30 episodes

There are two things we are totally passionate about: technology and education. Nothing gives us more joy than teaching and empowering people.

In this podcast we (father and son duo from South Africa) discuss the latest trends and life changing innovations in technology.

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There are two things we are totally passionate about: technology and education. Nothing gives us more joy than teaching and empowering people.

In this podcast we (father and son duo from South Africa) discuss the latest trends and life changing innovations in technology.

    Technology to Turn our minds into Supercomputers

    Technology to Turn our minds into Supercomputers

    Imagine a time when the blind will be able to see, the deaf to hear, the disabled will be able to walk, people with brain disease will be cured, and people will have computer-like mind power. This might seem like science fiction, but is going to be a reality in the near future.

    • 21 min
    Video gaming is BIG business

    Video gaming is BIG business

    Which country has the most video gamers in the world? Hint: not the USA.

    Video games are BIG business globally, with billions of dollars of annual revenue. The big question is, are video games the cause of violence, like the El Paso shootings in the USA in 2019, or is it all just media hype?

    #technology #videogames #violence #massshootings

    • 21 min
    Incorrect Perceptions about Smart Cities

    Incorrect Perceptions about Smart Cities

    South Africa is long overdue for Smart Cities Last  week I was invited to speak on the Economics Unbound programs on the SABC Live News channel. The topic was Smart Cities, and we discussed  various aspects, primarily whether President Ramaphosa’s vision for a  South African Smart City was realistic, and whether South Africa was ready for a Smart City. 

    Based  on the feedback received via social media, it became clear that the  general sentiment among South Africans on the topic of Smart Cities was  negative. However, most of this negativity stems from misconceptions many people have about smart cities

    • 22 min
    Rise of the megacities

    Rise of the megacities

    We are living in a time when the world’s population is experiencing accelerated growth. According  to the study, by the end of this century 25% of the earth’s population,  which will hit the 13 billion mark, will reside in urban areas. This  will give rise to cities that will be much bigger than anything we’ve  seen in human history: cities I like to call mega-mega cities.

    • 21 min
    How cities are becoming smarter

    How cities are becoming smarter

    In 2006, for the first time in  human history, the number of people living in urban areas equaled the number living in rural areas. This was due to what is often labelled as  the “biggest mass-migration in history”, where the world’s population is moving in masses away from rural areas into urban areas. Naturally, this increase in population will place tremendous amount of pressure on the infrastructures of the world’s cities like public transportation, water supply, power supply, sanitation, solid waste management and others.

    • 23 min
    Don’t dismiss President Ramaphosa’s smart city idea

    Don’t dismiss President Ramaphosa’s smart city idea

    The recent announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa about developing a  “smart city” in South Africa has created quite a stir and has triggered a  lot of conversation. Unfortunately, it seems not many people are  thrilled about the idea.

    • 23 min

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Insightful Discussions

I really enjoy these tech-centered discussions, and hope to listen to many more! My only suggestions are: 1) mix the audio a bit louder, and place both voices toward the center; and 2) focus a bit more on the tangible technology...the nuts and bolts of what will be our future. Otherwise, keep up the wonderful work!

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