#9 - England’s reopening | Curio

#9 - England’s reopening

28 mins | Jul 18, 2021

Today's episode from 19th July 2021. We start our Monday morning looking at England's reopening after lockdown and ask whether it is a cause for celebration or concern. Later on, imagine you could download information straight into your brain, bypassing any actual learning. Would you do it? We explore the idea. All eyes are on England as restrictions are lifted. The country is set to be the first to lift all COVID-19 restrictions even as cases are rising rapidly. How big a gamble is Boris Johnson taking? Clive Cookson and George Parker talk to the politicians and health experts on the pandemic frontline to consider whether the final lift will cost lives or become a beacon of hope for the rest of the world. Would downloading information onto your brain be a shortcut or a hindrance? Inspired by a concept from The Matrix, John Tillson, a lecturer in the philosophy of education, reflects on the possible outcomes of knowledge insertion. 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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