What comes next? | Humanities
The 21st century has been plagued with one crisis after another – a global pandemic, climate catastrophes, economic turmoil and senseless violence. So how do we equip ourselves for what’s around the corner?
To forge our path through this uncertainty, hear from five UNSW Sydney thinkers who are discovering the future of video gaming, the wild west of cryptocurrencies, the dark side of hybrid education and how we could use algorithms to build the cities of the future.
Making living cities | John Carr
We’ve made momentous advances in technology, transport and architecture, but our blueprint for a city has not changed since the Second World War. So what could our urban hubs of the future look like?
Are computer-generated cities the future? | Claire Daniel
We trust algorithms to do everything from online shopping to telling us what to eat for dinner, is it time we let them help us build the cities of the future?
The future of social gaming | Nathan J Jackson
This year, Twitch streamers have watched 6.13 billion hours of video game content… so where is this massive industry heading? And what does the future of gaming look like?
The dark forest of cryptocurrency | Tony Song
More people than ever are investing in cryptocurrency which means tech fraud has skyrocketed. How can governments introduce laws that curb the danger of investing whilst avoiding over-regulation?
Why hybrid learning isn't the answer | Sasha Vassar
In theory, synchronous hybrid learning is a fantastic idea: students and teachers have increased flexibility, and universities can benefit from increased enrolments. But in reality, hybrid learning is not everything it is cracked up to be.
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Rob Brooks (Host)
Rob Brooks is Scientia Professor of Evolutionary Biology at UNSW Sydney, and is an international expert on the conflicting and evolutionary interests that make sex sizzle and render reproduction complex. He knows all about sex dolls, the role of digital lovers and the rise of new technology that is changing the nature of courtship. His latest book Artificial Intimacy charts what happens when love and technology collide.