Episode 25

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10th Jun 2020

Future Ethics with Cennydd Bowles

Technology is disrupting our world at unimaginable speed. Its impact on society is often unforeseen, both for good and for bad. In this episode of Old Fox Young Fox, Designer, futurist and author Cennydd Bowles helps us navigate this moral maze together.

Questions posed include:

  • Do Tech companies and individuals have any moral or ethical responsibility for the impact of their technologies?
  • How does society protect itself when we have neither the knowledge or technical expertise to understand what’s going on?
  • Has the battle already been lost?

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About our guest:

Cennydd Bowles is a designer, futurist and author whose experience includes working with Twitter, Samsung, The BBC and Google. He has lectured at Stanford University, Facebook and has been an invited expert to the UN. Cennydd is a commentator on ethics for The Guardian, MIT Press, WIRED and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Future Ethics and runs ethical design studio NowNext.


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Old Fox Young Fox
A show that explores the impacts of a rapidly changing world.
Old Fox Young Fox is an intergenerational conversation where hosts Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy talk through themes impacting our lives, viewed through the lense of different generations and guided by acknowledged experts.

Topics include:
Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generation X, Y & Z. Blockchain, The Circular Economy, Social Media, AI, Gamification, Brexit, Modern Elders, Happiness, The Gig Economy, The Climate Emergency, Fake News. All present opportunities and threats.

Everything is connected, everything is changing. What does it all mean?
How might it affect our businesses and our lives?

How do we adapt?
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Oliver Happy

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Oliver works in tech and enjoys building things that help improve people’s lives. Oliver is the Young Fox in the Old Fox Young Fox podcast (and definitely isn't ready to be called a 'Middle Fox'), co-host of Problem Busters and host of Gone Workabout. Oliver recognises the value of the new world view learning from the wisdom of the old and loves sharing good ideas.

Jeremy Woolwich

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Jeremy Woolwich is a marketing, communications and strategy consultant with over 30 years of experience. His practice Independent Perspective Ltd. helps companies both global and local, tackle common challenges, plan for change and evolve. Jeremy is our Old Fox and is damn good at it. However the world has changed since Jeremy cut his teeth in business and as the speed of change gathers pace, he is intrigued by the new and emerging trends that are shaking the foundations of how business get things done and the challenges they present to individuals, management teams and the wider community. Jeremy reads widely and enjoys developing strong, educated opinions on things that matter.