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Synthetic Society

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. 


Sep 3, 2021

This week Tom explores how robotics and AI is changing our moral beliefs and practices with John Danaher.


John is a Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway School of Law, and philosopher behind Philosophical Disquisitions, a blog, and a podcast that focuses on the ethical and legal nexus of technology and...