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1st July 2020

Robots don’t take jobs

We will never understand the impact of automation until we differentiate jobs from work. Robots can do work but not jobs.

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23rd June 2020

Will we be growing plants in space by 2100? #AskAFuturist

Rich McEachran asks, “How feasible is it that we’ll be cultivating plants in space on a large scale by 2100? The science is there but the logistics isn’t… yet.”

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11th June 2020

The price of performance

What price a permanent position on the stage of your own home office? How do we cope when our working success is measured by constant communication?

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3rd June 2020

Change: Separating plastic from elastic

Engineers talk about elastic change that springs back, & plastic – permanent – change. When talking about the lockdown, people frequently confuse the two.

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29th May 2020

Will Strictly go on forever? #AskAFuturist

How long will our love affair last with the glitzy record breaking show, Strictly Come Dancing? When will it be replaced in our affections – and by what?

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19th May 2020

What will the future world be built from? #AskAFuturist

What are the materials from which we will build tomorrow’s world? Will it be graphene, or borophene, or materials we have yet to discover?

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14th May 2020

Your next new car might be a new brand, and a new shape

Your next new car might not look like your old one. And it might come from a brand you’ve never heard of. What will you be driving in the future?

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30th April 2020

Will nuclear energy replace fossil fuels? #AskAFuturist

In the latest episode in my #AskAFuturist series, Tim Panton asks: “Will nuclear energy replace fossil fuels? If so, will it be fission or fusion?”

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23rd April 2020

Will fake meat overtake real meat in the next fifty years? #AskAFuturist

“Had my first ‘fake’ meat burger today Tom – how realistic is it that it’ll overtake real meat consumption in the next 50 years?”

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14th April 2020

COVID-19: When we rebuild, we need a new blueprint

The pandemic has highlighted issues with both public & private sector organisations. When we rebuild, we need to do better. This is the new blueprint.

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Tom Cheesewright