Extended Reality Possibilities

Extended reality (XR) is a term used to collectively describe immersive technologies: virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. These technologies extend reality by adding to or simulating the real world through digital materials.

Virtual Reality creates a simulated environment where participants can complete realistic interactions with objects and people. Augmented Reality adds interactive, digital elements to a live, real-world environment through a digital device like a phone, tablet, or headset. Mixed Reality uses advanced computer technology, graphics, and input systems to blend physical and digital worlds.

With the extended reality revolution already underway, it’s easy to envision a future in which the lines between the real world and the virtual world become even more blurred than they are today.

To discuss the possibilities presented by extended reality technologies, co-founder of Shooting Stories—a video marketing and digital media production company—and Technology Director at IORMA Ross Edwards joins me on the podcast.

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You can learn more about Ross and his work by connecting with him as follows:
Email ross.edwards@iorma.com
LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/rossjamesedwards

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Political Entrepreneurship

Politics can be defined as activities associated with decision-making in groups, or other forms of power relations between individuals and groups including the distribution of resources or status. Entrepreneurship is the creation or extraction of value entailing change, and the risk encountered in starting up or conducting business.

So how might entrepreneurial thinking play a role in the future of politics? How might Political Entrepreneurship support policy development, implementation of local initiatives, and support wider public engagement with political processes?

To discuss the future of Political Entrepreneurship, marketing consultant, writer, and futurist with a keen interest in the future of politics Michael Mascioni joins me on the podcast.

You can listen to the podcast on YouTube by clicking below, or on the Spotify Anchor podcast platform

You can learn more about Michael and his work by connecting with him as follows:
Email mmmascioni@aol.com
LinkedIn Linkedin.com/in/michael-mascioni-7b11bb

Michael's new book on Political Entrepreneurship will be published in 2022.

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Navigating the Future—Critical Questions

In Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon, editor and author Rohit Talwar explores 50 critical questions that organisations and individuals might ask themselves to help map a path to the future. In the book, Talwar describes seven domains covering the operating environment, economy, individuals and civil society, critical sectors, business and investment, politics and government, and science and technology.

Further analysis reveals three core themes; sustainability, resilient economies, and the geopolitical landscape. So what are the most critical questions that we should be asking ourselves at the global, organisational, and personal level in each of these three themes to help map a path to the future?

Listen to the podcast by clicking below or on Spotify’s Anchor podcast platform

You can learn more about Rohit and his work by connecting with him as follows:

Email: Rohit@fastfuture.com
LinkedIn: rohit-talwar-futurist-keynote-speaker
Twitter: @fastfuture
Website Fastfuture.com

For information about the book “Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon” see the Fast Future website. 


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The Future of Retirement in the Post-Pandemic Era

Population ageing is a global phenomenon and a well-established trend. Back in 2015, it was estimated that there were 901 million people aged 60 years and over worldwide - 12.3% of the global population. By 2030, it is predicted that this will have increased to 1.4 billion or 16.4% and by 2050, to 2.1 billion or 21.3% of the global population (ons.gov.uk). 

As the population ages, the ratio of non-workers to workers increases. For example, in the early 2000’s in the UK there were approximately 4 working age individuals (aged 20-64) for every 1 person aged 65 and over. By 2056 this ratio is predicted to fall to about 2:1. So what are the financial, lifestyle, and health implications for retirement in the post-Covid world?

Michael Nuschke is a retirement futurist, writer, speaker, and a contributor to the Fast Future book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 - Navigating the Next Horizon.

You can listen to the podcast on YouTube by clicking below, or on the Anchor podcast platform

You can learn more about Michael and his work by connecting with him as follows:

Email: retirementsingularity@gmail.com
Website: retirementsingularity.com
Facebook: RetirementSingularity
LinkedIn: michael-nuschke-b3993b13
Twitter: MichaelN_RS

For information about the book “Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon” see the Fast Future website.

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Post-Pandemic Geopolitics

While the pre-pandemic geo-political backdrop was looking increasingly volatile, the Covid19 pandemic has led to deepening distrust between some nations. The tension between international collaboration - to find effective vaccines and treatments for example – and the every nation for themselves imperative has been problematic for some. But how might the pandemic accelerate and influence future geopolitical developments?

