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Thanks for dropping by. My name is Guy Clapperton. I’ve been a tech journalist for 30 years and I love to interview experts on what's coming up.

I’ve called this podcast and the presentations I do with it “The Near-Futurist”. Click on "About" to find out more about my speaking; meanwhile the podcast episodes are below and there's a new one every other week.

Jan 30, 2023

We've all heard of the metaverse by now - but is it a "thing" or a marketing construct? There are no holds barred in this Dividing Lines debate, the series in the Near Futurist sponsored (but never dictated) by Diffusion PR. supremo Nikolas Badminton takes on Based.AF head honcho Robin Schmidt as they...

Dec 9, 2022

Received wisdom suggests that we're all going to work flexibly and it's going to be great. Winter is coming, however - so will we scurry back to the office to stay warm or do the figures still add up? And what if we suggest that home working is actually less productive than office working anyway?

It's a polarising...

Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Carol Nakhle of the University of Surrey and Robin Peters of Snugg Energy discuss the energy crisis with near futurist Guy Clapperton:

* Is the increase in pricing a useful tool to dampen demand?

* How long will payback take if people invest in their homes?

* Are the high prices prompting the right action?

* What...

Oct 10, 2022

A preview of Friday's Near Futurist interview:

* Dr. Carol Nakhle of Surrey University and Robin Peters of Snugg debate

* Is the dice loaded against us reaching Net Zero? Should fuel prices be part of the plan?

* What are the obstacles, like payback times?

Jun 22, 2022

Transcript of interview with Alexa Joyce from Microsoft