The Future, This Week

This popular ongoing series features Sandra Peter and Kai Riemer, who meet once a week to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business. Sandra is the Director of Sydney Business Insights and Kai is the Leader of the Digital Disruption Research Group and together they discuss technology, business, the weird and the wonderful things that change the world.

If you have any news that you want us to discuss please send them to sbi@sydney.edu.au

Archive

The future of sand

This week: the world is running out of sand. The most-exploited resource after water should be recognised as a strategic material and regulated like a mineral commodity

The future of geopolitics

This week: the future of geopolitics. From Australia’s place in Asia to the war in Europe, we discuss new ways of thinking, with Professor Marc Stears.

Hybrid office fashion

This week: what should you wear to work: the end of suit and heels and more hybrid office fashion.

Unlearn music on The Future, This Week

This week: we’re on a break but we have something interesting in store for you, we discuss how the way we engage with music is fundamentally changing — from something we listen to, to something we create with.

Neon and chip shortages

This week: the world’s leading suppliers of neon are in Ukraine, and that threatens to make the ongoing microchip shortage even worse.

New York Times gets Wordle

This week: we discuss the economics and business behind the New York Times’ decision to buy popular internet game Wordle.