Welcome to The 2023 Podcast
It is spring of 2023, humankind overcame and stopped the corona epidemic in 2021. After curfews, travel restrictions, social distancing, sickness and death of loved ones, friends, acquaintances and personalities of contemporary history the world returned to normal.
What will our life look like in in spring 2023 – after Corona? What innovations will the virus bring to the world and our very own everyday life? How are we dealing with the shock, suddenly having realized how vulnerable we are, that our personal freedom – after lockdowns and socialization bans – is not always guaranteed, that food and disinfectants can be rare and out of stock.
In this podcast, the host Agnes Kunkel will discuss with her guests from various backgrounds the different outcomes of the corona pandemic for our future in politics, economy, urban planning, our private and everyday life, health systems, culture, digitization, mass surveillance and privacy.
Central Banks in 2023 with Dr. Ole Rummel
Central banks are responsible for monetary and financial stability in a country. The financial and payment systems work well when a central bank does. Like every other system central banks were affected with the pandemic recessions and did a big acceleration to a more advanced technical structure, but what other changes do we see there or can we predict for the future? Dr. Ole Rummel, Director of Macroeconomic Monetary Policy Management at The SEACEN Centre, answers us in this episode.
Transportation Systems in 2023 with Garry Golden
With much less pressure on transportation systems in 2020 and the rising health concerns of the public, many changes were pushed into the market of transportation much sooner. In 2023 micro-mobility will become the new trend. The Marketplace will be more open for different players. Futurist Garry Golden tell us about his vision for the transportation systems in both near and far future, which solutions will we have for greener and cleaner transportation system and what other innovations will we see in the next three years and after. Listen to our Episode with guest Garry Golden to know the answers to these questions.
Aviation in 2023 with Tomislav Lang
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry due to dramatic drop in demand for passenger air transport. In 2023, airports and airlines will have implemented new procedures for passenger safety and health, delivering a contactless, queue less, and fully sanitized end-to-end travel experience that is as automated as possible.
Listen to host Agnes Kunkel and guest Tomislav Lang, Founder of Lang Aviation Experts UG, discussing futuristic automation chances for the industry.
Public Transit in 2023 with Paul Comfort
Public transport has been hit hard by COVID-19. With ridership significantly down, leading to considerable financial distress for public transport operators. The good news: there is growing evidence that public transport riders do not face higher infection risk than anyone else.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, most public transport operators have quickly stepped up and taken concrete action to make transit systems COVID-safe for staff and passengers. Paul Comfort, an expert on leadership, transportation infrastructure and trends, and former CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), explains how we must keep the momentum going to preserve the appeal of public transport, for the sake of public health, economic recovery, and environmental sustainability.
Smart Collaboration in 2023 with Heidi Gardner