IT varsity Tech Watch

IT varsity Tech Watch

By Bilal & Maseeh Kathrada
There are two things we are totally passionate about: technology and education. Nothing gives us more joy than teaching and empowering people.

In this podcast we (father and son duo from South Africa) discuss the latest trends and life changing innovations in technology.
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Why has South Africa lagged so far behind in solar power production?
China has solar power plants that cumulatively produce more than four times South Africa’s total electricity needs. The question is, why has South Africa lagged so far behind the rest of the world in solar power production?
25:04
August 23, 2019
New plastic recycling process
Ever  since its invention by Leo Baekeland in 1907, plastic has transformed  our world in countless ways. It is simply not possible to imagine a  world without plastics: everywhere you look, you will find plastics. But what was a miracle for us, has turned out to be a disaster for the environment. Is it too late or can advancements in technology prevent a possible ecological disaster.
23:24
August 23, 2019
What are Social Media Networks Doing to Prevent the Spread of Hate Speach?
When  Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2004, there was no way he could  have known that his little website was going to become the world’s most  popular social network with nearly 2 billion registered users. He also  could not have known that his social networking site would be  instrumental in one of the most heinous crimes committed in the past century.
21:33
August 23, 2019
IBM’s 5-in-5 predictions (Part 2)
In this episode, we continue our discussion on IBM's 5-in-5 predictions. The five technologies that are going to transform society in the next 5 years.
20:50
August 23, 2019
IBM’s 5-in-5 predictions (Part 1)
What  are the five technologies that are going to fundamentally reshape  business and society in the next five years? Some of IBM’s leading  researchers shared their thoughts on this at IBM’s annual Think  conference.
19:42
August 22, 2019
Career tips for the 21st century
In the previous episode we talked about several in demand jobs that are going to go extinct within the next ten years. However, all hope is not loss. Although the advancements in technology will undoubtedly lead to job loss, it will also create an abundance of new jobs and opertunities.
21:35
August 22, 2019
Jobs that have gone or will go extinct by 2030
With the explosive advancements in technology, many in demand jobs today are going to go extinct within the next 10 years
19:18
August 22, 2019
Can we blame technology for people's job loss?
Technological advancements and automation has always lead to job loss, and with the rate technology has been advancing and continues to advance, this is only going to get worse. But who's really to blame?
21:05
August 22, 2019
The Electric Car Revoluiton
In this episode we talk about electric cars. The technology that has the potential to transform the world of transport and completely change the economies of countries. 
21:23
August 22, 2019
Augmented Reality
In this episode we talk about augmented reality, the technology that merges the real world with the virtual worlds behind our phones and computers, and the impact it can have on our everyday lives. 
22:39
August 22, 2019
The end of the cell phone
In this episode, we talk about some of the gadgets that a couple years ago could have been found in every home but have today become completely obsolete. We talk about the likeliness that this could also happen to mobile phones, and sooner than you'd think.
24:30
August 22, 2019
South African Tablet Rollout at Schools
In this episode we discuss the recent plan by the Department of Education to rollout tablet PC's to nearly 23 000 schools in South Africa.
22:16
August 7, 2019
Children and Technology
In this episode we discuss one of the most contested topics around technology: children and technology.
21:53
August 7, 2019
Great Pioneers of Technology
In this episode we take a look at some of the great minds throughout history who have shaped the way we use technology today.
18:10
August 7, 2019
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