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Mark Pesce The Next Billion Seconds

What you need to know about the future — so you can make the best decisions today. The rate of change we are experiencing is the fastest humanity has ever seen. Stay head of the pack with award winning podcast creator, journalist & futurist

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Season 1


Will the next war be fought for control of semiconductors?

TSMC now makes the best computer chips - making Taiwan a prize that China needs in order to continue its rise as an economic and military superpower.

Will the next war be fought for control of semiconductors?

TSMC now makes the best computer chips - making Taiwan a prize that China needs in order to continue its rise as an economic and military superpower.

19:14

EP110 - S1

6 Jun 21

How did America lose the semiconductor race?

For sixty years, Intel made the best chips in the world. As of 2020, they no longer do - and a company you've likely never heard of now holds the chipmaking crown.

How did America lose the semiconductor race?

For sixty years, Intel made the best chips in the world. As of 2020, they no longer do - and a company you've likely never heard of now holds the chipmaking crown.

21:08

EP109 - S1

30 May 21

Why do computers get faster and smaller and cheaper?

More than 60 years ago, integrated circuits created a revolution in electronics that transformed the entire world. How are chips made? And why do we keep getting better at making them?

Why do computers get faster and smaller and cheaper?

More than 60 years ago, integrated circuits created a revolution in electronics that transformed the entire world. How are chips made? And why do we keep getting better at making them?

19:22

EP108 - S1

23 May 21

Why is there a global shortage of computer chips?

GEOPOLICHIPS part 1: Manufacturers of video game consoles, automobiles - even toothbrushes - have been impacted by a global shortage of semiconductor integrated circuits - chips. How did these devices become so central to everything we make?

Why is there a global shortage of computer chips?

GEOPOLICHIPS part 1: Manufacturers of video game consoles, automobiles - even toothbrushes - have been impacted by a global shortage of semiconductor integrated circuits - chips. How did these devices become so central to everything we make?

19:50

EP107 - S1

16 May 21

What stands in the way of electric vehicles?

Co-host Sally Dominguez and special correspondent Drew Smith explore the many facets of vehicle electrification with Mark. EVs are finally happening - but does that make them inevitable?

What stands in the way of electric vehicles?

Co-host Sally Dominguez and special correspondent Drew Smith explore the many facets of vehicle electrification with Mark. EVs are finally happening - but does that make them inevitable?

26:32

EP106 - S1

11 Apr 21

Have Australians embraced electric vehicles?

Australia’s cities are already chockers with electric bikes, electric scooters - even electric uniwheel skateboards. Has the nation already made a transition to EVs? And what does this tell us about the future of the family car?

Have Australians embraced electric vehicles?

Australia’s cities are already chockers with electric bikes, electric scooters - even electric uniwheel skateboards. Has the nation already made a transition to EVs? And what does this tell us about the future of the family car?

13:33

EP105 - S1

28 Mar 21

What’s the next fuel after batteries?

Sally Dominguez takes us beyond battery-powered vehicles, opening the door to a future featuring hydrogen, “paste”, and ammonia-powered engines. This diverse transition from fossil fuels enables a range of new vehicles for all of the ways we’ll live and work in the decades to come.

What’s the next fuel after batteries?

Sally Dominguez takes us beyond battery-powered vehicles, opening the door to a future featuring hydrogen, “paste”, and ammonia-powered engines. This diverse transition from fossil fuels enables a range of new vehicles for all of the ways we’ll live and work in the decades to come.

14:58

EP104 - S1

21 Mar 21

Has Europe gone all-in on electric vehicles?

Special correspondent Drew Smith explores a European car market that appears to have reached a tipping point in sales of electric vehicles. Is it real? Is it sustainable? Can the power grid handle all those new EVs? Drew asks the experts - and gets some surprising answers.

Has Europe gone all-in on electric vehicles?

Special correspondent Drew Smith explores a European car market that appears to have reached a tipping point in sales of electric vehicles. Is it real? Is it sustainable? Can the power grid handle all those new EVs? Drew asks the experts - and gets some surprising answers.

16:26

EP103 - S1

14 Mar 21

Has social media turned us all into conspiracy theorists?

The Capitol Insurrection, #wallstreetbets and Facebook’s brief war with Australia demonstrate the power of social media to change how we believe - and behave. At the end of this decade, could social media drive us all into our own private worlds of fantasy, conspiracy, and fakery?

Has social media turned us all into conspiracy theorists?

The Capitol Insurrection, #wallstreetbets and Facebook’s brief war with Australia demonstrate the power of social media to change how we believe - and behave. At the end of this decade, could social media drive us all into our own private worlds of fantasy, conspiracy, and fakery?

20:28

EP102 - S1

7 Mar 21

Can we make friends with a superpower China?

Prediction: Our long-running low-level spats with China are the new normal, the Chinese superpower rubbing up against the regional power of Australia. Series 5 continues with some predictions on geopolitics in this decade, when America and China swap positions, and political power tilts eastward.

Can we make friends with a superpower China?

Prediction: Our long-running low-level spats with China are the new normal, the Chinese superpower rubbing up against the regional power of Australia. Series 5 continues with some predictions on geopolitics in this decade, when America and China swap positions, and political power tilts eastward.

14:55

EP101 - S1

28 Feb 21

Will you own an electric car this decade?

Prediction: At least half of all passenger vehicles sold by 2030 will be electric, revolutionising transportation - and energy. Series 5 continues with more bold predictions for the next decade -- an era of transition and remediation, as we work to cool the climate.

Will you own an electric car this decade?

Prediction: At least half of all passenger vehicles sold by 2030 will be electric, revolutionising transportation - and energy. Series 5 continues with more bold predictions for the next decade -- an era of transition and remediation, as we work to cool the climate.

15:10

EP100 - S1

21 Feb 21

Why will all cash will be digital by 2030?

Revolutionising how we spend, save and invest - Series 5 launches with bold predictions for the next decade - starting with the incredible transformations happening to money.

Why will all cash will be digital by 2030?

Revolutionising how we spend, save and invest - Series 5 launches with bold predictions for the next decade - starting with the incredible transformations happening to money.

17:07

EP99 - S1

14 Feb 21

What lessons has 2020 taught us?

The pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives - forcing us to recalibrate our privacy, our connections with others, even the way we use cash. Walking through series 4, we peek into a few of the significant discoveries in this series - reflecting on what we’ve learned.

What lessons has 2020 taught us?

The pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives - forcing us to recalibrate our privacy, our connections with others, even the way we use cash. Walking through series 4, we peek into a few of the significant discoveries in this series - reflecting on what we’ve learned.

29:19

EP98 - S1

15 Dec 20

What’s the secret to building a better world?

Do we have surrender our hopes for utopia, or can we learn from others who found the levers to move our world to a better place? Together, are we strong enough to use these tools to change our course?

What’s the secret to building a better world?

Do we have surrender our hopes for utopia, or can we learn from others who found the levers to move our world to a better place? Together, are we strong enough to use these tools to change our course?

34:05

EP97 - S1

8 Dec 20

Could PayPal be the tipping point for cryptocurrencies?

PayPal is the global leader in payments. Early in 2021 they’ll offer Bitcoin to their nearly half billion users, changing how we think of money. Are we ‘crossing the Rubicon’ into a time when cryptocurrencies are used and traded by people everywhere?

Could PayPal be the tipping point for cryptocurrencies?

PayPal is the global leader in payments. Early in 2021 they’ll offer Bitcoin to their nearly half billion users, changing how we think of money. Are we ‘crossing the Rubicon’ into a time when cryptocurrencies are used and traded by people everywhere?

30:38

EP96 - S1

10 Nov 20

Should a video game simulate the whole world?

We’re rapidly erasing the boundary between the make-believe worlds of video games and the real world of sensors and visualisation. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 allows you to fly over the whole world - with all the cities and countryside presented in detail - just as they are in reality. Is it now possible to “fly" through everything we know about the world - But there's even more being simulated for us to explore, from ground level, all the way up to the heavens.

Should a video game simulate the whole world?

We’re rapidly erasing the boundary between the make-believe worlds of video games and the real world of sensors and visualisation. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 allows you to fly over the whole world - with all the cities and countryside presented in detail - just as they are in reality. Is it now possible to “fly" through everything we know about the world - But there's even more being simulated for us to explore, from ground level, all the way up to the heavens.

28:01

EP95 - S1

21 Oct 20

Is there a “secret history” of video games?

In the late 90s, military technology collided with entertainment, a destiny reaching back to the first flight simulators, nearly a century ago. We have amazing games today because of the Cold War - and a historic tank battle no one saw coming. 

Is there a “secret history” of video games?

In the late 90s, military technology collided with entertainment, a destiny reaching back to the first flight simulators, nearly a century ago. We have amazing games today because of the Cold War - and a historic tank battle no one saw coming. 

27:49

EP94 - S1

14 Oct 20

Will work ever be the same and how do we hang onto our jobs?

The post-COVID world won’t be dominated by office work. We’ll blend technologies - and new leadership skills - to create meaningful 21st century jobs. Australian tech giant 'Atlassian’s' “work futurist” Dom Price and Sally Dominguez share insights we can all apply to craft a career that’s both satisfying, and resilient in a world of rising automation.

Will work ever be the same and how do we hang onto our jobs?

The post-COVID world won’t be dominated by office work. We’ll blend technologies - and new leadership skills - to create meaningful 21st century jobs. Australian tech giant 'Atlassian’s' “work futurist” Dom Price and Sally Dominguez share insights we can all apply to craft a career that’s both satisfying, and resilient in a world of rising automation.

26:50

EP93 - S1

23 Sep 20

If you car can phone home, can it be stolen?

It should be getting harder to steal - but connectivity is helping thieves, possibly even more than it helps us protect ourselves from theft. So, now that everything is connected can our possessions tell us where they are so we can bring them home?  

If you car can phone home, can it be stolen?

It should be getting harder to steal - but connectivity is helping thieves, possibly even more than it helps us protect ourselves from theft. So, now that everything is connected can our possessions tell us where they are so we can bring them home?  

25:57

EP92 - S1

21 Sep 20

What will flying be like in a post-COVID world?

Can airlines recover after the 99% fall in International flights during the pandemic? If they do, will we even be able to afford the ticket? Is there any future in cheap travel?  Airline expert Ron Bartsch takes us on a journey through the near future of air travel : It looks a lot like the past, when air travel was expensive - and subsidised by governments.

What will flying be like in a post-COVID world?

Can airlines recover after the 99% fall in International flights during the pandemic? If they do, will we even be able to afford the ticket? Is there any future in cheap travel?  Airline expert Ron Bartsch takes us on a journey through the near future of air travel : It looks a lot like the past, when air travel was expensive - and subsidised by governments.

28:23

EP91 - S1

16 Sep 20

Can we fight bushfires with cool burns?

Life in the bush can be beautiful - and dangerous. Can a simple examination of our homes make them safer in bushfires? How can we ‘read’ the bush - and heal it - to avoid catastrophic bushfires? Mark Pesce speaks with Indigenous land and fire expert Victor Steffenson about what we don’t know about the bush - and should. Architect Ian Weir then walks us through some simple steps to make a home in the bush more resistant to bushfire.

Can we fight bushfires with cool burns?

Life in the bush can be beautiful - and dangerous. Can a simple examination of our homes make them safer in bushfires? How can we ‘read’ the bush - and heal it - to avoid catastrophic bushfires? Mark Pesce speaks with Indigenous land and fire expert Victor Steffenson about what we don’t know about the bush - and should. Architect Ian Weir then walks us through some simple steps to make a home in the bush more resistant to bushfire.

31:36

EP90 - S1

14 Sep 20

Why are we seeing more heatwaves?

How can we prepare for more frequent heatwaves? The hot, dry conditions that preceded our Black Summer bushfires are becoming more common. Paleoclimatologist Nerilie Abram used coral samples to look back into a thousand years of climate, and heatwave expert Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick analysed the last seventy years of global data about heatwaves. Our climate past gives us a view into a hot future.  

Why are we seeing more heatwaves?

How can we prepare for more frequent heatwaves? The hot, dry conditions that preceded our Black Summer bushfires are becoming more common. Paleoclimatologist Nerilie Abram used coral samples to look back into a thousand years of climate, and heatwave expert Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick analysed the last seventy years of global data about heatwaves. Our climate past gives us a view into a hot future.  

24:45

EP89 - S1

9 Sep 20

Designing for Flood Resilience in a Wetter World

Fire, Floods, COVID 19, what can we expect to happen next and how can we be ready for it? Over the next 6 episodes we have put together the 'Users Guide to the Future'. Starting with the future of rain, heavier rain, causing coastal erosion and floods. How can we prepare to meet these risks - to keep ourselves and homes safe? We listened to some of the world's leading climate scientists - including Australian of the Year Tim Flannery - to learn all about the future of precipitation, then spoke with a leading architect on how to make our homes resilient in floods - and even a storm surge!

