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The Futurithmic Podcast

The Futurithmic Podcast

Author: Futurithmic

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A Nokia original podcast. Join Michael Hainsworth as he explores the implications of emerging technologies on society, business, politics and the environment of tomorrow.
41 Episodes
The next “killer app” will run on a 5G network. Simon Buckingham of development house Nonvoice Agency tells Michael Hainsworth that developers need support — and possibly deep pockets — if they’re going to leverage the high speed, low latency, and power of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 5G is the playground for innovation: What investment in 5G today means for the world tomorrow: 
75% of mobile traffic today is video. But with 5G, half of all video sent over this next-generation network will never be seen by human eyes. Nokia’s Ville-Veikko Mattila says the next industrial revolution is underway, and video will play a huge role in our future, even if only the machines know it.  Plus: solving the “cocktail party effect” for your next corporate conference call. Empowering video surveillance, analytics with a distributed cloud: 
One of the biggest technological leaps is expected to come into its own in 2020. 5G wireless saw early adopter nations roll-out the high-speed cellular service in 2019 and they offer a glimpse of what’s to come. Industry analyst Stefan Pongratz gazes into his crystal ball on adoption and consumption rates, what the roadblocks are to mass deployment, and why telecoms will see their greatest growth rates out of private networks and network slicing in Industry 4.0. Waves of Innovation with Marcus Weldon:  Looking back (and ahead) after South Korea’s first six months of 5G:
Augmenting our appearance may seem like a Black Mirror episode, but it’s coming. And when it does, what does this mean for our sense of self if we can change who we are on a person by person basis? AR author and artist Galit Ariel breaks down the issues of identity in an augmented age.   AR and the Future of identity:  Three Laws of AR by Galit Ariel:
In this trailer, Michael talks with three of the upcoming guests about some of the most influential technologies and trends that are shaping our lives today.  Listen to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, talk about how audiences are losing trust for the institutions we rely on; Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, talk about why AI won't necessarily improve consumers' lives; and Galit Ariel, AR artist and author, talk about identity into the future. There will be so much more in the full episodes, so subscribe to get notified when they are released.
Can’t wait to put 2020 behind you? The telecom industry feels your pain. But as the novel coronavirus wreaked havoc worldwide, technology stepped up. For insight into what changed in 2020 - and what to expect in 2021, we turned to industry consultant Monica Paolini of Senza Fili, and to Nokia’s head trend spotter Leslie Shannon.
5G will bring download speeds up to 100x faster than 4G. That speed boost will force content creators to evolve. Stewart @Brittlestar Reynolds, aka The Internet’s Favourite Dad* (*unproven) says the biggest impact will be in how quickly content must be created.
5G requires additional CAPEX investments, and it’s arriving at a time when telecom companies are feeling the pinch. But to Salesforce’s Steve Mannel, the real ROI for 5G won’t come from consumers -- it will come from building an enterprise ecosystem.
The FANGS are out and telecom companies don’t want to get bitten. But as giants like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google build their next generation services on 5G, how does a telecom company go from “dumb pipe” to “smart collaborator?” Stephen Rose of Bell Labs says the industry has to sharpen its teeth.    Embedding telecoms into post-pandemic healthcare:  Making 5G voice pay:
Every time someone picks up a 5G smartphone, a superhero springs into action. For Nokia’s Jitin Bhandari, it’s not the ‘faster than a speeding bullet’ radio access network. And it’s not the transport’s ability to leap tall silos in a single bound. It’s the mild mannered 5G core. But the man charged with helping communications service providers build-out the next generation network is a super hero himself, if not to his clients, at least to his kid. Making 5G voice pay:
Like the rest of the world, Latin America is adopting 5G. It’s roll-out may not be as fast as we’ve seen in Asia and Europe, but Omdia’s Wally Swain tells Michael Hainsworth, it’s accelerating the region’s evolution to Industry 4.0.     
Hacker and Varonis’ Field CTO Brian Vecci spent his life breaking into computers. With the roll-out of 5G, the number of break-in opportunities is set to soar. And if you think the biggest security risk is the Post-It Note password, you’d be wrong.   Privacy challenges and security solutions for 5G networks:  With flexibility comes complexity:
COVID-19 is accelerating the adoption of technologies that would otherwise have taken years to go mainstream. But how are companies evolving in this “low touch” future? Nick De Mey, who sits on the Board of Innovation, says it takes more than just a QR Code or an app to succeed under the “new normal.”    Adoption of immersive technologies is speeding up, thanks to COVID-19:  Will this pandemic be the catalyst for a hands-free technology revolution?:
Business as usual will have to take a back seat for some time. But how does the move to remote working and 5G present an opportunity for the telecommunications industry?  EY’s Global Leader for Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Greg Cudahy, tells Michael Hainsworth the future isn’t predictable, but it will be brighter.
COVID-19 has put mobile and broadband providers under tremendous pressure. Telcos have seen their annual bandwidth demand forecasts reached within the first month of lockdown. But to Florian Groene, a partner at PWC in New York, and business strategist Hans Geerdes from Nokia Software HQ in San Jose, the new normal offers opportunities for telecom providers to reinvent their relationships with their customers.   Here’s what businesses actually want from CSPs and 5G:  Will this pandemic be the catalyst for a hands-free technology revolution?
As COVID-19 turned a local epidemic into a pandemic, the spotlight was trained on an industry known as a “dumb pipe”. But the global telecommunications industry proved quite smart thanks to its evolution towards 5G.  Nokia President & CEO Rajeev Suri says the lessons learned from the continued roll-out of the next generation wireless technology under the coronavirus will help prevent future global pandemics from turning into global recessions.   Adoption of immersive technologies is speeding up thanks to COVID-19:  COVID-19 is changing communications forever:
We’re turning to video games for both work meetings and staying in touch with family and friends, but after COVID-19, will any of it stick?  Nokia’s trend scouter, Leslie Shannon explains why she thinks the unexpected ways we’re using technology under quarantine signals a substantial shift in society.   Is this the last year in which reality is only physical?  What innovations will emerge post-pandemic?
Why is one of the world’s top gaming peripheral companies turning to the edge cloud for its future? President Jason Schwartz believes cloud gaming will bring console games to areas of the world it has never been, but with adoption as the metric for streaming success, the spotlight is on 5G to help make that happen.   5G and edge cloud will transform the world of gaming:  Quarantine doesn't mean isolation for gamers: 
You’re not the only one working from home. The roll-out of the next big thing in wireless isn’t being stalled by COVID-19.  Mirjana Scheele is a former cell tower climber and the current VP of Deploy Services at Nokia, where network technologies first designed to cut costs and save the environment are now being leveraged to save ourselves, by enabling more remote work and maintenance.   Rethink networks, reinvent deployment:
Testing is the domain of doctors, but tracing COVID-19 is falling on telecom and software companies as they race to develop systems for monitoring the quarantine. But at what cost? Internet rights advocate and CIGI fellow Michael Geist tells Futurithmic we are at risk of opening a Pandora’s box in an effort to protect our health, but that there are solutions.    China's social credit system raises questions, concerns and potential:  Mobile data is a powerful weapon in tracking and preventing pandemics:
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