Future Tense - Full program podcast

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A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
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29:07 | Jan 4th

Why do we see the past through rose-coloured glasses, but not the future? Psychologists tell us that human beings have a tendency to be fearful and pessimistic about the future, while simultaneously r...Show More

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Great idea mentioned in this episode: the best social comparisons you can make are NOT to others, but instead to compare your present self t...Show More

29:06 | Aug 11th, 2019

Netflix dominates online TV streaming, but for how long? Also, Cory Doctorow on how more government regulation could inadvertently make the tech giants even stronger.

cesarm recommended:

Great episode. I have never heard that take before.

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29:05 | Feb 1st

The United Nations Secretariat is now one-year into a significant reform program aimed at making the organisation fit for purpose in the 21st Century. It’s being driven by Secretary General Antonio Gu...Show More

29:05 | Jan 25th

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has issued a dire warning about the state of international cooperation. The long-standing international order, he says, is dividing and that threatens future gl...Show More

29:08 | Jan 18th

Countercultural movements, like Occupy Wall Street, are meant to be future-focussed — revolutionary even. So why do they often fade into commercialism? Are they simply a function of consumer capitalis...Show More
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