Max Stucki is a senior foresight analyst at Futures Platform, a company focusing on strategic foresight and he holds Master’s Degrees in Futures Studies and Social Sciences. In his chapter in the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2, Max posed the question, “How might the pandemic accelerate and influence future geopolitical developments?”

You can listen to the podcast on YouTube by clicking below or on Spotify’s Anchor podcast platform

You can learn more about Max and his work by connecting with him as follows:

Email: max.stucki@futuresplatform.com
LinkedIn: max-stucki-9b35a067
Website: futuresplatform.com

For information about the book “Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon” see the Fast Future website

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Three Possible Futures—Choose Your Preferred Story

Humans have a habit of wanting to go back to the familiar in times of crisis and resist radical change. But while resistance to change may be a natural response through the function of our limbic system, the current crisis is a wake-up call for society to reconsider existing norms, societal systems, and lifestyles, and explore how we might build a better future.

Joana Lenkova is a strategist, futurist, author of the interactive foresight book Choose Your Own Future, and a contributor to the Fast Future book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 - Navigating the Next Horizon. In this podcast, Joana takes us through her three provocative scenarios; A Brand New World, My Own Personal World, and A Hot New World, and explores the benefits of using futures thinking to help create a better future world.

Listen to the podcast on YouTube by clicking below or on Spotify's Anchor podcast platform

You can learn more about Joana and her work by connecting with her as follows:
LinkedIn joana-lenkova
Twitter _FuturesForward
Website futures-forward.com

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon see the Fast Future website.

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Life Next: How Our World Could Change Post-Pandemic

Whilst exponential change has been part of our reality for some time, the Covid-19 pandemic has given renewed impetus for enterprise and government to consider the future, asking questions like: What’s next for work-life? How might the crisis re-energise businesses and business models? And how might the way we live at home change in the future? 

Marian Salzman is Senior Vice President, Communications at Philip Morris International, a world renowned trend-spotter, and a contributor to the Fast Future book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 - Navigating the Next Horizon. The title of her chapter is, "Life Next: How Our World Could Change Post-Pandemic".

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You can learn more about Marian and her work by connecting with her as follows:
Website: mariansalzman.com
LinkedIn: mariansalzman
Twitter: mariansalzman

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon see the Fast Future website.

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Making the News: Checkout-Free Stores, The Metaverse, Flying Taxis

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We tend to find that technological advance happens when more players enter a market place, ideas catch on and are replicated by more enterprises, ideas are featured increasingly in the lay media, the ideas discussed feel increasingly familiar, and the cost of the technology becomes more economically viable and affordable. Here are three examples that have enjoyed recent media coverage and grabbed my attention; checkout-free stores, the metaverse, and flying taxis.


Shop and Go at Checkout-Free Stores

In 2016, Amazon opened the first Amazon Go store as a concept to their employees. The premise behind the store design was that customers would no longer have to queue up at the checkout. Instead, in-store technology would monitor and measure what customers picked from the shelves and put in their bags. Customers' credit cards would be charged with the items they left the shop with, via an app. In 2018, the public were also invited to experience the Amazon Go store concept. To date, 29 stores have been opened in various US cities and in London.   

Then in 2019 shoppers at Sainsbury’s Holborn Circus convenience store in London were offered the opportunity to experience the UK’s first checkout-free grocery store. The store and its operation was designed to test SmartShop Scan, Pay & Go technology in a bespoke “food-to-go store”. Customer feedback was expected to help Sainsbury’s develop the SmartShop Scan, Pay & Go app further before being rolled out more widely. 

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And now the UK’s biggest grocery retailer Tesco, has joined the party by opening its first checkout-free store as reported by the BBC. The branch in High Holborn had been converted to allow customers to shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout and is known as GetGo.

As the retail sector recovers from the Covid19 pandemic and embraces new technology, we might see a change in the nature, purpose, and operation of stores within retailers’ portfolios. The changes offered by the implementation of the scan, pay, and go technology, click and collect, and home delivery services look set to drive significant change across the retail sector, building on trends that have been evident for some time. Questions arise about the nature and number of jobs in the sector in the future, most pertinently, how many jobs might be lost through the combination of changing business models and automation.


Facebook’s Investment in the Metaverse

The item above demonstrates how jobs and work may be adversely impacted by technology and customer behavioural driven changes. But here’s an example of technology providing scope for new jobs. Facebook is planning to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to develop a so-called metaverse, according to the BBC.  "The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social, and economic opportunities” Facebook say.


