The Talk About Tomorrow podcast examines tomorrow's world through the work of applied futurist, Tom Cheesewright, as he helps a range of people and organisations to see what's next.
Entering the Metaverse
Tom and Katherine round off the recent episodes with a broad discussion of the Metaverse: what is it? What are the implications? And should we be scared or excited?
Original story: https://tomcheesewright.com/entering-the-metaverse
Building an Immersive Future, with John Keefe
John Keefe is one of the founders of Draw and Code, a content studio building immersive entertainment for the world's biggest brands. Tom speaks to John about the evolution of immersive media across augmented and virtual reality, the state of the art in hardware, and how big the coming revolution will be.
Investigating the Metaverse, with Cathy Hackl
Tom talks to fellow futurist and Magic Leap alumnus Cathy Hackl about the Metaverse: the coming together of physical and digital worlds through augmented reality, the internet of things, and more. When is it coming? And what does it mean for brands?
Find Cathy Hackl online at https://cathyhackl.com
What's next? Lessons from the past on the future of social equity
Tom speaks to Professor Steven Cleveland, educator and filmmaker about his work on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's time in Hawaii and the lessons from the past about the future of social equity.
Find out more about Steven's project at https://akinginparadise.com/
Smart contact lenses: the future of augmented reality?
Tom speaks to Steve Sinclair, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing at Mojo Vision, the company building smart contact lenses for a future of invisible computing. This sci-fi prospect is fast becoming reality, another piece of the puzzle in the next big shift in our relationship with computers.
Find out more at https://www.mojo.vision/
The dividing line: Further and higher education
Tom highlights the collapse in funding and student numbers in further education in the UK, and Katharine points to the risk of a 'skills timebomb' this presents for the future.
Original story: https://tomcheesewright.com/further-and-higher-education-the-dividing-line/