Future Tense

Future Tense is a tech podcast by ABC Radio National, an Australian radio network.

Like the WSJ Tech News Briefing, it’s produced very professionally.

The half-hour episodes sound almost like a radio documentary.

The episodes air precisely 7 days apart, and the host and guest experts take a critical look at new technologies and events.

And, once again, the show often takes into consideration their political aspects.

latest episodes

Geopolitics in a post fossil-fuel world

2021-12-05 01:30:00
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Our adolescent future and reassessing human rights

2021-11-28 01:30:00
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The new globalisation

2021-11-21 01:30:00
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Technology: Questions of ethics and fairness

2021-11-14 01:30:00
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An international approach to regulating AI

2021-11-07 01:30:00
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An update on nuclear energy

2021-10-31 01:30:00
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The positive side of monitoring

2021-10-24 01:30:00
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Disappearing cookies and a shortage of chips

2021-10-17 01:30:00
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Planning for a problematic future

2021-10-10 01:30:00
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The atomisation of religious belief

2021-10-03 00:30:00
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Should we really aim for sustainable development?

2021-09-26 02:30:00
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The Metaverse – turning life into one big online experience

2021-09-19 02:30:00
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Big tech’s big challenge

2021-09-12 02:30:00
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Our long-term battle with short-term thinking

2021-09-05 02:30:00
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Link rot, pay walls and the perils of preservation

2021-08-29 02:30:00
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AI inventors; “Affectivism” and the problem with Virtual Reality

2021-08-22 02:30:00
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Bitcoin: silly speculation or the future of finance?

2021-08-15 02:30:00
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A new alliance of democracies

2021-08-08 02:30:00
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Outsourcing, automation and the messiness of global labour

2021-08-01 02:30:00
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The trouble with Tech-driven farming

2021-07-25 02:30:00
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Ransomware – a very 21st century crime

2021-07-18 02:30:00
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A non-proliferation treaty for fossil fuels

2021-07-11 02:30:00
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Litigating our way out of climate change

2021-07-04 02:30:00
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Some foresight about the future of foresight

2021-06-27 02:30:00
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What role will hydrogen play in our future?

2021-06-20 02:30:00
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Rewilding: part two

2021-06-13 02:30:00
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Rewilding to safeguard biodiversity

2021-06-06 02:30:00
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Is the process of ageing inevitable?

2021-05-30 02:30:00
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Is dumbness our destiny?

2021-05-23 02:30:00
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When satellites collide…

2021-05-16 02:30:00
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Teaching AI to fly like a bee

2021-05-09 02:30:00
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The power of storytelling – a cautionary tale

2021-05-02 02:30:00
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Are Sovereign Wealth Funds the best way of safeguarding the future?

2021-04-25 02:30:00
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Enterprising ways to make and shift electricity

2021-04-18 02:30:00
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Locking down nature in order to liberate it

2021-04-11 02:30:00
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The Privacy Paradox

2021-04-04 02:30:00
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The strange case of the trees that grow metal and how to harvest them

2021-03-28 01:30:00
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How much change can we expect as airlines once again take to the skies?

2021-03-21 01:30:00
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Chinese technology is advancing, but it’s a long way from global domination

2021-03-14 01:30:00
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Emptying the oceans

2021-03-07 01:30:00
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Wellbeing and COVID; the problem with Wikipedia; and the future of policing

2021-02-28 01:30:00
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Brain-Machine-Interfaces - brain manipulation or brain control?

2021-02-21 01:30:00
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Hype versus reality – getting some perspective on the future of cars

2021-02-14 01:30:00
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Ecocide: making environmental damage an international crime

2021-02-07 01:30:00
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Geopolitics in a post fossil-fuel world

2021-01-31 01:30:00
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Reinventing research – Impact, outputs, and the US National Research Cloud

2021-01-23 23:30:00
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Are governance issues failing the Himalayas?

2021-01-16 23:30:00
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Artificial cities - from futuristic urban dreams to ghost towns

2021-01-09 23:30:00
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Designing technology to increase inclusion for the disabled

2021-01-02 23:30:00
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Reflections on the smart phone

2020-12-26 23:30:00
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