#130 - What it will take to reconnect Tonga with the world | Curio

#130 - What it will take to reconnect Tonga with the world

16 mins | Jan 24, 2022

Today's episode from 24th January 2022. The horror and devastation of what has happened in Tonga is starting to become a little clearer after a volcano and a tsunami silenced the island. We explore how alongside heat, power and water, the internet being down could spell prolonged disaster for the country. Then later, as we head into the last week of January we explore why it's difficult to stick to our goals and we uncover the real reason for self-sabotage. After the devastating volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami on January 15th 2022, Tonga has been plunged into a virtual darkness with no way for the outside world to know the extent of the casualties and how many now require aid. For Technology Review, Chris Stokel-Walker discuses the aftermath of the disaster and why getting the island back online is essential for their recovery. Do you have a negative knee-jerk reaction to being told what to do? Almost everyone has a negative mental reflex that kicks in when we sense that our autonomy is being threatened, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but can also prevent us from doing things that we need or want to do. In this edition of Nir and Far, Nir Eyal explains this strange psychological reactance and what we can do to combat it. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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