Designing for Flood Resilience in a Wetter World

Fire, Floods, COVID 19, what can we expect to happen next and how can we be ready for it? Over the next 6 episodes we have put together the 'Users Guide to the Future'. Starting with the future of rain, heavier rain, causing coastal erosion and floods. How can we prepare to meet these risks - to keep ourselves and homes safe? We listened to some of the world's leading climate scientists - including Australian of the Year Tim Flannery - to learn all about the future of precipitation, then spoke with a leading architect on how to make our homes resilient in floods - and even a storm surge!

36:17

EP88 - S1

7 Sep 20

Feeding twice the people on half the land

Planetary limits on farming will accelerate a post-meat future. Are plants the only path, or can we grow meat without raising animals? And what does it mean for food when we can grow any meat we want to eat in a brewer’s vat?

Feeding twice the people on half the land

Planetary limits on farming will accelerate a post-meat future. Are plants the only path, or can we grow meat without raising animals? And what does it mean for food when we can grow any meat we want to eat in a brewer’s vat?

29:02

EP87 - S1

11 Aug 20

Fake meat is very real

Now that we can make “meat” from plants that people prefer to animals - what will we choose to eat?  v2Food’s ‘Rebel’ Whopper charts that journey - from soybean to burger patty - via a lot of science, a blind taste test, and an ignored email.

Fake meat is very real

Now that we can make “meat” from plants that people prefer to animals - what will we choose to eat?  v2Food’s ‘Rebel’ Whopper charts that journey - from soybean to burger patty - via a lot of science, a blind taste test, and an ignored email.

26:47

EP86 - S1

4 Aug 20

CARS - The next billion bubbles

Physical distancing makes personal transportation a necessity. When public transport risks infection, cars & bikes become our safe spaces.

CARS - The next billion bubbles

Physical distancing makes personal transportation a necessity. When public transport risks infection, cars & bikes become our safe spaces.

35:35

EP85 - S1

23 Jun 20

Sudden Futures

We saw more change in March & April of 2020 than in the rest of our lives. How has the pandemic accelerated our journey into the future? 

Sudden Futures

We saw more change in March & April of 2020 than in the rest of our lives. How has the pandemic accelerated our journey into the future? 

37:20

EP84 - S1

26 May 20

Infected By Big Brother

For a century, public health officials have contained pandemics by tracing outbreaks. COVIDsafe promises to do this - can we trust it?

Infected By Big Brother

For a century, public health officials have contained pandemics by tracing outbreaks. COVIDsafe promises to do this - can we trust it?

35:39

EP84 - S1

28 Apr 20

Betabank - The Business Of Betabanking

Banks are not like other businesses - Andrew & Mark talk to four neobank founders about what it takes to launch a neobank - and succeed. Recorded live at Stone and Chalk Sydney. Thank you to all those that attended and our panelists. 

Betabank - The Business Of Betabanking

Banks are not like other businesses - Andrew & Mark talk to four neobank founders about what it takes to launch a neobank - and succeed. Recorded live at Stone and Chalk Sydney. Thank you to all those that attended and our panelists. 

46:14

EP83 - S1

31 Mar 20

Betabank - The World's Bank

Ep 5: Most of humanity doesn’t bank. Kosta Peric of the Gates Foundation explains how mobile banking transforms the lives in the developing world.

Betabank - The World's Bank

Ep 5: Most of humanity doesn’t bank. Kosta Peric of the Gates Foundation explains how mobile banking transforms the lives in the developing world.

33:44

EP82 - S1

24 Feb 20

Betabank - Open Wide

Ep 4: Open banking gives us control over all of our financial data. CEO of Neobank '86400' Rob Bell, promises this will transform our relationship to banks.

Betabank - Open Wide

Ep 4: Open banking gives us control over all of our financial data. CEO of Neobank '86400' Rob Bell, promises this will transform our relationship to banks.

28:00

EP81 - S1

24 Feb 20

Betabank - Down to Business

Ep 3: Business banking can’t be coded in an app. Judo Bank CTO Alex Twigg reveals the sweet spot between business relationships and digital banking.

Betabank - Down to Business

Ep 3: Business banking can’t be coded in an app. Judo Bank CTO Alex Twigg reveals the sweet spot between business relationships and digital banking.

32:25

EP80 - S1

24 Feb 20

Betabank - Everybody Banks

Ep 2: Retail banking generates most of the sector’s profits. Founder of neobank Up!, Dominic Pym, tells us why the best user experience wins.

Betabank - Everybody Banks

Ep 2: Retail banking generates most of the sector’s profits. Founder of neobank Up!, Dominic Pym, tells us why the best user experience wins.

36:37

EP79 - S1

24 Feb 20

Betabank - A Better Bank?

Ep 1: Can a digital-only bank, known as a ‘neobank’, offer a better experience? We ask Brett King, the prophet of neobanking, what a better bank might look like?

Betabank - A Better Bank?

Ep 1: Can a digital-only bank, known as a ‘neobank’, offer a better experience? We ask Brett King, the prophet of neobanking, what a better bank might look like?

31:13

EP78 - S1

24 Feb 20

What is the 'digital Sabbath' and why is it so important to keep us grounded?

Could a 3000 year-old practice of 'shabbat' help us tame our digital devices? Tiffany Shlain looks to the old to help us manage the new

What is the 'digital Sabbath' and why is it so important to keep us grounded?

Could a 3000 year-old practice of 'shabbat' help us tame our digital devices? Tiffany Shlain looks to the old to help us manage the new

42:59

EP76 - S1

3 Dec 19

Cryptonomics - Balance of Power

Congress strangles Libra in the crib, but Zuck’s secret weapon may be fear of the Chinese digital yuan. Geopolitics & our expert panel!

Cryptonomics - Balance of Power

Congress strangles Libra in the crib, but Zuck’s secret weapon may be fear of the Chinese digital yuan. Geopolitics & our expert panel!

44:00

EP75 - S1

19 Nov 19

What can ancient mythology teach us about our technological world?

We see superheroes on cinema screens -  but what about our technological superpowers? Naming these new powers helps to understand them

What can ancient mythology teach us about our technological world?

