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How Ideas Change the World

Gal Beckerman In Conversation With David Malone

59 mins watch time

Posted April 2022

Philosophy, Science, Technology

We tend to think of revolutions as loud: frustrations and demands shouted in the streets. But the ideas fuelling them have traditionally been conceived in much quieter spaces, in the small, secluded corners where a vanguard can whisper among themselves, imagine alternate realities, and deliberate over how to get there. Gal Beckerman joins us to search for those spaces, over centuries and across continents, and warn us that they might soon go extinct.