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Synthetic Society

Oct 22, 2021

Kerryn Gammie and Tom Ascott discuss how archaic, colonial power structures have survived and turned into neo-colonialism, and how those structures continue to be pervasive online. 


The pair reflect on ideas of justice, identity and equality and how we can bring these ideas to the world of business to make our work...

Oct 8, 2021

Ben Decker, Founder and CEO of Memetica, talks to host Tom Ascott about the perils of misinformation on social media, if the Taliban should be allowed to have a Twitter account, and what the future of content moderation looks like. 


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Oct 1, 2021

Tom Ascott speaks to Giedrimas Jeglinskas, NATO Assistant Secretary General, and former Vice-Minister of Defence of Lithuania.

The pair discuss what role NATO plays in information ecosystems and how NATO can help combat disinformation, as well as how diversity and inclusion can generate new and creative solutions...

Sep 17, 2021

Can we make our data stronger, safer, and more secure by pooling it together? This week Tom Ascott speaks to Astha Kapoor, Co-Founder and Director of the AAPTI Institute in India. 

They discuss how new ideas of data unions, data co-ops and data stewardship are providing a model for how citizens can come together and...

Sep 10, 2021

What is time? This week Tom talks to Emily Thomas, a philosopher of time and travel, about how time and technology interact.  They discuss how the timeline affects how we perceive time, if going on Twitter is like going on holiday, and the different ways technology might let us have experiences outside of time.