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Future Tense
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
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4.6 stars from 339 ratings
Future Tense delivers great listening as it explores big ideas in science and technology by looking at current practices, what is at the cutting edge and possible futures. Current program on the Role of Story Telling provides insights into many areas.
Richard W in Australia via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/01/21
....makes so many basic errors. EV experts; “EV’s run on the grid today emit less CO2 than a conventional ( ICE) car”. Future Tense; “.... if you’re charging from the grid you’re contributing to the burning of fossil fuels”. EV’s are so efficient ( 90-95%) unlike the 30% of conventional...Read full review »
SBO 23 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/24/21
Deliciously Interesting
I just gobbled up the pod on nuclear fusion. I’ve never heard anyone explain magnetic confinement fusion so elegantly, so simply. Magic is science. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone that delights in what is to come and spends a lot of time mulling on futurism, particularly the...Read full review »
ClareOhBear via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/12/21
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