machine: A Plus B Minus C

    Fast Forward Episode 4 - Human or Machine: A Plus B Minus C

    Set in the haunted Victorian parlor, we look at a famous test for machine intelligence from that era and its implications today. A machine, legendary code-breaker Alan Turing argued, might be intelligent if it can lie convincingly.

    • 20 min
    Fast Forward Episode 5 - Robot Colleagues: R.U.R. or Have U Ever Been?

    Fast Forward Episode 5 - Robot Colleagues: R.U.R. or Have U Ever Been?

    We look inside the automated workspace of tomorrow and ask why machines should look and behave like us. Presenter Ken Hollings examines how we’ll work with AI and robots in the future.

    • 20 min
    Fast Forward Episode 6 - The New Space Race

    Fast Forward Episode 6 - The New Space Race

    In this final episode, space is the new place. Alongside authentic recordings from space, we visit the Moon, Mars and beyond and consider proposed future missions like the lunar space station, mining on the Moon and crewed missions to Mars.

    • 23 min

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