Listen to MP3 (MP3 16.6 MB)Survival of the Fittest, Survival of the Richest or Survival of the Thinnest
From the Adelaide Festival of Ideas – Hilights from 2007 page.
UPDATE: I listened to this talk while riding my trusty treddly along the Glenelg/Somerton foreshore. I kept thinking that my mate Cam from the G’day world podcast and his optimistic mates would be challenged by some of the sobering and balanced observations made my Norman. In particular those on the average and maximum lifespan people can expect and why. I was fascinated by the comment about the correlation between the average national lifespan and the gap between rich and poor. I was challenged by the notion of how I might feel about invasive surgery to extend my life in twenty years time (right now I would say forget it). I wish I had taken notes, because I can’t for the life of me think of the term to describe our tendency to sell stock on a falling market (but I think the idea is important).
Finally, I was struck by the line of thought that associates schizophreniawith the industrial age . (Cant get the Dire Straits ‘Industrial Disease tune out o my head). Might be something from this idea over at theprocessofinnovation.com blog.
Thanks to the podcast dudes wearing distinctive t-shirts, I found this
page. Trouble is there is no downloadable audio (yet) and worse, no
RSS. Shame adelaide radio, shame festival organisers, shame!
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