Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World

Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World

An imaginative, quirky solution to a challenge of our age. Podcast weekly on Tuesdays.

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  • We can choose to be good 14 Apr 2015

    Tue, 14 Apr 15

    6 mins

    25 days remaining

    Professor Dan Fessler argues that whatever our evolutionary heritage may tell us, we can choose to make decisions that are positive in our local and international communities

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  • A world without GDP 07 Apr 2015

    Tue, 7 Apr 15

    7 mins

    19 days remaining

    David Pilling argues that we are wrongly obsessed with Gross Domestic Product as a measure of economic success, and that we need to find a new one. GDP only measures output and he says we should care less about production and more about income and consumption. If all growth goes to the top 1 per cent, that’s great for GDP, but the average person just feels poorer. Britain now counts illegal drugs and prostitution as GDP and natural disasters are good for GDP with all those things to repair. Housework is invisible from GDP so is sustainability, leisure and public transport.

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  • Social media for the dead 01 Apr 2015

    Wed, 1 Apr 15

    5 mins

    12 days remaining

    Cognitive Neuropsychologist Chris Moulin wants to use technology to create meaningful social media for deceased loved ones

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  • An enlightening Mega Party 24 Mar 2015

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    5 mins

    4 days remaining

    7 billion people is hard to imagine so physicist Genevieve Gariepy suggests we all meet in a space where we can all fit, perhaps a big, flat desert. We would then take a satellite picture of us all, and seeing the resulting image would help us understand how much space we actually take up when we are together, how many people we really share the planet with.

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