While politicians around the world play sport over the rights to publicly grill Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s executives, one company seems to be Teflon coated in this age of data scandals. Are we heading for Amazon’s Age of Empire, wonders Kulturpop’s Matt Armitage. Yes, It’s time to Mattsplain.
Confused by the Cambridge Analytica story? #DeleteFacebook is no solution. We need to completely change the business model of online companies if we want to safeguard our personal information. Follow Matt’s 101 to find out how data companies are using sophisticated psychology to manipulate and nudge our behaviour.
Air conditioning has had an enormous impact on modern society, from population migration to architecture to the warehouses that store the Cloud. But is it time we swapped energy intensive air conditioning for microclimate technologies?
Attitudes towards Silicon Valley are changing, with an angry sea of voices raging at their tone deaf behaviour and seeming inability to understand or tame the epidemic of fake news. Now is not the time to turn our backs on tech, argues Matt.
On the show Matt looks at a very simple question: Will the future be easier or harder for the next generation of jobseekers? Automation, robots and artificial and machine intelligence are doing incredible things for us as a species. But will they leave any jobs for the boys [and girls]?
On the show Matt & Polly ask: should we be sending junk into space, even if they are giant disco balls and convertible roadsters? What can you do when software breaks your car and no one can fix it? And is your email provider a window into your soul?
Getting in shape can be a maze of pseudoscience, fads and frenzy. Matt’s Magic Diet won’t make you fit or healthy but it will make him a very rich man. Which would you choose, expert advice or the expertly chosen words of a flimflam merchant?