We see superheroes on cinema screens -  but what about our technological superpowers? Naming these new powers helps to understand them

32:55

EP74 - S1

6 Nov 19

Cryptonomics - Money Wars

Facebook’s Libra was first ‘digital reserve currency’ - now we’re seeing an arms race between corporations and nations, all fighting to create the next form of money.

Cryptonomics - Money Wars

Facebook’s Libra was first ‘digital reserve currency’ - now we’re seeing an arms race between corporations and nations, all fighting to create the next form of money.

40:01

EP73 - S1

10 Sep 19

Cryptonomics - Discussing Facebook's crypto, Libra

What does Facebook’s Libra mean for the future of money - and the global economy? Insights in conversation with Mark Jeffrey & Rob Tercek. Learn more at cryptonomics.show

Cryptonomics - Discussing Facebook's crypto, Libra

What does Facebook’s Libra mean for the future of money - and the global economy? Insights in conversation with Mark Jeffrey & Rob Tercek. Learn more at cryptonomics.show

46:27

EP72 - S1

27 Aug 19

Cryptonomics - Going legit

When cryptocurrency exchanges met the FATF at G20 Osaka, crypto wisely went legit -- finding its welcome into the global financial system. Learn more at cryptonomics.show

Cryptonomics - Going legit

When cryptocurrency exchanges met the FATF at G20 Osaka, crypto wisely went legit -- finding its welcome into the global financial system. Learn more at cryptonomics.show

25:41

EP71 - S1

27 Aug 19

Cryptonomics - Follow the money

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) made it harder to fund terrorists with cryptocurrencies - and made it safer for banks to trade them.

Cryptonomics - Follow the money

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) made it harder to fund terrorists with cryptocurrencies - and made it safer for banks to trade them.

21:30

EP70 - S1

14 Aug 19

Cryptonomics - Sign of the times.

Facebook’s Libra could be the most important cryptocurrency ever. Is Libra the real deal - and what does it mean for the future of money?

Cryptonomics - Sign of the times.

Facebook’s Libra could be the most important cryptocurrency ever. Is Libra the real deal - and what does it mean for the future of money?

43:02

EP69 - S1

13 Aug 19

Who bears the responsibility making our smartphones so addictive?

We conclude series three learning the ‘right’ questions - ones to keep front of mind as the world becomes increasingly intelligent - and hides the intent of its designers.

Who bears the responsibility making our smartphones so addictive?

We conclude series three learning the ‘right’ questions - ones to keep front of mind as the world becomes increasingly intelligent - and hides the intent of its designers.

43:48

EP68 - S1

9 Jul 19

How do our interactions with computers shape the way we think and feel?

Close relationships with machines change the way we think, rewiring our nervous systems. How can we stay safe - and ourselves - into the future?

How do our interactions with computers shape the way we think and feel?

Close relationships with machines change the way we think, rewiring our nervous systems. How can we stay safe - and ourselves - into the future?

46:03

EP67 - S1

2 Jul 19

What has got billionaires so paranoid?

Do billionaires worry about the future? Writer and futurist Doug Rushkoff learned fear of the future drives the 0.0001%ers too.

What has got billionaires so paranoid?

Do billionaires worry about the future? Writer and futurist Doug Rushkoff learned fear of the future drives the 0.0001%ers too.

35:31

EP66 - S1

25 Jun 19

CARS - the next billion challenges

Now that we know the state of play, can the automotive sector thrive? Mark, Sally & Drew reflect on what they’ve learned on their journey.  

CARS - the next billion challenges

Now that we know the state of play, can the automotive sector thrive? Mark, Sally & Drew reflect on what they’ve learned on their journey.  

42:57

EP65 - S1

18 Jun 19

What will the future of the Web look like?

In thirty years the Web has grown into the foundation of civilisation - but can we make the Web more useful, more private - and more human?  

What will the future of the Web look like?

In thirty years the Web has grown into the foundation of civilisation - but can we make the Web more useful, more private - and more human?  

46:57

EP64 - S1

11 Jun 19

CARS - the next billion carmakers

It’s the birth of ‘fabless’ production - manufacturing without huge capital investment. Will we be able to design a car ourselves - inexpensively and safely?  

CARS - the next billion carmakers

It’s the birth of ‘fabless’ production - manufacturing without huge capital investment. Will we be able to design a car ourselves - inexpensively and safely?  

43:13

EP63 - S1

4 Jun 19

Why Virtual Reality is cool again?

VR roared back to life this decade due to the efforts of visionary teenager Palmer Luckey. Luckey built Oculus, sold to Facebook for $3 billion - then got fired.  

Why Virtual Reality is cool again?

VR roared back to life this decade due to the efforts of visionary teenager Palmer Luckey. Luckey built Oculus, sold to Facebook for $3 billion - then got fired.  

42:51

EP62 - S1

28 May 19

CARS - the next billion drivers

Is our transportation future a sleek clean sci-fi vision or a Max Max redux with added robotics? Could it be hell on wheels - or heaven on earth? Learn more about this episode at nextbillionseconds.com    

CARS - the next billion drivers

Is our transportation future a sleek clean sci-fi vision or a Max Max redux with added robotics? Could it be hell on wheels - or heaven on earth? Learn more about this episode at nextbillionseconds.com    

40:27

EP61 - S1

21 May 19

Why is computing an industry largely dominated by men?

In the 1970s computers went from huge, expensive and difficult to cute, affordable and fun. Our world emerges from that transformation.

Why is computing an industry largely dominated by men?

In the 1970s computers went from huge, expensive and difficult to cute, affordable and fun. Our world emerges from that transformation.

36:31

EP60 - S1

14 May 19

CARS - the next billion tonnes

Waste? Not! Designing cars for near-perfect recycling - or do the next billion end up as junk? And can EVs promise zero carbon emissions?

CARS - the next billion tonnes

Waste? Not! Designing cars for near-perfect recycling - or do the next billion end up as junk? And can EVs promise zero carbon emissions?

38:14

EP59 - S1

7 May 19

How that moment just before you fall asleep or wake has more meaning than you think?

Humanity’s newest (and oldest) frontier lies at the boundary between waking & sleep, at the edges of consciousness, within ‘liminal’ dreams.

How that moment just before you fall asleep or wake has more meaning than you think?

Humanity’s newest (and oldest) frontier lies at the boundary between waking & sleep, at the edges of consciousness, within ‘liminal’ dreams.

