This week: we’re back and what does #BreakUpBigTech have to do with your chicken? There’s also Abba-tars, Gartner all hype no cycle, Musk’s humanoid robots and laser weed zapping ones, COVID AI disappointment, the IPCC report and everything else we’ve missed.

Sandra Peter (Sydney Business Insights) and Kai Riemer (Digital Futures Research Group) meet once a week to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business in The Future, This Week.

The stories this week

16:23 – What does break up big tech have to do with breaking up big chicken?

The Unlearn Project our new podcast series about changing common sense is live!

Abbatars – ABBA as digital humans

Our previous conversation about mixed realities and digital humans on The Future, This Week

Our 2019 podcast special on digital humans from the Vivid Ideas festival

Our 2018 podcast special on digital humans from the Vivid Ideas festival

Our discussion of Zoom fatigue and digital enhancements on Corona Business Insights

A new farming robot from Carbon Robotic zaps weeds with precision lasers

Musk’s humanoid robots

The sixth IPCC report – Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

Understanding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

Our discussion with Chris Wright on the climate apocalypse on The Future, This Week

Articles on Sydney Business Insights discussing degrowth, ecocide, business risk and climate change

Gartner releases its 2021 emerging tech hype cycle

Our previous conversation about the Gartner hype cycle in 2017 on The Future, This Week

Our previous conversation about the Gartner hype cycle in 2018 on The Future, This Week

Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch COVID and none of them helped

The Chicken of Tomorrow on The Future This Week

More on chicken wars on The Future This Week

Our previous discussion of Lina Khan’s breakthrough antitrust idea on TFTW

Lina Khan’s Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox in the Yale Law Journal

Our previous discussions of #BreakUpBigTech and more #BreakUpBigTech

Impossible Foods’ meatless chicken nuggets and Beyond Meat’s chicken tenders


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