But what is a “metaverse”? A metaverse is an online world where people can engage in gaming, collaboration, work, and communicate in a virtual environment, using technology like virtual reality (VR) headsets. It is also used to describe the concept of a future iteration of the Internet, made up of persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe (Wikipedia).

One of the most well-known examples of a metaverse (although some will claim it falls short of one definition of “metaverse” because of its closed nature) is Second Life. The virtual world launched originally in 2003 by Linden Labs and allows users to create an avatar for themselves and live a “second life” in an online, virtual world. The residents – how users are described – are able to explore the world (known as the grid), to interact with places, objects, meet and socialise with other residents, participate in individual and group activities, build, create, shop, and trade virtual property and services with one another by using Second Life’s own virtual currency, the Linden Dollar, which is exchangeable with real world currency.

The virtual platform’s economy saw dramatic growth through 2020, the peak of the Covid19 pandemic, as people “escaped” from real life. Content creators earned and cashed out $73 million—up 20% on 2019, as reported by Yahoo Finance. In 2015, the GDP of Second Life economy was estimated to be approximately US$500 million demonstrating the ability of virtual spaces to generate real financial value. It also begs the question, what’s real and what’s virtual and how might we value them?


Flying Taxis Edge Closer to Reality

How long have we been talking about flying taxis? For as long as there has been cinema and television, the idea of a future where we move around cities in flying cars has been depicted. At the risk of repeating previous predictions, we may be able to book a flying taxi within three years


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A number of globally renown and start-up enterprises are developing eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) flying vehicles including AeroMobil, Airbus, Boeing, Joby Aviation, and Rolls Royce. Air taxi operations are forecast to commence in 2022 in the Middle East and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.9% to reach 430,000 units in operation globally by 2040 according to a report by Frost and Sullivan. “The United Arab Emirates (UAE), New Zealand, and Singapore are expected to be the first adopters of air taxis, while Brazil and Mexico, too, will be early adopters by leveraging their helicopter taxi expertise,” said Joe Praveen Vijayakumar, Mobility Senior Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Of course regulation, infrastructure, affordability, safety, and traffic control will all be crucial in the adoption of this long awaited transition from science fiction to reality.


Business Leadership Skills—Navigating a New Landscape

For a number of years, “change is constant” was the mantra. More recently, commentators have been talking about “exponential change”. And then came Covid19. The combination of rapidly accelerating change and a sudden, major, global disruption has led to a re-think about how we navigate to a new landscape across life, society, and business.  So the question is, what are the critical skills required to help organizations navigate a path to the future? 

Steve Wells is a futurist, international speaker, facilitator, contributor to the latest Fast Future book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 - Navigating the Next Horizon, and usually host of this podcast!

In this podcast, Steve explores:

  1. Why it is important for leaders to be thinking about the future
  2. The implications for leadership within the context of our changing environment
  3. How a rapidly changing environment and evolving thinking on leadership might impact the future of organisations
  4. Some of the solutions that organisations can deploy to help them become "future fit"

Click below to listen to the podcast on YouTube or here for the Anchor podcast platform. 

You can learn more about Steve and his work by contacting and connecting with him as follows:

Email: steve@stevewells.uk
LinkedIn: steve-wells-futurist-speaker
Twitter: informingchoice    
Articles and Media: Free curated and original content
YouTube InformingChoices
Website: stevewells.uk

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon see the Fast Future website.

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The Digital Health Passport

The notion of digital health passports is one that has emerged as a controversial possibility in a number of countries as the world seeks ways of living with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But the question remains, what is the most realistic balance between health protection and economic activity? And what might the world look like if the use of digital health passports is enforced?

Leland Shupp is a futurist, thought leader, writer, and public speaker and he has explored the idea of digital health passports in his chapter in the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 - Navigating the Next Horizon by posing the question, “How can we best balance the need for robust public health with the desire for personal freedom, privacy, and equality of opportunity?”

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You can learn more about Lee and his work by contacting and connecting with him as follows:
Email: foresightSF@gmail.com
LinkedIn: leeshupp
Twitter: leeshupp
Website: leeshuppconsulting.com

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon see the Fast Future website.

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Technologies Shaping the Post-Pandemic Future of Food

The pandemic has irrevocably changed our world. But what might be the legacy of the pandemic for the food, beverage, and agri-food industries, and the very future of food?

