The recent UN report on climate change gives us about twelve years to really reign in our carbon emissions. That means it’s time to think clearly and methodically about how to get the most benefit for the least pain. We can do this!
At nearly 4000 pages, the IPCC Sixth Report on the Physical Science of Climate Change isn’t a quick read — but the first hundred or so pages contain the condensed facts. Everything you need to know to make decisions today to keep us on SSP1 – the path toward no more than 1.5ºC warming. Grab it here.
TSMC – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation – now fabricates the best computer chips available at any price, transforming Taiwan into a prize that China needs in order to continue its rise as an economic and military superpower.
To service the growing demand for semiconductors, South Korea has committed nearly $200 billion.
TSMC is planning on investing at least $100B over the next four years.
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?
(Pictured: GMC’s new Hummer EV SUV, coming at the end of 2021)
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?
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.
Drew co-authors the amazing ‘Looking Out’ newsletter – read the latest one here.
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?
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.
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 across multiple fronts and multiple industries – internationally – to cool the climate.
Prediction: 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.
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?
Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully’s new book Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World covers far more ground then we could in our interview – it’s well worth a read!
We were also lucky to hear from Dr. Darren Sharp of the Sustainable Development Institute at Monash University.
Now that everything is connected, things know where they are & can tell us. Does that mean nothing gets stolen, or will thieves find new ways to work?
It should be getting harder to steal – but connectivity helps thieves, possibly even more than it helps us protect ourselves from theft.
Louise Sampson is the Executive Manager of Fraud and Intelligence at Suncorp Group.
We’ll be seeing more, heavier rain and coastal erosion. 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!
Our great guests in this episode were:
Fellow futurist and friend Sally Dominguez;
UNSW climate scientist Professor Steven Sherwood;
Monash University climate scientist Professor Christian Jakob;
Brisbane architect James Davidson.
Tim Flannery has an amazing new book coming out – The Climate Cure shows us what the COVID-19 pandemic can teach us about how to take some necessary steps to manage our climate.
The Users Guide to the Future was produced in partnership with GIO.