The team begin to analyse how much time they lose in traffic, since they’re all trying to gear themselves up to be billionaires. They each also realise just how dependent they are on technology. Talking about successful and productive people, hear the inspiring entrepreneurship story of Albé Geldenhuys, the founder and CEO Of USN. His life reads like something out of a movie: A former policeman who took a leap of faith, put in a lot of work and now is reaping the huge, worldwide rewards.

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The image of a brilliant scientist is one inextricably linked to the picture of Albert Einstein. His unkempt hair, shabby jackets and the twinkle of genius in his eye – but the story of Einstein isn’t so one-dimensional. His relationships, his politics and the story of what happened to his brain after he died are as intriguing as the great ideas he presented to science and the world.

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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?

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Over the past 3 years, there has been a lot of buzz around the onset of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The 4IR offers huge potential to transform and realign our economies and societies. But, how do we play a shaping role to prepare societies and industries at large for this economic era, and ultimately help shape the impact of the 4IR? Can we accelerate the development and implementation of emerging science and technology to the benefit of citizens, society and the public interest? In doing so, are we able to learn from the mistakes of the past in order to mitigate massive exclusions, human rights violations and regulatory lag?

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Timothy Maurice sits down with Australian Bio Hacker, Speaker and Human Potential thought leader, James Yates, to explore how he and his partner changed their lives to defy the odds to not only boost their health and brain power, but also how they had a baby despite doctors saying they couldn’t – by simply changing their lifestyle.

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It’s not the most obvious subject when it comes to technology, innovation and sustainability, but sanitation should be on your mind. If you don’t have sanitation, your life deteriorates and disease takes over; but if you do have it, you simply flush and forget. Professor Christopher Buckley has dedicated some 40 years to the Pollution Research Group, and along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has studied and explored the challenges South Africa faces in water use and sustainability. He chats to Gareth Cliff about where we’re at and what’s next in human waste management.

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Food security and food technology are major Fourth Industrial Revolution buzzwords – and not just because we need to find new ways to sustain ourselves and the planet. There are brilliant ways technology and innovation are taking us forward – and Leah Bessa is at the forefront of these. She’s making insect ice-cream, and she swears it’s delicious. She chats to Gareth Cliff about her business Gourmet Grubb, and food science in the 21st Century.

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What is your take on reproductive genetics, testing DNA or ‘designer babies’? Kim Hulett is the CEO and chief researcher at Next Bio Sciences and a South African SingularityU Faculty member. She joins us to share how advances in stem cell and genetic research are unlocking solutions to medical challenges around the world.

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31.07.19 Pt 2 – Things get lavatorial as the team get into stories about pooping outdoors, and how to take a dump with your partner around. How do you clean your toothbrush? Leigh-Ann has some handy tips to keep things hygienic. Gaming kids are making more money than top sports champions… and Neo Kuaho pops in to discuss disruption and the future of learning.

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27.05.19 Pt 2 – With the price of Bitcoin on the rise, the subject of cryptocurrency is hot again. Sean Sanders from Revix brings you up to speed on this, and what to know, going beyond Bitcoin. A woman goes on a hike in Hawaii and causes a 2-week search party, what makes humans revolting body-wise, and a look at what’s hot series-wise now that Game of Thrones is done. Then Ian Russell talks about things like organisational cholesterol and other fascinating topics from his new book around big business and entrepreneurship.

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