Four huge trends will shape all of our lives over the next twelve months. This ‘Horizon Report’ provides the information you need to prepare for what looks like a bit of a rough patch of road directly ahead.
GEOPOLICHIPS #4: Will the next war be fought for control of semiconductors?
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.
Episode 5.08 – 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?
(Pictured: GMC’s new Hummer EV SUV, coming at the end of 2021)
Episode 5.04 – Series 5 Predictions: 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?
Episode 5.03 – Series 5 Predictions: 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.
Episode 3.05 Brave New Wars with John Robb
Social media has been weaponised and is now used against nations as a tool of war – invisible, subtle, and dangerously destabilising. John Robb has spent over a decade studying how these new networks represent the new powers – and the new engines of war.
Some of John’s best writing goes to his Patreon supporters…
John writes the amazing Global Guerrillas blog – you should check it out.
John’s book Brave New War is quite good, too.
Episode 3.04: Hyperpolitics with Micah Sifry
Social media created a new openness in political discourse – for a brief moment. How can governments, social media and democracy co-exist?
These are hard questions – ones that Micah Sifry has spent years working to answer. As co-founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, he’s gathered together the best minds (and best politicians) working across the intersection of politics and social technologies to help map and shape the future of the civic sphere.
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