Episode 21

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4th Apr 2020

Technology is changing our world. A reason for optimism or fear with Robert Anderson

Cautious optimist Robert Anderson features in this conversation covering Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, autonomous cars and much more.

Technology is changing every aspect of our existence but as Robert argues, so it has since human time began and what is truly important is that we get involved in actively considering the benefits and the drawbacks of each step change - rather than blindly accepting whatever is on offer.

About our guest

Robert is a lifelong Technologist, with over 20 years of experience designing, developing and maintaining applications. Robert is currently an Enterprise Application Architect with a large Insurer as well as being a Trainer and Life Coach. But what really drew us to Robert is his deep thinking into the role of technology in our lives - for better and for worse. Ultimately a cautious optimist, we think you’ll enjoy his insights.

Contacting our guest

Robert can be reached via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-anderson-14605510/

Robert's fascinating YouTube talk can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbTZ910l0hs&authuser=0

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About the Podcast

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 the things 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?

About your hosts

Oliver Happy

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Oliver is the Young Fox. He works in tech. He enjoys building web and mobile apps that improve people’s lives. With his background in building tech, he is pretty comfortable with all things software, hardware and cloudware. Oliver is our Young Fox and definitely isn't ready to be called the 'Middle Fox'. Even though Oliver was born in New Zealand with a keyboard in hand so to speak and is very comfortable in the new digitized business world, he recognises the value of the new world view learning, benefiting and integrating the knowledge, experiences and wisdom from the old. Oliver is keen to explore and adopt ideas new or old that will help navigate the challenges ahead.

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.