Show notes

How will your design be used in 10,000 years? When we produce designs and create technical systems we rarely think in such time-frames, yet many of today’s technology includes ideas decades old, even hundreds. Anthropologist Genevieve Bell joins us to talk about digital anthropology, cyber physical systems, and the new educational needs that have arisen.

Technology today becomes technology tomorrow. If AI is the steam engine, then what will become the railroad and the trains? Who are the modern day equivalents of the civil engineers of yesterday who will manage these new, AI driven systems, and new technologies?

For the past three years Genevieve has been working on establishing a new field of engineering with the Australian National University, to help provide the education needed to create the practitioners we need.

(Listening time: 44 minutes, transcript)

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