Jul 31, 2020
The shops, pubs and cinemas are back albeit in altered forms and they need our money - which we also need because so many households have less than £1500 in savings. Good luck with that if your boiler breaks down. In this episode of the #nearfuturist I speak to Kathryn Wright of Upside Saving about how apps and open...
Jul 17, 2020
In case you've been hiding, shopping is back for non-essential goods BUT not everyone wants to go. So what are the options for the shopper who wants to make a considered purchase so just a click on a website won't do? In this episode I speak to Aman Khurana, co-founder of Go Instore, about how technology can play...
Jul 3, 2020
Carbon footprints are an issue and have gone down during lockdown, so how do we continue to reduce them as we emerge? Near futurist podcaster Guy Clapperton talks to Siemens' Faye Bowser about what her company has done, what it advises its large clients and what smaller companies can do.
Jun 19, 2020
Hearing aids can be stigmatised because they're associated with growing old - meanwhile the effects of hearing isolation on mental health can be profound. In this episode of the Near Futurist podcast I speak to Nick Hunn, chair of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, about moves to combine hearing aids with earbuds and...
Jun 5, 2020
Many schools in the UK were back this week but only for certain year groups. In this Near Futurist podcast Guy Clapperton talks to Quizlet's UK Country Manager Rahim Hirji about his own experience teaching his kids at home and how some technology, including his company's own, is going to help.