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Anywhere But Here Podcast 70: Is This The Future?

This week we talk mainly about technology... lots of technology. Well, after the results of the local and European elections.

Tom points out that the UN will be debating on whether or not fully autonomous weapons should be deployed in wars now instead of living soldiers. Is this the start of SkyNet, Robocop or The Matrix? Let us know how you feel at abhpod@gmail.com.

Ant promotes Solar Freakin' Roadways! A new innovation from America where roads, pavements, play areas, all-sorts would be replaced with hexagonal, glass tiles with LEDs in that could generate electricity while making roads safer. Take a look for it online and subscribe.

Tom then gets totally side-tracked talking about how technology could change the face of entertainment as Michael Jackson was beamed live on stage to sing a song from his new album, Xscape, a song he didn't finish before he died. This led to the discovery of Hatsune Miku, an entirely fictitious pop star whose voice is completely synthesised yet she still sells out huge stadiums!

To finish, Tom reads out a list of hacked McDonalds menu items meaning you could get just a cheese sandwich, or a Big Mac made out of Quarter Pounder burgers and a whole load more. This episode is all about the future!

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