34:33

EP58 - S1

30 Apr 19

CARS - the next billion passengers

Apps have turned us into ride-sharing, route-planning, ‘micromobility’ experts. We’re all passengers now, with more options than ever before. Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com

CARS - the next billion passengers

Apps have turned us into ride-sharing, route-planning, ‘micromobility’ experts. We’re all passengers now, with more options than ever before. Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com

41:58

EP57 - S1

23 Apr 19

CRYPTONOMICS - high finance and low frauds

Mark Jeffrey and Rob Tercek join Mark to discuss the JPMCoin, Facebook’s crypto play, the collapse of QuadrigaCX - and are 95% of Bitcoins trades bogus?

CRYPTONOMICS - high finance and low frauds

Mark Jeffrey and Rob Tercek join Mark to discuss the JPMCoin, Facebook’s crypto play, the collapse of QuadrigaCX - and are 95% of Bitcoins trades bogus?

42:05

EP56 - S1

16 Apr 19

CARS - the next billion RPM

Will we cling to of the thrill of acceleration, rush of adrenaline, and roar of a petrol engine? Are we losing our emotional connection to the car?  

CARS - the next billion RPM

Will we cling to of the thrill of acceleration, rush of adrenaline, and roar of a petrol engine? Are we losing our emotional connection to the car?  

36:41

EP55 - S1

9 Apr 19

How social media has been weaponised?

How has pervasive connectivity transformed geopolitics? Social media has been weaponised and is now used against nations as a tool of war - invisible, subtle, and dangerously destabilising.

How social media has been weaponised?

How has pervasive connectivity transformed geopolitics? Social media has been weaponised and is now used against nations as a tool of war - invisible, subtle, and dangerously destabilising.

43:59

EP54 - S1

2 Apr 19

CARS - the next billion kilometers

Transformations in autonomy & electrification give automobile designers a new palette of possibilities - does our experience of driving change?  

CARS - the next billion kilometers

Transformations in autonomy & electrification give automobile designers a new palette of possibilities - does our experience of driving change?  

43:59

EP53 - S1

26 Mar 19

How has social media changed politics - for better and for worse?

Social media created a new openness in political discourse - for a brief moment. How can governments, social media and democracy co-exist?

How has social media changed politics - for better and for worse?

Social media created a new openness in political discourse - for a brief moment. How can governments, social media and democracy co-exist?

37:21

EP51 - S1

19 Mar 19

CARS - the next billion volts

Tesla drove electric vehicles from impractical to inevitable. Powertrains will soon feature a mix of hydrocarbons, hydrogen - and batteries.  

CARS - the next billion volts

Tesla drove electric vehicles from impractical to inevitable. Powertrains will soon feature a mix of hydrocarbons, hydrogen - and batteries.  

42:32

EP51 - S1

12 Mar 19

Is Virtual Reality the future of entertainment?

100 years ago, cinema became the vehicle of our cultural imagination. It’s happening again with VR & new studio owners are leading the way.

Is Virtual Reality the future of entertainment?

100 years ago, cinema became the vehicle of our cultural imagination. It’s happening again with VR & new studio owners are leading the way.

46:07

EP50 - S1

5 Mar 19

CARS - the next billion robots

How long until we have self-driving cars? Drew details autonomy, Mark goes for a LIDAR ride & Sally learns about a software back-seat driver.

CARS - the next billion robots

How long until we have self-driving cars? Drew details autonomy, Mark goes for a LIDAR ride & Sally learns about a software back-seat driver.

39:21

EP49 - S1

26 Feb 19

What does the future hold for a child born today?

In ‘cooversation’ with a newborn, we explore the year 2100: climate change, intelligent computers, editable biology, new tools and new trials.

What does the future hold for a child born today?

In ‘cooversation’ with a newborn, we explore the year 2100: climate change, intelligent computers, editable biology, new tools and new trials.

36:47

EP48 - S1

19 Feb 19

CARS - the next billion problems

CES portrays a futuristic auto industry. Detroit holds onto past glories. Everything automotive is changing: can problems become opportunities? Welcome to The Next Billion CARS  

CARS - the next billion problems

CES portrays a futuristic auto industry. Detroit holds onto past glories. Everything automotive is changing: can problems become opportunities? Welcome to The Next Billion CARS  

39:07

EP47 - S1

12 Feb 19

Does the mind behind 'the Singularity' believe in the rise of the machines?

Over a billion seconds ago, author Vernor Vinge conceived of a “Technological Singularity”, when our machines outthink us. Should we worry?

Does the mind behind 'the Singularity' believe in the rise of the machines?

Over a billion seconds ago, author Vernor Vinge conceived of a “Technological Singularity”, when our machines outthink us. Should we worry?

40:16

EP46 - S1

5 Feb 19

Cryptonomics - news special

Cryptocurrency pioneer Mark Jeffrey & "Vaporised" author Robert Tercek on the ICO collapse, Facebook’s and Sweden's cryptocurrency, plus more!

Cryptonomics - news special

Cryptocurrency pioneer Mark Jeffrey & "Vaporised" author Robert Tercek on the ICO collapse, Facebook’s and Sweden's cryptocurrency, plus more!

44:38

EP45 - S1

17 Jan 19

The Next Billion Gadgets - Augmented Realities

VR pioneer Tony Parisi tours CES to discover 'cybershoes', augmented reality spectacles, 3D cameras and explores how 5G will transform media. Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com

The Next Billion Gadgets - Augmented Realities

VR pioneer Tony Parisi tours CES to discover 'cybershoes', augmented reality spectacles, 3D cameras and explores how 5G will transform media. Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com

37:00

EP44 - S1

15 Jan 19

The Next Billion Gadgets - cars

CES has become a key automotive conference. Automotive journalist Sally Dominguez explores a new generation of connected, autonomous - and helpful - vehicles Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com

The Next Billion Gadgets - cars

CES has become a key automotive conference. Automotive journalist Sally Dominguez explores a new generation of connected, autonomous - and helpful - vehicles Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com

41:27

EP43 - S1

13 Jan 19

The Next Billion Gadgets - AI goes home

From faucets you can speak with, to lawnmowers that drive themselves - artificial intelligence is everywhere at CES 2019 Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com  

The Next Billion Gadgets - AI goes home

From faucets you can speak with, to lawnmowers that drive themselves - artificial intelligence is everywhere at CES 2019 Head to the website: nextbillionseconds.com  

25:45

EP42 - S1

10 Jan 19

1968: When The World Began - return to a square

50 years later, both creators and keepers of the flame for the ‘Mother of All Demos’ reflect on how 1968 changed the world - for all of us.

