Wishing Polar Bears All The Best artwork
Tech for Good Live

Wishing Polar Bears All The Best

  • S15E7
  • 42:18
  • May 19th 2022

Welcome back to the Tech for Good Live podcast where we talk about technology for good, live.

In this episode we talk about bias, privilege, and how rhetoric can take hold of our beliefs even when they can be clearly proven wrong. I know that is a shocker for everyone. And that’s why you listen to this podcast.

We also discuss exciting developments in the virtual reality space and how it is being applied to medical science. 

Hera Hussain is our host and she is joined by fellow TFGL team members Greg Ashton and Paul Jakubowski

Our special guest this week is Graeme Heyes, researcher in sustainable design innovation and facilitator of sustainable design sprints with a PhD in sustainable business model design and environmental management. 

Stat of the week 

People from societally advantaged groups think equality-promoting policies will affect them negatively, even if they would actually benefit

Privileged people misjudge effects of pro-equality policies on them - New Scientist

1 in 3 U.S. adults believes an effort is underway to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains. - US News

Charity news of the week

Financial times and Infosys demonstrate the importance of climate change policy in an excellent way:

The Climate Game 

Tech news of the week

NeuroVirt brings full-stack VR treatment to physical rehab:

Better rehab in virtual reality - PreSeed Now 

And finally

Kickstarter for a football which is also a portable generator - Soccket


Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. 

Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at [email protected] 

We’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your pals about this podcast!

Thanks to podcast.co for hosting our podcast. 

Also, please don't forget this podcast is run by volunteers and we survive on sponsorships and donations. Right now one of our primary goals is to make sure all of our podcast episodes are accessible by making sure EVERY episode is transcribed. Sadly this costs money and we desperately need your help to make this become a reality! So if you've ever tuned into one of our podcasts or attended one of our events please consider chipping in the price of a cup of coffee.

Tech for Good Live

From rampant AI's and gamification to social fundraising and new ways of donating. Join us on a meandering ramble through the ever changing landscape of tech that makes the world a better place.