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Necessary Tomorrows

Necessary Tomorrows

Author: Al Jazeera Media Network

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Ursula, an AI instructor from the future, encourages listeners to study the turbulent 2020s. Mixing speculative fiction and documentary, leading sci-fi authors bring us three futures that seem like fantasy: animals are people, capitalism is banned from outer space and humans and AI have become kin. We meet the writers who dream of these futures and the activists, scientists and thinkers who are turning fiction into fact.

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The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios.

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Musqueam author Quelemia Sparrow uses AI to meet the character of her story. She explores whether artificial intelligence and humans can become kin. We discover the program that the AI is currently running is at odds with the human and non-human world.  Show Credits: The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube
Episode 5: Almost Real

Episode 5: Almost Real

2024-01-2226:52

When the Musqueam Nation creates an artificial intelligence trained on their knowledge, she is stolen and forced to perform in a Canadian theme park. But agents from the Confederacy of Unceded Indigenous Nations hatch a plan to bring her home.  Show Credits: The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube
Writer Deji Olukotun examines the connection between space exploration and colonialism while the US gets set to return to the moon. An Indigenous nation sets an example for protecting the stars with its framework for conserving the seas.  Show Credits: The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube
An asteroid is discovered with enough minerals to transition Earth to green energy completely. When a corporate space company announces it will harvest the minerals, an ecoterrorist group destroys their rocket and demands the minerals be shared with all of humanity. A diverse group must negotiate how. Show Credits: The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube
Sci-fi author Christopher Brown discovers a legal movement known as the Rights of Nature while researching the causes of social injustice. Jack Fiander, attorney for the Sauk-Suiattle tribe, has sued the city of Seattle over hydro dams that threaten Salmon, the plaintiff in their case.  Show Credits: The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube
Wanida Chao is a reluctant lawyer whose client is a climate refugee accused of murder. Chao must defend him—not for killing a human, but for killing an ecosystem. Wanida visits the refugee’s homestead in order to convince the AI-powered judge that her client is innocent. What she finds complicates things.  Show Credits: The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube
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2023-12-0101:28

Ursula, an AI instructor from the future, encourages listeners to study the turbulent 2020s.  Necessary Tomorrows, an audio series by Doha Debates and Al Jazeera, starts January 8th, 2024. Episode Credits: The Necessary Tomorrows podcast is from Doha Debates and is presented by Al Jazeera Podcasts. It is produced by Imposter Media and Wolf at the Door Studios. Connect with us: @AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and YouTube
Comments (3)

Lin

Interesting mix of sci-fi & documentary, hard to explain but definitely worth a listen.

Apr 1st
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Fils Jean Pierre Mutsinzi

Wow 😲 This episode is so exhilarating 🎈🎈🎈

Mar 20th
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Fils Jean Pierre Mutsinzi

My best ever existed favorite podcast, the Necessary Tomorrows serves as a mirror 🪞 that I use to read the future of the world, and when it comes to "A Feast For Cobalt", I completely love it ❣️🎈🎈❣️ This is an immense insightful prediction of the future, but I think 💬🤔💬 we are even in this moment 🤔🤔🤔🎈

Feb 13th
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