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The new space race – Fast Forward audio doc

One thing has changed space exploration more than anything else, says future tech audio series Fast Forward

We've come a long way from the days of the first satellite, Sputnik, and the first human footprint on the Moon. Space is now our second home. But we've also reached a turning point in how we're exploring space. 'Old space' was about national and ideological rivalries. 'New space' is about investment and expanding businesses.

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Future robot colleagues – Fast Forward audio doc

Robots in the workplace raise questions, says future tech audio series Fast Forward

The first robotic arms introduced to car assembly lines in the 1960s had the same 'reach' as a human worker. They did the same tasks in the same space. Even then, futurists predicted machines would change the world more with their information processing power than by performing manual tasks.

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How smart can machines get? Fast Forward audio doc

Can machines outsmart us, asks our future tech audio series Fast Forward

While the internet is not necessarily reliable for finding truth, are humans capable of sorting machines from other humans, let alone truth from falsehood? Every day, machine learning is hotting up. What does it all mean?

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Cities of the Future – Fast Forward audio doc

Urban living is all change in Fast Forward, our future tech audio documentary

Planning how cities will grow and change means thinking way ahead. Technology is a huge driver – fridges, cars and of course, digital infrastructure have all revolutionized how we live. And then COVID-19 brought a rapid, sudden shift to remote work. Ken Hollings' guests in Fast Forward audio documentary episode 3 discuss our changing physical, social and technological cities.

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Scan purchase for max score – Fast Forward audio series

Spicing up the supermarket in our future-focused tech series

Food retail has always been an earlier adopter of transforming technologies. As most of us are open to anything that makes the everyday more fun and interesting, supermarkets are ideal places to experiment with innovative tech. Which unexpected technological items will we see next in the bagging area? Fast Forward audio doc episode 2 explores the aisles.

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Today’s data storage owes the audiocassette a debt

It began when one inventor cut a wooden template to the size of his pocket

Inventor of the audiocassette Lou Ottens' death at age 94 in early 2021 gave media and technology fans everywhere a chance to stop and think. In the age of Musks and Zuckerbergs, it's easy to forget how much Ottens changed the game. New audio series Fast Forward explores how we can explore technology's future by looking to the past.

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