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Future Curious


If you’re curious about what the future holds, the new Future Curious podcast from Nesta is right up your street. In this thought-provoking but chatty podcast, we bring together leading experts and radical thinkers to discuss the big issues that w...Show More

28:39 | Apr 23rd

Technology has transformed the way we communicate with each other but many people are still left feeling out of touch and lacking that sense of community. How can we change the way we interact to tackle the rise in loneliness? And how can we make sur...Show More

23:13 | Jun 4th

With alternative visions and possibilities before us, we explore the connection between what the future could look like, and how largely science fiction has contributed to this vision. Through a distinctive mix of installations, talks and debates, Fu...Show More
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26:01 | May 7th

If economic eras are defined by their most advanced form of production, then we are clearly living in one where knowledge plays a decisive role in the organisation of production, distribution and consumption. But the benefits of the knowledge economy...Show More

29:13 | Apr 16th

Over-prescribing of antibiotics is leading to a global rise in bacteria which are resistant to conventional antibiotics. If we are to avoid a world where common infections and routine operations become fatal, urgent action to reduce over-prescribing ...Show More

39:34 | Apr 9th

Technology is inevitably changing the way we work, no matter what the industry. As with all forms of automation, there are pros and cons - but are we doing enough now to protect workers rights and ensure technology is creating a better working enviro...Show More

41:20 | Apr 2nd

The 20th century saw huge leaps forward in life expectancy through innovations such as the NHS, major advances in drugs, and massive changes in lifestyle. In the 21st century, digital tech is set to take its place amongst these as the new force for i...Show More

29:36 | Mar 26th

What will the future cities of 2040 really look like? Electric drive technology, autonomy and AI could fundamentally change the way we work and live. With drone technology advancing rapidly, cities now have a unique opportunity to shape this disrupti...Show More

38:52 | Mar 26th

We’ve all heard of Artificial Intelligence by now, but what about Collective Intelligence (CI)? How we can mobilise human intelligence for the benefit of society, and what can we achieve when we combine the collective intelligence of crowds with AI? ...Show More

30:44 | Mar 26th

With a recent piece of artwork created using artificial intelligence (AI) selling for $432,500 at Christie’s last year, creative AI is now well and truly entering the mainstream. Could an algorithm ever write a song to move you to tears, or win the T...Show More

33:35 | Mar 19th

With so much coverage of declining public confidence in democratic institutions, how can a new generation of policymakers use tech to engage with citizens, make better decisions and rebuild trust? Joining Nesta's Nigel Campbell to discuss this are T...Show More

20:58 | Mar 5th

Nesta recently held an event showcasing ten predictions for 2019 covering health, the future of the working week, the deepening role of artificial intelligence in our lives and more. Each year, Nesta experts identify the trends, tech breakthroughs an...Show More

32:38 | Feb 26th

As technology transforms the world we live in, is the education system doing enough to keep up? Students at school today will have to find their feet in a very different workplace as the rate of automation increases and working structures change. How...Show More

00:52 | Jan 30th

Are you curious about what our shared future holds? If so, the new Future Curious podcast from Nesta could be right up your street. We'll be bringing you the first episode very soon, so subscribe now to hear it first.