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Future Economies

Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr discusses the future with Alec Ross, Steve Furber, Paul Mason and Hsiao-Hung Pai.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr looks ahead to a future dominated by automation, cyber security, the 'sharing economy' and advanced life sciences with the innovation expert Alec Ross, computer scientist Steve Furber and the journalist Paul Mason who predicts such changes heralding a post-capitalist world. But cutting-edge advances in robotics and computers will have a huge but uneven impact on working lives: while previous industrial revolutions affected blue collar workers, in the future traditionally middle class jobs will be under threat. The journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai focuses on the most marginalised sector of the white working class - the British far right.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

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Mon 22 Feb 2016 21:30

Alec Ross

Alec Ross is a leading innovation expert.

The Industries of the Future is published by Simon & Schuster.

Steve Furber

Steve Furber is the ICL Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester.

Steve’s SpiNNaker technology is being used in Tove Kjellmark’s artwork at Manchester Art Gallery as part of the exhibition The Imitation Game.

Hsiao-Hung Pai

Hsiao-Hung Pai is a journalist and writer.

Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right is published by Zed Books.

Paul Mason

Paul Mason is Economics Editor at Channel 4 News.

PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future is published by Allen Lane.


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Alec Ross
Interviewed Guest Steve Furber
Interviewed Guest Paul Mason
Interviewed Guest Hsiao-Hung Pai
Producer Katy Hickman