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Could COVID-19 influence our technological futures?


In this episode, we explore the way technology scales in times of rapid change – such as the time in which we currently live.

We’ll use a single piece of technology to shape our exploration: the South Australian Home Quarantine app. This was rolled out as a trial to enable home quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app was the focus of intense debate in Australia, and drew attention from commentators in the US, because it used facial recognition combined with GPS data to monitor participants in the program.

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