Futurist, speaker, and foresight strategy consultant Tony Hunter argues that in crisis there’s opportunity; that we need to make the most of this one and use technology to fundamentally change our food system. So in this podcast, Tony addresses one of the critical technologies that could shape the post-pandemic food future, building resilience into food supply chains, and the greatest single opportunity for the future if food production.

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You can learn more about Tony and his work by connecting with him as follows:

Email: tony@futuristforfood.com
LinkedIn: tony-hunter
Websites: tonyhunterspeaker.com and futuristforfood.com.

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon see the Fast Future website. 

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Post-Traumatic Growth: How Might Business Change for the Better?

In the recently published book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon from Fast Future Publishing, Richard Freeman, CEO of Always Possible explores how the Covid19 pandemic could become a catalyst for businesses to embrace bigger picture thinking and smarter localized decision-making.

To consider the question, how might business change for the better in the post-pandemic period we considered:

  1.  The enablers and hurdles to British business "thinking big".
  2. The role that collaboration might play in the post-pandemic period and how understanding of collaboration might change.
  3. How “fluid skills” could make a difference in changing business for the better.

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You can learn more about Richard and his work by contacting and connecting with him as follows:

Email: richard@alwayspossible.co.uk
Twitter: always_possible
LinkedIn: rpfreeman
Website: alwayspossible.co.uk 

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon, see the Fast Future website. 

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The Reinvention of Travel

While many sectors have suffered greatly through the pandemic, the travel industry has suffered more than most. As travel restrictions imposed on international travel ease, how might travel for business and pleasure evolve into the future?

Hjörtur Smárason is the Chief Executive Officer at Visit Greenland and a contributing author to the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon published by Fast Future Publishing, and very well placed to consider The Reinvention of Travel.

Listen to the podcast on You Tube by clicking below or on the Anchor podcast platform here

You can learn more about Hjörtur and his work by contacting and connecting with him as follows:

Email: hjortur@visitgreenland.com
LinkedIn: hjortursmarason
Twitter: hjortur

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon see the Fast Future website.

Foresight Video Shorts 15


In this latest instalment of our Foresight Video Shorts we look at the issue of cleaner air in our cities, desert farming, recycling coffee into …. coffee cups, converting brain signals into words, and electric aircraft from World Economic Forum, Mashable, and Digital Trends.

1.  Scientists have found a 'super plant' that absorbs pollution on roads. In just a week, a metre of cotoneaster cleans up 800km of car emissions. Via World Economic Forum. 

2.  This desert farm is harvesting food using nothing but sunlight and seawater. Via Mashable. 

3.  Goodbye used coffee grounds, hello reusable coffee cup. Via Mashable. 

4.  This man is able to communicate again using tech that translates brain signals into words. Via Mashable.  

5.  An electric aircraft is cool enough, but one made by Rolls-Royce? Talk about iconic. Via Digital Trends.  

 

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Nowhere to Hide in 2025

The Covid pandemic caused authorities across the world to consider more pervasive digital tracking tools to monitor the spread of the disease. In a number of countries, a libertarian culture arguably restricted the potential of digital health monitoring tools and platforms to be as effective as they might have been. But were the libertarian views on such pervasive technologies well-founded?

It’s a question that strategic communicator and futurist Gina Clifford considers in her chapter in the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon, published by Fast Future Publishing. In this podcast, Gina describes the scenario she developed and explores some of the potential implications for society.

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You can learn more about Gina and her work by contacting and connecting with her as follows:

Email: gina.clifford@gmail.com
LinkedIn: ginaclifford
Twitter: G1naClifford

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon click here.


Shifts on the Path to 2030

In the newly published book, Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon published by Fast Future Publishing, editor and author Rohit Talwar explores 20 emerging future factors that could turn into influential shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. The shifts he identifies can be characterised under the headings; Operating Environment, Lives and Lifestyles, Economy, and Business and Technology. 

While a number of those shifts are on trend, which have been supercharged by the pandemic?

Listen to the podcast on You Tube by clicking below or on the Anchor podcast platform

You can learn more about Rohit and his work by contacting him and connecting with him as follows:

Email: Rohit@fastfuture.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rohit-talwar-futurist-keynote-speaker  
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fastfuture
Website www.fastfuture.com

For information about the book Aftershocks and Opportunities 2 – Navigating the Next Horizon click here

Foresight Video Shorts 14

For this episode of my Foresight Video Shorts, I have a selection of tech ideas from Tech Insider. So here we are looking at five very different domains; plant-based meat and leather, robotic bricklayers, brain controlled lights, space junk collecting satellites, and sustainably made headphones.