1968: When The World Began - return to a square

50 years later, both creators and keepers of the flame for the ‘Mother of All Demos’ reflect on how 1968 changed the world - for all of us.

29:40

EP41 - S1

17 Dec 18

1968: When The World Began - the mother of all demos

9 December 1968, modern computing begins with a ‘Big Bang’ — visionary Douglas Engelbart’s demo of a system designed to make everyone smarter.

1968: When The World Began - the mother of all demos

9 December 1968, modern computing begins with a ‘Big Bang’ — visionary Douglas Engelbart’s demo of a system designed to make everyone smarter.

28:44

EP40 - S1

6 Dec 18

1968: When The World Began - sword of damocles

The Einstein of interactivity, Ivan Sutherland conceived of ‘drawing’ onto a computer screen - going on to create the ‘ultimate display

1968: When The World Began - sword of damocles

The Einstein of interactivity, Ivan Sutherland conceived of ‘drawing’ onto a computer screen - going on to create the ‘ultimate display

29:43

EP39 - S1

29 Nov 18

1968: When The World Began - The pivot

In ‘Cybernetic Serendipity’, the first exhibition of computer art, curator Jasia Reichardt presented a world where computers create with us

1968: When The World Began - The pivot

In ‘Cybernetic Serendipity’, the first exhibition of computer art, curator Jasia Reichardt presented a world where computers create with us

32:04

EP38 - S1

22 Nov 18

How can we use peer to peer tools to 'share the wealth'?

Michel Bauwen’s P2P (peer to peer) foundation helps humanity share the best ideas at global scale, giving us a leg up through some tight years ahead

How can we use peer to peer tools to 'share the wealth'?

Michel Bauwen’s P2P (peer to peer) foundation helps humanity share the best ideas at global scale, giving us a leg up through some tight years ahead

44:56

EP37 - S1

14 Nov 18

Cryptonomics - the Satoshi decade

Four innovators discuss with host Mark Pesce the incredible innovations flowing from Satoshi Nakamoto’s first whitepaper on Bitcoin, published ten years ago.

Cryptonomics - the Satoshi decade

Four innovators discuss with host Mark Pesce the incredible innovations flowing from Satoshi Nakamoto’s first whitepaper on Bitcoin, published ten years ago.

53:43

EP36 - S1

31 Oct 18

Cryptonomics - Joe Lubin, Etherium and Consensys

Host Mark Pesce interviews Joe Lubin, co-creator of Ethereum, and ‘godfather’ of the smart contract, tracing an arc from Princeton to ConsenSys.

Cryptonomics - Joe Lubin, Etherium and Consensys

Host Mark Pesce interviews Joe Lubin, co-creator of Ethereum, and ‘godfather’ of the smart contract, tracing an arc from Princeton to ConsenSys.

48:51

EP35 - S1

24 Oct 18

Cryptonomics - cryptopia

Fanatical belief in cryptocurrencies lead to the perfect becoming the enemy of the good. Michel Bauwens chats to host Mark Pesce and takes us on a tour of what's good.

Cryptonomics - cryptopia

Fanatical belief in cryptocurrencies lead to the perfect becoming the enemy of the good. Michel Bauwens chats to host Mark Pesce and takes us on a tour of what's good.

30:29

EP34 - S1

16 Oct 18

Cryptonomics - good buys

Join host Mark Pesce as he discusses why ICOs are risky investments - CRYPTONOMICS looks at how their pitches play on our wishes for a better world, to get us to part with our cash.

Cryptonomics - good buys

Join host Mark Pesce as he discusses why ICOs are risky investments - CRYPTONOMICS looks at how their pitches play on our wishes for a better world, to get us to part with our cash.

22:27

EP33 - S1

9 Oct 18

Cryptonomics - Fedcoins and Stablecoins

Join host Mark Pesce as he discusses how businesses risk big losses accepting cryptocurrency payments. Do we need a ‘stablecoin’ that holds its value - or government ‘fedcoins’?

Cryptonomics - Fedcoins and Stablecoins

Join host Mark Pesce as he discusses how businesses risk big losses accepting cryptocurrency payments. Do we need a ‘stablecoin’ that holds its value - or government ‘fedcoins’?

33:32

EP32 - S1

2 Oct 18

What have we learned about the way hate spreads online - and what can be done about it?

Social media promised a voice for the marginalised and powerless. Danah Boyd shows us how our voices - amplified - redefined power.

What have we learned about the way hate spreads online - and what can be done about it?

Social media promised a voice for the marginalised and powerless. Danah Boyd shows us how our voices - amplified - redefined power.

43:51

EP31 - S1

25 Sep 18

How do news organisations survive - even thrive - when everything moves online?

Jay Rosen opens a window onto a world where the next billion seconds of journalism grows from a foundation of trust and relationships.

How do news organisations survive - even thrive - when everything moves online?

Jay Rosen opens a window onto a world where the next billion seconds of journalism grows from a foundation of trust and relationships.

41:25

EP30 - S1

11 Sep 18

Cryptonomics - smart money

Join host Mark Pesce as he discusses how cryptocurrencies blended with computer code create powerful ‘smart contracts’ - money that can think for itself - and act on its own!

Cryptonomics - smart money

Join host Mark Pesce as he discusses how cryptocurrencies blended with computer code create powerful ‘smart contracts’ - money that can think for itself - and act on its own!

33:46

EP29 - S1

25 Aug 18

Cryptonomics - Tokenomics

Join host Mark Pesce as he explores the explosive growth of ‘initial coin offerings’ offers an opportunity to evaluate them, looking for a sweet spot of product design & market.

Cryptonomics - Tokenomics

Join host Mark Pesce as he explores the explosive growth of ‘initial coin offerings’ offers an opportunity to evaluate them, looking for a sweet spot of product design & market.

38:32

EP28 - S1

25 Aug 18

Cryptonomics - the business of blockchains

Host Mark Pesce explains how blockchains can revolutionise agribusiness, insurance, computer security, even academic credentialing -- touching most parts of our lives.

Cryptonomics - the business of blockchains

Host Mark Pesce explains how blockchains can revolutionise agribusiness, insurance, computer security, even academic credentialing -- touching most parts of our lives.

33:59

EP27 - S1

25 Aug 18

Cryptonomics - bananas for Bitcoin

The world’s gone bananas for Bitcoin. Why do folks treat it like money? Host Mark Pesce explores the clever way Bitcoin employs consensus to create value.

