It begins to look as if we might have been wrong. All those predictions driving us forward throughout history have brought us finally to the unexpected realisation that the future is, suddenly, no longer what it used to be. Oops.
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Writer Lawrence Weschler: Jesse talks with a master of creative nonfiction, Lawrence Weschler, about the dangers of humans’ bias toward narrative, and why the CGI faces in movies never look quite right. Weschler’s newest book is Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative. (Embed or share)
Ashifi Gogo, a Schweitzer Fellow at Dartmouth College, discusses mobile communications in the developing world - system architectures that provide levels of security analogous to well-known standards for internet transactions, and innovations in use of mobile networks for public services.