Purser Explores The World
Purser Explores The World is a journey of discovery fueled entirely by my curiosity.
The right to silence is one of the most basic rights a person has under the various justice systems that operate in Australia. The central premise is that the state is not allowed to force someone to incriminate themselves, because frankly, that sort of thing tends to lead to false confessions and the jailing of innocent people.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. We are living in the future. We're living at a time when the first true cybernetics are being developed, when people can realistically say that they have a bio lab in their garage. We're standing on the edge of a change, something that could transform humanity like nothing that has come before.
After a year long investigation, including a number of different disciplines from areas such as archeology, geneology and medical, it was finally confirmed that a body found buried in a carpark in Leicester, England was indeed Richard the third. For this episode I catch up with Michael Stutchbery and talk about why this caused as much excitement as it did, and why it's so important.
Inspired by a twitter conversation between Stilgherrian and Mark Newton about this article I thought I would explore what tomorrows geek would be playing at with them and Liz Quilty. Unfortunately a round table discussion wasn't possible but I think these three individual chats do something to shed some light.
The Open Australia Foundation has been one of the leading lights in the citizen driven Open Government movement in Australia, recently they launched a new project based around the idea of opening up the process of Freedom Of Information requests so I thought I would have a chat and see what they're up to.