Fast Forward by Tomorrow Unlocked: Tech past, tech future

Technology-led progress means following the latest innovations without pause: A frantic pace that can stop us learning from technology’s past. Fast Forward examines trends shaping technology from the perspective of the recent past. It distills practical learnings that might have been missed in the flurry of forward momentum.

Writer, broadcaster and cultural theorist Ken Hollings presents provocative, informed episodes with a rich mix of guests, expertise and evocative sounds.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit www.TomorrowUnlocked.com for more stories about how technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward Episode 6 - The New Space Race

July 10th, 2021

In this final episode, space is the new place. Alongside authentic recordings from space, we visit the Moon, Mars and beyond and consider proposed future missions like the lunar space station, mining on the Moon and crewed missions to Mars.

Chris Welch of the International Space University and president-elect of the British Interplanetary Society explains how space exploration programs have changed. Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of University of Leiden’s International Institute of Air and Space Law, unravels legal complexities in space. Space engineer Vinita Marwaha Madill reveals the role women have played in space exploration. Principal Security Researcher David Emm talks about the Kaspersky-sponsored project to clean up space junk.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward Episode 6 - The New Space Race (Trailer)

July 9th, 2021

In this final episode, space is the new place. Alongside authentic recordings from space, we visit the Moon, Mars and beyond and consider proposed future missions like the lunar space station, mining on the Moon and crewed missions to Mars.

Chris Welch of the International Space University and president-elect of the British Interplanetary Society explains how space exploration programs have changed. Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of University of Leiden’s International Institute of Air and Space Law, unravels legal complexities in space. Space engineer Vinita Marwaha Madill reveals the role women have played in space exploration. Principal Security Researcher David Emm talks about the Kaspersky-sponsored project to clean up space junk.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward Episode 5 - Robot Colleagues: R.U.R. or Have U Ever Been?

July 2nd, 2021

In 1920, Czech writer Karel Čapek imagined a workforce of scientifically engineered humanoids ready to serve our every need in his play R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots. It does not end well for us. We look inside the automated workspace of tomorrow and ask why machines should look and behave like us. Presenter Ken Hollings examines how we’ll work with AI and robots in the future.

What do humans still do better than machines? Dr. Beth Singler, Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at University of Cambridge, looks at our behavior towards AI. Professor Alan Winfield of Bristol Robotics Lab talks about what can be learned from studying robots’ mistakes and principal security researcher at Kaspersky David Emm considers the security of robots at work.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward Episode 5 - Robot Colleagues: R.U.R. or Have U Ever Been? (Trailer)

July 2nd, 2021

We look inside the automated workspace of tomorrow and ask why machines should look and behave like us.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward Episode 4 - Human or Machine: A Plus B Minus C

June 25th, 2021

Set in the haunted Victorian parlor, we look at a famous test for machine intelligence from that era and its implications today. A machine, legendary code-breaker Alan Turing argued, might be intelligent if it can lie convincingly.

Presenter Ken Hollings suggests a machine must learn on its own terms how to fool us, and Eric Drass, aka the artist Shardcore, says we should reconsider what we mean by intelligence. Kaspersky security researcher David Emm recommends cautions we should be taking as chatbots get empathetic. Technology author James Bridle describes how effectively AI can be trained to develop traits that seem concerningly human and considers whether we’re on the right track.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward Episode 4 - Human or Machine: A plus B minus C (Trailer)

June 24th, 2021

TRAILER: Set in the haunted Victorian parlor, we look at a famous test for machine intelligence from that era and its implications today. 

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward episode 3 - Future Cities: Nowhere to Go but Here

June 10th, 2021

The concept of the City of the Future has been around a long time. Dozens of cities have been refashioned at some point as global centers for commerce, culture or data. What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on urban life? Has working at home ushered in a new era of new digital suburbs?

Shoshanna Saxe, professor in civil engineering at University of Toronto, explains why the dumb parts of the smart city matter. We hear how COVID-19 highlighted inequalities in today’s cities and how technology could help overcome them from Sarah Akigbogun, vice chair of Women in Architecture and Royal Institute of British Architects council member. David Emm of Kaspersky reports on how well businesses handled digital security for the work-from-home transition.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward episode 3 - Nowhere to Go but Here (Trailer)

June 10th, 2021

The concept of the City of the Future has been around a long time. Dozens of cities have been refashioned at some point as global centers for commerce, culture or data. What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on urban life? Has working at home ushered in a new era of new digital suburbs?

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward episode 2 - Future Supermarkets: Scan Purchase for Maximum Score

June 10th, 2021

Early supermarkets created the perfect environment for innovation, with shoppers ready for anything that could spice up their retail routine.

Ken Hollings carts listeners through the aisles of today’s supermarket, where interactivity and augmented reality play an increasing role in the shopping experience. QR codes and RFID chips give customers quick access to recipes, advice on nutrition and information on freshness and origin.

Design researcher Benjamin Parry discusses what shoppers will want next from retail technology. Architect and engineer Carlo Ratti, director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab research group, describes the place of face-to-face retail experiences in our future ways of living. We also hear from Kaspersky Security Researcher David Emm on how to shop safely in the age of Amazon Go.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews from this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.

Fast Forward episode 2 - Scan Purchase for Maximum Score (Trailer)

June 10th, 2021

Early supermarkets created the perfect environment for innovation, with shoppers ready for anything that could spice up their retail routine. Ken Hollings carts listeners through the aisles of today’s supermarket, where interactivity and augmented reality play an increasing role in the shopping experience. QR codes and RFID chips give customers quick access to recipes, advice on nutrition and information on freshness and origin.

Subscribe wherever you get your audio to get new episodes of Fast Forward.

If you like the episode, rate it.

Tell us what you think at fastforward@kaspersky.com

Fast Forward is a Tomorrow Unlocked by Kaspersky series. Visit TomorrowUnlocked.com for interviews and articles about this series, and more stories about technology is shaping our world.