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Hosted by award-winning podcast creator, journalist & futurist Mark Pesce, The Next Billion Seconds is everything you need to know about the future — so you can make the best decisions today.

The rate of change we are experiencing is the fastest humanity has ever seen. Stay informed as Mark simplifies the complex technological and societal changes we face. How we will work, connect, use money, drive, eat is all changing at a rapid pace. 

For more information on The Next Billion seconds with Mark Pesce, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com

This podcast is produced by Ampel. To find out more, please visit https://ampel.com.au

If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 

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Hosted by award-winning podcast creator, journalist & futurist Mark Pesce, The Next Billion Seconds is everything you need to know about the future — so you can make the best decisions today.

The rate of change we are experiencing is the fastest humanity has ever seen. Stay informed as Mark simplifies the complex technological and societal changes we face. How we will work, connect, use money, drive, eat is all changing at a rapid pace. 

For more information on The Next Billion seconds with Mark Pesce, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com

This podcast is produced by Ampel. To find out more, please visit https://ampel.com.au

If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 

    A Brief History of the Metaverse: Military Metaverse

    A Brief History of the Metaverse: Military Metaverse

    The technology behind the metaverse has its origins in the darkest days of the Cold War. This ‘Military metaverse’ gave birth to the Internet, transforming warfare - and, a generation later, online gaming.

    Featuring Michael Zyda.

    JCR Licklider – “Lick” to his friends and colleagues – is little-known but absolutely an essential figure in the development of modern computing.

    Ivan Sutherland is probably the most influential computer scientist, full stop.

    Here’s a video of Ivan Sutherland giving a demo of ‘Sketchpad’ the first interactive computer drawing program.

    Bob Taylor is largely unknown outside the small community of individuals involved with the early Internet – but his work is profoundly influential.

    Here’s an interview with Bob Taylor, talking about the origins of the Internet

    Here’s an excellent documentary on the recreation of the “Battle of 73 Easting” – the first tank battle captured in real-time, then simulated endlessly using SIMNET.

    1968: When the World Began, 3D graphics, A Brief History of the Metaverse, Bob Taylor, DARPA, Internet, IPTO, Ivan Sutherland, JCR Licklider, metaverse, Mike Zyda, military, SIMNET, simulation, SKETCHPAD, VR

    For more information about this and all our other 'The Next Billion Seconds" content, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com

    This podcast is sponsored by the Digital Skills Organisation.

    The DSO is championing an employer-led, skills-based approach to digital literacy. Our offering is designed to support future-proofing the country, growing jobs, supporting our economic growth and ensuring that Australia remains a global leader in digital.

    If we are to equip our workforce with the skills to meet a rapidly changing, technological future, we need a new approach. We’re working in collaboration with employers, trainers and employees. Their involvement is vital.

    We believe it’s a better way to create consistent journey pathways and build relevant digital skills. We define the problem this way - digital skills training must:


    Create value both internally and externally.


    Improve customer experience.


    Build operational capabilities.

    To deliver on these objectives we need to strengthen Australia’s digital workforce. 

    It’s that simple.

    DSO - Digitally Upskilling Australia

    To find out more, visit the DSO website: https://digitalskillsorg.com.au

     

    Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out what Ampel could do for you!

    If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

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    • 27 min
    A Brief History of the Metaverse: What is the Metaverse?

    A Brief History of the Metaverse: What is the Metaverse?

    Welcome to the first episode of our new series, "A Brief History of the Metaverse".

    Mark and co-host Tony Parisi travel back more than a century to uncover the roots of the Metaverse. From pioneers Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer, creators of "Habitat", the first massively multiplayer online environment, we learn the Metaverse has never been about technology - but always about people.

    Featuring Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer.

    Have a read through Tony Parisi’s “The Seven Rules of the Metaverse” here.Read E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” here.Listen to William Gibson reading an abridged version of Neuromancer here.Wondering what Lucasfilm’s Habitat looked like? Watch the promo video here.Read Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer’s amazing, prescient paper, “The Lessons of Lucasfilm’s Habitat” here.Want to play Habitat? You can – in your web browser. Just go here.

    Big thanks to the wonderful folks who voiced those historical evocations of Metaverse: Genevieve Bell, Mark Jeffrey, Paul Godwin and David Baxter.

    For more information about this and all our other 'The Next Billion Seconds" content, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com

    This podcast is sponsored by the Digital Skills Organisation.

    The DSO is championing an employer-led, skills-based approach to digital literacy. Our offering is designed to support future-proofing the country, growing jobs, supporting our economic growth and ensuring that Australia remains a global leader in digital.

    If we are to equip our workforce with the skills to meet a rapidly changing, technological future, we need a new approach. We’re working in collaboration with employers, trainers and employees. Their involvement is vital.

    We believe it’s a better way to create consistent journey pathways and build relevant digital skills. We define the problem this way - digital skills training must:


    Create value both internally and externally.


    Improve customer experience.


    Build operational capabilities.

    To deliver on these objectives we need to strengthen Australia’s digital workforce. 

    It’s that simple.

    DSO - Digitally Upskilling Australia

    To find out more, visit the DSO website: https://digitalskillsorg.com.au

     

    Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out what Ampel could do for you!

    If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

    If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 
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    • 31 min
    Fool Me Once

    Fool Me Once

    A clever bit of AI software transforms my voice into a silky-smooth 'Lisa' - almost an archetypal radio host. In the near future, we'll be able to make ourselves sound - and look - like anyone else. How will we know if we're being fooled?

    To find out more about Lisa (sorry, Mark) and this show, check out https://nextbillionseconds.com

    If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 

    This podcast is produced by Ampel. To find out more, please visit https://ampel.com.au

    If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au
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    • 5 min
    Metaverse and Weaponized Tech

    Metaverse and Weaponized Tech

    With our new series 'A Brief History of the Metaverse' just around the corner here on The Next Billion Seconds, we thought we would share Mark's recent appearance on The Futurists podcast where some very relevant things are discussed!

    "Award-winning author and technologist Mark Pesce tells us about the deep history of today’s consumer technology in military R&D including the 30 year arc of the Metaverse which Pesce himself kickstarted in the early 1990s. Pesce points out how consumer technology has outpaced the defense innovation, and now has become a front for a new kind of warfare.”

    You can check out other episodes of The Futurists on your pod player of choice or right here: https://provoke.fm/category/thefuturists

     
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    • 58 min
    In the Ops Room with Palmer Luckey

    In the Ops Room with Palmer Luckey

    In this live interview with Oculus and Anduril founder Palmer Luckey - joined by Anduril Chief Engineer Shane Arnott - we look at the future of defense, geopolitics, and Australia's future in a transformed Indo-Pacific region. Have we shifted toward a defense-driven future? For more information about this and all our other Next Billion Seconds content, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com

    Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out what Ampel could do for you! If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 
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    • 47 min
    How to be a Futurist

    How to be a Futurist

    Three big transformations - one that's has already happened, one happening now, and one about to happen - illuminate the path (and pitfalls) for those anyone who wants to articulate the future. Listen and learn how to be your own futurist!

    For more information about this and all our other Next Billion Seconds content, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com

    Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out what Ampel could do for you!

    If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au

    If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min

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