The Next Billion Seconds
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The future of tech: the next billion seconds are the most important in human history as technology transforms the way we live and work. The rate of change we will experience will be the fastest humanity has ever seen. Award winning podcast creator and journalist, Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster whose work and global connections in all things internet and tech extend back to the early days of the web. He speaks to the brightest minds shaping this new world and creating the future via smartphones, connected devices, artificial intelligence and beyond.
||CleanS2 Ep5 - The End of Utopia||The Next Big Thing always promises to be the cure for all our ails - but inevitably the high promises tarnish and all our best efforts fall back to earth. For as long as we’ve had technology, we’ve believed in its capacity to craft a perfect...||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Ep4 - Five Billion Bankers||Bill Gates once quipped, “Banking is necessary - banks are not.” For billions of ‘unbanked’ in the developing world, banking happens through a smartphone app - no branches, no tellers, and no ATMs. How does a bank inspire trust - or trust...||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Ep3 - The Future Is Local||For two and a half thousand years, cities and politicians have grown together. The city gives politicians a platform, a stage - and a demanding public. Always economic powerhouses, our cities also hold the key to an urban future where city-states...||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Ep2 - Power Tools||Solar power cost $100 per kilowatt hour when energy futurist Ramez Naam entered the world. Last year, the UAE signed a 20-year contract for solar power at four thousandth the cost. For Ramez Naam it’s no longer a question of if renewables...||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Ep1 - Where The Truth Lies||It’s growing increasingly difficult to know where the truth lies. We’ve gotten very good at our electronic fakery - from Photoshop and ‘Deep-Fakes’ to synthetic audio of former U.S. President Barack Obama so accurate it’s indistinguishable...||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep12 - Future Stories and Series Finales||What stories should we tell ourselves (and our kids) to prepare them for the next billion seconds? We end Series One with this extended episode bringing contributors from this season, Genevieve Bell, Andy Polaine and John Allsopp together...||14 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep11 - Rise Of The Robots||Driving a car, folding a towel, cleaning the dinner table - these very human tasks have proven hard to teach to robots. So, how much can we expect from this rise of the Robots? Recorded at robotics pioneer Ken Goldberg's home in San...||1 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep10 - The Playful Century Ahead||Games and play expert Eric Zimmerman explains how play has become an X-Ray, giving us the opportunity to have 'a peek beneath the bonnet' of so much of our world. Play and games are the probes we're using to explore - ourselves,...||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep9 - Crypto Currency||Working with money in the digital world has long been a game of catch-up. Paypal and using your credit card online have become the new ways we spend traditional money in an online world. However, with the rise of Bitcoin and a multitude...||3 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep8 - Original Sin: We Shouldn't Have Made The Internet Free||When the internet was born it was free and was to stay free for everyone who wanted to access it. So, to pay for it, a few little ads would be needed. Our guest, media expert Rob Tercek, who was there at the beginning, couldn't have...||20 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Ep - 3 Days To (Alpha)GO||The latest in A.I. | For thousands of years, amateurs and professionals alike have dedicated themselves to the ancient Chinese board game Go. This week, Google's artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, unveiled a program so smart,...||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep7 - Halfway Into Season One, What Have We Learnt?||At the halfway point in series one, we reconnect with our first guest, John Allsopp to breakdown what we have learnt so far. Have our experts influenced John's thoughts on the future his 4 daughters will grow up into over the Next Billion...||3 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Ep - The iPhone 8 and X||Apples newest - iPhone 8 and iPhone X are here and are more than just the ultimate selfie machines. In this special episode learn what advances have been made to make them the best iPhone to date. This episode was recorded on an iPhone...||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep6 - The First, Next & Last Billion Seconds||What was the universe like in the first billion seconds? How will it function during the last billion seconds of its existence? From the Big bang, to the importance of the Hadron Collider, Astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack takes us on a tour...||14 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep5 - The Future Of Learning||In an era of Google being available at the touch of your fingers, do we even need teachers, libraries and librarians any more? The problem is Google will only tell you what you ask it. So if you don't know what you don't know,...||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep4 - Tales of Autonomy||Technology now gives cows the ability to milk themselves on their own schedule. However, what we learnt about the cows once they had this choice goes far beyond just their ability to yield milk. Doctor Genevieve Bell, a former VP of Intel...||11 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep3 - Cities Of Sharing||Can tech connect us to each other in ways more than just socially? How can we be connected with the things in life we actually need - a car to drive at short notice, a drill to do some home handiwork, even food & vegetables for dinner....||31 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep2 -Apps, Data and a Connected World That's Simply Trying To Help||Apps are already using our personal data to help organise our way through an ever demanding world. Sometimes it can be very helpful, other times it can come across as a little creepy. Mark and service & experience designer Dr Andy...||8 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep1 - Artificial Intelligence and Self Driving Cars||What is the role of artificial intelligence in our next billion seconds? Is it a threat or is it a friend that will take humanity and our purpose to a new level? Will it take away our jobs or will it bring new opportunities in terms of...||24 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Mark Pesce is one of Australia’s preeminent futurists, along with Kristin Alford and Ross Dawson. Listen in the The Next Billion Seconds as he talks to leaders in the communities of tech, social development, culture and more and be prepared to get your learning on.
I’m not much of a podcast listener, but this is on my very short “must hear” list.
With top quality guests Mark explores the complete picture around much of the tech driven change we've just experienced and will affect us over the next billion seconds. A great interweave of tech, business and society.
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