1. Ecovative Design is making eco-friendly products like plant-based meat and imitation leather out of mycelium, the root structures of mushrooms. 

2. Do you want this
robotic bricklayer to build your next house?

3. These lights are being
controlled by brain activity

4. This satellite will clear the thousands of tons of junk from space

5. Headphones require a lot of plastic and leather — what if they could be made with
more sustainable materials?

 

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The Future of Homes Through the 2020’s

In a famous and much quoted judicial decision from 1604, English judge and jurist Sir Edward Coke declared that, “The house of every one is to him as his Castle and Fortress as well for defence against injury and violence, as for his repose…” Whilst in 1604 Sir Edward was talking about strict limits on how Sheriffs may enter a person’s house in order to issue writs, perhaps it could also be a metaphor for how homes of the future may become a fortress against other invaders; infection for one.

Of course there are many trends and drivers that influence how our homes and home lives might change in the future, but given the additional impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on those trends, what might the future home look like by the end of the 2020’s?

To discuss the Future of Homes Through the 2020’s I am joined by futurist at Partners in Foresight Alex Whittington. Our discussion covers:

  • What are the critical triggers for the assertion that future homes will be different to the homes we have become used to?
  • In the current situation, it's easy to see how working and learning at home through multiple lockdowns has become a significant trend and how it alone might change our perspectives on what home is for. But what are the other underlying social, economic, sustainability, and technological drivers that might have changed how we thought about "home" anyway?#
  • Where might we see re-purposing of non-residential buildings for use as homes?

Click below to listen to the podcast on YouTube or on the Anchor podcast platform.


You can learn more about Alex and her work on LinkedIn and Twitter.

For more information about Alex’s report The Home of the 2020’s – Scenarios for how we Might Live in the Post-Pandemic Future, including how to receive copies, contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter, or by email on foresightpartner@gmail.com.

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The Future of Fake News

In 2019 the BBC said there are two kinds of fake news:

  1. False stories that are deliberately published and distributed, in order to make people believe something untrue or to make people take a particular action. These are deliberate lies that are published online, even though the person writing them knows that they are untrue.
  2. Stories that may have some truth to them but they're not completely accurate. This is because the people writing them - for example, journalists or bloggers - don't check all of the facts before publishing the story.

There might be a third category; where people believe something to be true and share the information within their network, “in case it’s helpful”.

Although the idea of fake news found momentum with former President Donald Trump, we have seen further damaging and dangerous examples during the Covid-19 pandemic. Fake news can be harmless, annoying, dangerous, or deadly.

So with this backdrop, what is the Future of Fake News? To consider this question, I am joined by PR Consultant Islay O'Hara.

You can listen to the podcast on YouTube by clicking below or on the Anchor platform here.

You can learn more about Islay and her work on islayohara.co.uk, LinkedIn, and Twitter

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The Future of Active Transhumanism

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Transhumanism can be described as “the theory that science and technology can help human beings develop beyond what is physically and mentally possible at the present time.” It asserts that “with all the new technologies available, mankind will be able solve every challenge it faces.”

But as we have seen in the past, in the hands of humans, waves of technological change can deliver both positive and negatives to society.  So what are the considerations and choices that as a society we need to make to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for humanity in an increasingly technological enabled and technologically driven world?

To discuss the Future of Active Transhumanism, futurist speaker, analyst, commentator, and author David Wood joined Steve Wells back on the podcast to consider:

  • The definition of "Active Transhumanism"
  • The radical transformations that David discusses in his book, Vital Foresight – the Case for Active Transhumanism
  • The oncoming waves of technological change have the ability - in the hands of humans - to deliver either global destruction or a paradise-like sustainable superabundance, and what needs to happen to help steer humanity towards sustainable superabundance, and away from global destruction
  • The characteristics of good and bad foresight, and the implications of each?

Listen to the podcast on the Anchor platform or on You Tube below.

You can learn more about David and his work on LinkedIn, on Twitter, search for London Futurists, and find more about his new book, Vital Foresight – The Case for Active Transhumanism at https://dw2blog.com.  

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