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Future Fix: Netflix and podcasts

Ashleigh Went

A look into the future provides a brief yet captivating escape from the present.

Here are our favourite futuristic Netflix and podcasts picks.

BLACK MIRROR

Occasionally uplifting, but mostly depressing, Black Mirror takes 
an often-dim peek into the future
 of modern society. Now three seasons in, each episode features a new, self-contained story with a satirical, dark and commonly confronting take on the consequences of social media and technology. Despite its pessimistic outlook, it makes for addictive watching.

FUTURE THINKERS PODCAST

Mike Gillil and Euvie Ivanova 
host this Podcast which examines 
the trajectory of technology and issues that impact the future including spirituality, philosophy, future societies and artificial intelligence. Each episode features a guest expert as they discuss and speculate on what our collective future holds.

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TRAVELLERS

This is essentially a show about
 time travel, but not how you know 
it. Citizens from the future discover a way to implant their consciousness 
into modern day ‘hosts’ moments before their death—with the intention of saving the human race from disaster.

These citizens carry out missions 
while attempting to maintain the pre-existing life of their host, creating a juxtaposition of individual tribulations with societal collapse.

FUTURE TENSE

This podcast comes courtesy of ABC Radio National and discusses trends and technology and how they affect our society. The show attempts, through sharing various perspectives and discussions, to answer questions like ‘could a 24-hour economy improve your quality of life?’, ‘Could you be sued for your tattoo?’ and ‘is happiness vastly overrated?’.

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This article originally appeared in Magazine: Future for Winter 2017, available for free while stocks last. Find out more about Magazine here

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Ashleigh Went

Ashleigh Went has a passion for all things health and wellness. She’s currently furthering her studies in nutrition, but also has a Bachelor of Communication and is a qualified fitness instructor with over five years experience working in a gym. Among other things, she’s a lover of great food, coffee and fashion. She can usually be found shopping for activewear, in the gym or updating her Instagram @wentworthavenue More about the Author

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