What data should we store for posterity? How do we decide what to keep and what to throw away? In this episode, Mike and Josh discuss the digital archive, and the issues with long term data storage and the internet.
Mike and Josh discuss the ever-increasing use of microtransactions in gaming, and their impact on gaming communities and the wider economy. They also discuss the thorny issue of loot boxes, and the way games publishers are introducing gambling through the back door.
What happens to our data when we die? Mike and Josh chat about the growing trend in online memorialisation, with social media pages being turned into digital monuments for the dead. Is it ethical? Is it even in good taste? Tune in to find out!
Is subscription culture making us lazy? Mike and Josh chat about the many pros and cons of subscriptions services with friend of the show Lindsey-Claire Hogg. From Netflix and Spotify to the benefits of unified platforms, there are many questions to be answered, including what this means for the High Street, and does it really offer us more choice? Listen in to find out…
Are AI really alive? Can they ever be alive? Mike and Josh take on the big questions, and more, as they wonder what it means to be alive, what it means to be human, and what we mean by ‘human’ in the first place.