Cryptonomics - bananas for Bitcoin

The world’s gone bananas for Bitcoin. Why do folks treat it like money? Host Mark Pesce explores the clever way Bitcoin employs consensus to create value.

40:31

EP26 - S1

25 Aug 18

Cryptonomics - blockchain beginnings

In an easy-to-understand example with host Mark Pesce, learn how blockchains keep the books balanced - and lay the foundation for a revolution in finance.

Cryptonomics - blockchain beginnings

In an easy-to-understand example with host Mark Pesce, learn how blockchains keep the books balanced - and lay the foundation for a revolution in finance.

33:28

EP25 - S1

25 Aug 18

As everything physical 'vaporises' into being digital, what happens to the news media?

Returning guest Rob Tercek shows how software turned newspaper into web pages - vaporising business models that kept us well informed  

As everything physical 'vaporises' into being digital, what happens to the news media?

Returning guest Rob Tercek shows how software turned newspaper into web pages - vaporising business models that kept us well informed  

47:36

EP24 - S1

21 Aug 18

Can we build 'quantum' computers capable of curing cancer?

In our world, you flip a coin and it comes up either heads or tails. But in the spooky quantum world – that’s everything from a single atom all the way up to a small virus – that coin can come up both heads AND tails, depending on how you read it. So which is it? Heads? Tails? Both? Neither?  

Can we build 'quantum' computers capable of curing cancer?

In our world, you flip a coin and it comes up either heads or tails. But in the spooky quantum world – that’s everything from a single atom all the way up to a small virus – that coin can come up both heads AND tails, depending on how you read it. So which is it? Heads? Tails? Both? Neither?  

36:01

EP23 - S1

7 Aug 18

The last days of reality pt 2: Could Facebook build the perfect surveillance machine?

Is daily augmented reality closer than we think?  Back in July 2016, 'Pokémon Go' opened the doors to the brave new world of augmented reality - an 'overnight success' fifty years in the making. With companies like Magic Leap and Facebook working hard to create augmented reality ‘spectacles’, the next billion seconds will see us put our smartphones down and placing the screen over our eyes instead. But who will be controlling our new, 'improved' reality? 

The last days of reality pt 2: Could Facebook build the perfect surveillance machine?

Is daily augmented reality closer than we think?  Back in July 2016, 'Pokémon Go' opened the doors to the brave new world of augmented reality - an 'overnight success' fifty years in the making. With companies like Magic Leap and Facebook working hard to create augmented reality ‘spectacles’, the next billion seconds will see us put our smartphones down and placing the screen over our eyes instead. But who will be controlling our new, 'improved' reality? 

31:50

EP22 - S1

17 Jul 18

The last days of reality pt 1: Is Facebook manipulating how we feel?

Why is it so hard to tear ourselves away from Facebook’s feed? What is it feeding us that makes it so addictive? The power of artificial intelligence combined with the eternal surveillance of the smartphone made a monster out of Zuck’s social network - but has it divided us more than it united us? How are people using this social network to spread fake news? How is fake news being weaponised to change the way we vote? All of these questions - and much more - are answered in our special two-part episode, “The Last Days of Reality”  

The last days of reality pt 1: Is Facebook manipulating how we feel?

Why is it so hard to tear ourselves away from Facebook’s feed? What is it feeding us that makes it so addictive? The power of artificial intelligence combined with the eternal surveillance of the smartphone made a monster out of Zuck’s social network - but has it divided us more than it united us? How are people using this social network to spread fake news? How is fake news being weaponised to change the way we vote? All of these questions - and much more - are answered in our special two-part episode, “The Last Days of Reality”  

26:34

EP21 - S1

19 Jun 18

How will virtual reality change the way we communicate -- and design our kitchens?

Like artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR) is one of those twenty-year ‘overnight success’ stories. For longer than that, VR pioneer Tony Parisi has been probing the boundaries of computer graphics, interactivity and illusion to create the next generation of technologies that immerse us in the experiences of new worlds. He tells us why VR has finally come of age - and what’s coming next, as ‘augmented reality’ integrates ‘consensual hallucinations’ into our daily lives.

How will virtual reality change the way we communicate -- and design our kitchens?

Like artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR) is one of those twenty-year ‘overnight success’ stories. For longer than that, VR pioneer Tony Parisi has been probing the boundaries of computer graphics, interactivity and illusion to create the next generation of technologies that immerse us in the experiences of new worlds. He tells us why VR has finally come of age - and what’s coming next, as ‘augmented reality’ integrates ‘consensual hallucinations’ into our daily lives.

39:42

EP20 - S1

29 May 18

Why do we need to believe the future holds the answers to all our problems?

The Next Big Thing always promises to be the cure for all our ails - but inevitably the high promises tarnish and all our best efforts fall back to earth. For as long as we’ve had technology, we’ve believed in its capacity to craft a perfect world - even though we ourselves are far from perfect. Author and philosopher Erik Davis has spent twenty years dissecting our attitudes toward technology, utopia and belief - and writes about a future where we ‘wise up’ enough to understand the human value of our imperfections.

Why do we need to believe the future holds the answers to all our problems?

The Next Big Thing always promises to be the cure for all our ails - but inevitably the high promises tarnish and all our best efforts fall back to earth. For as long as we’ve had technology, we’ve believed in its capacity to craft a perfect world - even though we ourselves are far from perfect. Author and philosopher Erik Davis has spent twenty years dissecting our attitudes toward technology, utopia and belief - and writes about a future where we ‘wise up’ enough to understand the human value of our imperfections.

45:05

EP19 - S1

15 May 18

When everyone has a smartphone, what happens to how we save & spend?

Bill Gates once quipped, “Banking is necessary - banks are not.” For billions of ‘unbanked’ in the developing world, banking happens through a smartphone app - no branches, no tellers, and no ATMs. How does a bank inspire trust - or trust its customers - when it’s all inside a smartphone? Banking futurist Andrew Davis shares his vision of a future where banks protect privacy as well as your money, a world where everyone, everywhere becomes a banker.

When everyone has a smartphone, what happens to how we save & spend?

Bill Gates once quipped, “Banking is necessary - banks are not.” For billions of ‘unbanked’ in the developing world, banking happens through a smartphone app - no branches, no tellers, and no ATMs. How does a bank inspire trust - or trust its customers - when it’s all inside a smartphone? Banking futurist Andrew Davis shares his vision of a future where banks protect privacy as well as your money, a world where everyone, everywhere becomes a banker.

