Tagged with “future” (287)

  1. The Economist asks: Can the open web survive?

    Sir Tim Berners Lee founded the web in 1989, and is now the head of its standards agency, the W3C. He joins deputy editor Tom Standage in The Economist studio to discuss the future of his creation.

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  2. The human side of computing - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    On how people can improve their decision-making skills by thinking a little bit more like computers; how young children can learn computer programming with wooden toy blocks; and how visually-impaired people can make better use of digital technology.

    Cognitive Scientist, Tom Griffiths, talks about computer algorithms and his theory that human beings could improve their decision-making skills, and the quality of their lives, by thinking a little bit more like a machine.

    Toy-developer, Filippo Yacob, tells us about the wooden play-set cum game he’s developed to teach very young children the basics of computer programming.

    And Vision Australia’s Senior Adaptive Technology Consultant, David Woodbridge, shares his experiences as a visually-impaired user of technology.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/the-human-side-of-computing/7421568

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  3. Digital vs Human - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Three thinkers join us to share their thoughts on modern life and our relationship with technology – a futurist, a neuroscientist and an historian…

    Richard Watson, author of the newly-released book Digital vs. Human argues that the relationship between people and technology will define the history of the next 50 years.

    Neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer argues that digital technology is not only ineffective as an educational tool for the very young, but hinders their cognitive development.

    And historian Gary Cross questions whether our understanding of nostalgia has changed from being one of shared communal memory to one of ego-centricity – defined largely around the consumer technology of our youth.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/digital-vs-human/7379044

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  4. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Douglas Coupland - Current Affairs Specials - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    In this episode Mark Colvin speaks with eminent American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who sheds some light on the universe and talks about the need to invest in science.

    In this program Mark also speaks with Canadian novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland about his thoughts on the future.

    He says some of the future is already here and discusses what happens when it hits us.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/currentaffairsspecials/neil-degrasse-tyson-and-douglas-coupland/7029320

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  5. Future Tense: Digital vs Human

    Three thinkers join us to share their thoughts on modern life and our relationship with technology – a futurist, a neuroscientist and an historian…

    Richard Watson, author of the newly-released book Digital vs. Human argues that the relationship between people and technology will define the history of the next 50 years.

    Neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer argues that digital technology is not only ineffective as an educational tool for the very young, but hinders their cognitive development.

    And historian Gary Cross questions whether our understanding of nostalgia has changed from being one of shared communal memory to one of ego-centricity – defined largely around the consumer technology of our youth.

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  6. Art and the Connected Future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    What role do traditional galleries and new online social platforms play in progressing digital art and serving the interests and needs of artists in the connected age?

    In this program we look at the role of traditional galleries and new online social platforms in progressing digital art and serving the interests and needs of artists in the connected age.

    We also explore exactly what we mean by digital art… and whether it’s having a democratising effect on creativity.

    This show was inspired by the National Gallery of Victoria’s symposium of the same name.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/art-and-the-connected-future/7296622

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  7. Future Tense: Underestimated plants

    We know that plants are living entities, but we don’t tend to associate them with intelligence. For many of us, their potential lies in what they can produce post-mortem – timber, food, textiles, etc.

    A new field of research called Plant Neurobiology challenges that assumption. Trees not only exhibit a decentralised form of intelligence, proponents argue, but also a social side. And understanding the way in which they might communicate and interact is essential for good forest management and the maintenance of a healthy environment.

    We also hear about a project called flora robotica which aims to build a symbiotic relationship between plants and robots; and we’ll meet a Swedish scientist who’s busy trying to turn roses into living electrical circuits – all in the name of cleaner energy.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/plants/7208954

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  8. The road to the future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    We make many things out of glass: window-panes, bottles, fish-tanks and even roads – yes, roads!

    An enterprising company in the Netherlands is now busy commercialising technology that could see the roads of the future made, in large part, from silica. But this is no ordinary (or not so ordinary) pathway; it’s also an energy-generator: fitted with solar cells to help it pay for itself in the future.

    The SolaRoad project is just one of numerous initiatives aimed at making our roads ‘intelligent’ – to turn them from a cost to a potential energy generator and/or resource saver.

    Original broadcast was on 5 July 2015.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/the-road-to-the-future/7160044

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  9. Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Does the digital world fall short of what it initially promised?

    When Douglas Rushkoff surveys the digital world he sees lost potential and the growing dominance of old-style capitalism. He joins us to talk about his latest book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus – a wake-up call for a generation which, according to Rushkoff, has lost sight of what the Internet truly has to offer.

    And David Glance, the Director of the Centre for Software Practice at the University of Western Australia, also believes we’ve lost our way and says social media was never as social as we might have imagined.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/throwing-rocks-at-the-google-bus/7247638

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  10. Future Tense: The language of Emoji

    They infuriate some and delight others, but whether you like them or not, Emoji are certainly getting harder to ignore.

    The cute (or infuriating) little picture-symbols that adorn our emails, text messages and online posts are quickly becoming a defining feature of the modern age.

    In the past decade-and-a-half they’ve developed from a simple smiley face icon into a complex catalogue of emotional markers, bringing context to curt communication.

    There are now even emoji for introverts!

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/january-24/6581574

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