In the first episode ever, Angelo and James discuss the origins of The Gloaming podcast and what you can expect in future episodes.
Stuff we talked about in this episode
Here’s a bit of background on the range of crises we referred to that may become sources of shocks in the future.
If you want to learn more about the future of energy, The Post Carbon Institute is bursting at the seams with interesting material.
A recent article by Richard Heinberg discusses the ins and outs of our future oil supply.
On the subject of food security, a great starting point is this article.
We all know the risks associated with climate change, but if you want a refresher, then check out The New York Magazine's acclaimed and somewhat shocking article called The Uninhabitable Earth.
And if you haven't heard, scientists have warned that the sixth mass extinction on earth is already underway.
Emerging technologies present some potential challenges for us also. The folks over at Wait But Why wrote an excellent primer on artificial intelligence a couple of years ago. It’s a long but worthwhile read.
Automation presents another potential technological shock. This article by the ABC provides a neat summary of the issues of machine automation and the potential for rising unemployment.
We also recommend a podcast called The Singularity Bros, a show about transhumanism, the future, and the technological singularity.
Finally, resilience is a much-used and often abused term. If you're interested in learning more about it, we recommend the Post Carbon Institute’s resilience education program:
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