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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

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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.

    Pinch back your pennies

    Pinch back your pennies

    The shops, pubs and cinemas are back albeit in altered forms and they need our money - which we also need because so many households have less than £1500 in savings. Good luck with that if your boiler breaks down. In this episode of the #nearfuturist I speak to Kathryn Wright of Upside Saving about how apps and open banking can help.
    The Near Futurist has been gaining listeners during lockdown. If you're new, you're very welcome - and if you're not new, you're also very welcome. Thank you.

    • 21 min
    Returning to retail - virtually

    Returning to retail - virtually

    In case you've been hiding, shopping is back for non-essential goods BUT not everyone wants to go. So what are the options for the shopper who wants to make a considered purchase so just a click on a website won't do? In this episode I speak to Aman Khurana, co-founder of Go Instore, about how technology can play its part.

    This podcast has been hitting higher numbers than ever during the lockdown period. If you're one of the new listeners, welcome! (Existing listeners welcome too, just thanks everyone).

    • 25 min
    Carbon footprints and lightening up

    Carbon footprints and lightening up

    Carbon footprints are an issue and have gone down during lockdown, so how do we continue to reduce them as we emerge? Near futurist podcaster Guy Clapperton talks to Siemens' Faye Bowser about what her company has done, what it advises its large clients and what smaller companies can do.

    • 22 min
    Hearing aids - destroy the stigma, increase the functions

    Hearing aids - destroy the stigma, increase the functions

    Hearing aids can be stigmatised because they're associated with growing old - meanwhile the effects of hearing isolation on mental health can be profound. In this episode of the Near Futurist podcast I speak to Nick Hunn, chair of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, about moves to combine hearing aids with earbuds and turn them into something fun.
    You can buy glasses as a fashion statement when their core function is to help your eyes - why should something to help your ears be any different?

    • 23 min
    Back to school with apps

    Back to school with apps

    Many schools in the UK were back this week but only for certain year groups. In this Near Futurist podcast Guy Clapperton talks to Quizlet's UK Country Manager Rahim Hirji about his own experience teaching his kids at home and how some technology, including his company's own, is going to help.

    • 17 min
    Keep on Keeping on (virtually)

    Keep on Keeping on (virtually)

    With everybody under lockdown and entire households simultaneously on Zoom and Netflix, to say nothing of the business sector, you could be forgiven for expecting the Internet to slow down and collapse under the weight. It hasn't. In this podcast Near Futurist Guy Clapperton chats to Angie Mistretta, CMO at AppDynamics, about what's gone right and what businesses and individuals need to do to keep going.

    • 22 min

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Laxer24 ,

Great Podcast and Interesting Insight

Guy has a great podcast here. It is informative and insightful on relevant topics.

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