The Next Billion Seconds (AUS)

Bill Gates once quipped, "Banking is necessary - banks are not." For billions of 'unbanked' in the developing world, banking happens through a smartphone app - no branches, no tellers, and no ATMs. How does a bank inspire trust - or trust its customers - when it's all inside a smartphone?
Banking futurist Andrew Davis shares his vision of a future where banks protect privacy as well as your money, a world where everyone, everywhere becomes a banker.

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00:39:40 5/1/2018

Past Episodes

Jay Rosen opens a window onto a world where the next billion seconds of journalism grows from a foundation of trust and relationships.

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00:42:50 9/11/2018
In an easy-to-understand example, learn how blockchains keep the books balanced - and lay the foundation for a revolution in finance.
00:33:27 8/25/2018
The world's gone bananas for Bitcoin. Why do folks treat it like money? We explore the clever way Bitcoin employs consensus to create value.
00:40:30 8/25/2018
Blockchains can revolutionise agribusiness, insurance, computer security, even academic credentialing -- touching most parts of our lives.
00:33:59 8/25/2018
The explosive growth of 'initial coin offerings' offers an opportunity to evaluate them, looking for a sweet spot of product design & market.
00:38:31 8/25/2018
Cryptocurrencies blended with computer code create powerful 'smart contracts' - money that can think for itself - and act on its own!
00:33:45 8/25/2018
The Next Billion Seconds Cryptonomics - Out August 27th on PodcastOne
00:01:15 8/23/2018
Returning guest Rob Tercek shows how software turned newspaper into web pages - vaporising business models that kept us well informed

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00:48:59 8/21/2018
In our world, you flip a coin and it comes up either heads or tails. But in the spooky quantum world - that's everything from a single atom all the way up to a small virus - that coin can come up both heads AND tails, depending on how you read it. So which is it? Heads? Tails? Both? Neither?

Welcome to the strange world of quantum computing where this both-true-and-false 'superposition' allows quantum computers to vastly outperform their 'classical' peers (such as the one in your smartphone). At least, that's the theory. Quantum computers are so unstable they tend to self-destruct before we can get them to run a program!

Researchers Claire Edmunds and Virginia Frey from the University of Sydney's Quantum Control Laboratory join us to explore this new quantum frontier: The deeper you go, the weirder it gets over the next billion seconds.

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00:37:06 8/7/2018

Is daily augmented reality closer than we think? 

Back in July 2016, 'Pokémon Go' opened the doors to the brave new world of augmented reality - an 'overnight success' fifty years in the making. With companies like Magic Leap and Facebook working hard to create augmented reality 'spectacles', the next billion seconds will see us put our smartphones down and placing the screen over our eyes instead. But who will be controlling our new, 'improved' reality? 

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00:33:13 7/17/2018

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