38:28

EP18 - S1

1 May 18

Why have cities become the red-hot centers of creativity and innovation?

For two and a half thousand years, cities and politicians have grown together. The city gives politicians a platform, a stage - and a demanding public. Always economic powerhouses, our cities also hold the key to an urban future where city-states like Singapore rise in prominence. We talk to Sydney City Councillor Jess Scully about how best to grow a ‘world city’ like Sydney over the next billion seconds - and what it means to have a political career in a time when every citizen has social media to amplify their voice, their beliefs - and their anger. The future is here - and it’s local.

Why have cities become the red-hot centers of creativity and innovation?

For two and a half thousand years, cities and politicians have grown together. The city gives politicians a platform, a stage - and a demanding public. Always economic powerhouses, our cities also hold the key to an urban future where city-states like Singapore rise in prominence. We talk to Sydney City Councillor Jess Scully about how best to grow a ‘world city’ like Sydney over the next billion seconds - and what it means to have a political career in a time when every citizen has social media to amplify their voice, their beliefs - and their anger. The future is here - and it’s local.

41:05

EP17 - S1

17 Apr 18

What's holding us back from a carbon-free economy?

Solar power cost $100 per kilowatt hour when energy futurist Ramez Naam entered the world. Last year, the UAE signed a 20-year contract for solar power at four thousandth the cost. For Ramez Naam it’s no longer a question of if renewables take over, it’s a matter of when - and the data proves it. Energy has been mixed with politics from the beginning - so over the next billion seconds, how do we talk ourselves out of our coal culture and into a sustainable future? Ramez Naam makes a convincing case for a future where we profit from the sun.

What's holding us back from a carbon-free economy?

Solar power cost $100 per kilowatt hour when energy futurist Ramez Naam entered the world. Last year, the UAE signed a 20-year contract for solar power at four thousandth the cost. For Ramez Naam it’s no longer a question of if renewables take over, it’s a matter of when - and the data proves it. Energy has been mixed with politics from the beginning - so over the next billion seconds, how do we talk ourselves out of our coal culture and into a sustainable future? Ramez Naam makes a convincing case for a future where we profit from the sun.

41:04

EP16 - S1

3 Apr 18

In an era of 'deepfakes' and propaganda bots, can we even know the truth?

It’s growing increasingly difficult to know where the truth lies. We’ve gotten very good at our electronic fakery - from Photoshop and ‘Deep-Fakes’ to synthetic audio of former U.S. President Barack Obama so accurate it’s indistinguishable from the real thing. All of this feeds into a growing online community which instantly separates into tribes then tunes out any competing with a cry of “fake news!”. 

In an era of 'deepfakes' and propaganda bots, can we even know the truth?

It’s growing increasingly difficult to know where the truth lies. We’ve gotten very good at our electronic fakery - from Photoshop and ‘Deep-Fakes’ to synthetic audio of former U.S. President Barack Obama so accurate it’s indistinguishable from the real thing. All of this feeds into a growing online community which instantly separates into tribes then tunes out any competing with a cry of “fake news!”. 

42:11

EP15 - S1

20 Mar 18

Should we worry about 'killer robots'?

What stories should we tell ourselves (and our kids) to prepare them for the next billion seconds? We're bringing in contributors from past episodes - Genevieve Bell, Andy Polaine and John Allsopp together in a conversation about how we might think about and plan for a future that's looking both playful - and terrifying.

Should we worry about 'killer robots'?

What stories should we tell ourselves (and our kids) to prepare them for the next billion seconds? We're bringing in contributors from past episodes - Genevieve Bell, Andy Polaine and John Allsopp together in a conversation about how we might think about and plan for a future that's looking both playful - and terrifying.

01:08:54

EP14 - S1

14 Dec 17

Will the robots really take our jobs? And where are our robotic housemaids?

Driving a car, folding a towel, cleaning the dinner table - these very human tasks have proven hard to teach to robots. So, how much can we expect from this rise of the Robots? Recorded at robotics pioneer Ken Goldberg's home in San Francisco, California - Ken shares his thoughts on a world of "multiplicity". Where the revolution rises in an emerging human-robot collaboration.

Will the robots really take our jobs? And where are our robotic housemaids?

Driving a car, folding a towel, cleaning the dinner table - these very human tasks have proven hard to teach to robots. So, how much can we expect from this rise of the Robots? Recorded at robotics pioneer Ken Goldberg's home in San Francisco, California - Ken shares his thoughts on a world of "multiplicity". Where the revolution rises in an emerging human-robot collaboration.

42:58

EP13 - S1

1 Dec 17

What can games teach us about how we'll be working and playing in the future?

Games and play expert Eric Zimmerman explains how play has become an X-Ray, giving us the opportunity to have 'a peek beneath the bonnet' of so much of our world. Play and games are the probes we're using to explore - ourselves, and our world - over the next billion seconds. It's a rich conversation with Mark and Eric, recorded at NYU where Eric teaches.

What can games teach us about how we'll be working and playing in the future?

Games and play expert Eric Zimmerman explains how play has become an X-Ray, giving us the opportunity to have 'a peek beneath the bonnet' of so much of our world. Play and games are the probes we're using to explore - ourselves, and our world - over the next billion seconds. It's a rich conversation with Mark and Eric, recorded at NYU where Eric teaches.

34:17

EP12 - S1

17 Nov 17

Is cryptocurrency the future of money? How does it work?

Working with money in the digital world has long been a game of catch-up. Paypal and using your credit card online have become the new ways we spend traditional money in an online world. However, with the rise of Bitcoin and a multitude of other digital currencies, that landscape has changed to allow new ways of digital purchases, trading and digital currency values to exist entirely online. In this episode learn how it started, how important a blockchain is, the strengths and weaknesses of digital currencies and not if but when they will replace traditional money?

Is cryptocurrency the future of money? How does it work?

Working with money in the digital world has long been a game of catch-up. Paypal and using your credit card online have become the new ways we spend traditional money in an online world. However, with the rise of Bitcoin and a multitude of other digital currencies, that landscape has changed to allow new ways of digital purchases, trading and digital currency values to exist entirely online. In this episode learn how it started, how important a blockchain is, the strengths and weaknesses of digital currencies and not if but when they will replace traditional money?

44:51

EP11 - S1

3 Nov 17

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