The automobile has become ubiquitous across the globe, and is a vital part of modern life. Whether or not you’re an owner, or even a lover of cars, there’s no denying that things would be very different without them. But the automobile had a difficult start to life, going through many trials and even more errors - made more difficult by some who called it either unnecessary, dangerous or evil. Brought to you by BMW.

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It’s easily one of the greatest human achievements, literally powering the advancement of everything from industry to leisure, from business to space exploration, and more. The harnessing of electricity also spawned one of the fiercest industrial rivalries of all time, where fortunes were made and lost. While the world would come to require electrical power to function, there were some people - including a wealthy tycoon and a US President - who weren’t convinced it was a good idea originally.

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Since the dawn of powered flight in the early 20th century, the technology has served to empower business, bring people together and make our planet a smaller, more connected place. But it took a while for the world to realise just what an achievement it was - there were those who said it couldn’t be done, and even after the Wright brothers’ success, there were those who wouldn’t believe it had been done. Brought to you by BMW.

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We owe so much of our world today to the computer. In its many forms - from the largest servers to the tiniest wearables - the computer has become an indispensable part of our lives. But it had to fight to earn its place. Since the birth of the concept in the late 19th century, the computer hasn’t always been appreciated as the modern marvel we see it as today. Brought to you by BMW.

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It’s a device that the world relies on - for information, communication and entertainment. Given how important it is in today’s world, it’s almost impossible to believe that, when it was first invented, the telephone had to fight for its survival. Hear how one of today’s most important technologies had to overcome legal battles, financial worries and a scared public before it proved itself to be indispensable. Brought to you by BMW.

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07.05.21 Pt 2 - It’s revelation time: Gareth and Leigh-Ann admit that they don’t suffer from FOMO, and Siya has fallen in love with a woman! The team then gets a vision of the future with Dr Reza Mia, creator of the Pegasus Vertical Business Jet - an airplane which promises a true business jet performance coupled with helicopter convenience.

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Ivor Price and Kobus Louwrens, Co-founders and Editor-In-Chief of Food for Mzansi and Farmer's Inside Track, unpack the intersection between media, technology and agriculture.

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The next 5 years of cryptocurrency could be interesting, what should we be looking for within the innovation space? Can crypto change how the world operates? Could digital currencies help to eradicate corruption and increase culpability for those in power? Would a digital currency Central Bank be good or bad for society? If you are interested in investing in cryptocurrency, see Revix's easy to understand bundles by clicking here.

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Running a media publication in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown has given Toby Shapshak an interesting viewpoint of the rest of the world. Touching on the state of media, how nimble and agile we all ought to be, and where he sees the future to be headed, Gareth picks the brain of this editor of Stuff Magazine on points you can learn from.

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While current trends of the 4IR push economic growth in the direction of new scientific and technological innovation, predictions for the 5th Industrial Revolution seem to be completely contrasting. As we look ahead to the 5IR, experts are suggesting that we could be moving towards developing an economy built around purpose, inclusivity and humanity to make the world ‘better’ rather than just ‘more efficient’ or ‘more productive’. With current innovation seemingly supporting a more dehumanised economic future, could android systems be instrumental in stimulating business in times of economic stagnation? Could the technology that’s making man less of an asset be utilised to reintroduce humanisation to meet the demands of a global economy that requires more critical thinking, empathy and civic activism? The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.

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