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Why It Matters
Why It Matters
Why It Matters
302 min • Nature & Environment, Business & Technology • 2019 • G

Imagine having someone turn a complex topic inside out, break complex concepts down into simple strands, and make the familiar surprising. What if someone could sift through all that info out there and make sense of what really matters? In this brand new series Joshua Lim will do just that. Why It Matters with Joshua Lim will uncover how some of the biggest news relates to the smallest individual. Armed with clever analysis and novel graphics, Joshua deconstructs existing perspectives by constructing new worlds; and explores the unexplored by developing new ways of seeing. From the explosion of information, we find out what matters and why it does.

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Bad Pho-mance
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1. Bad Pho-mance
23 mins

Nomophobia. That's what researchers call the anxiety you feel when you are without your phone. Joshua Lim uncovers if your phone dependency is far more toxic than you think.

Taking The Right Turn?
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2. Taking The Right Turn?
23 mins

Ride-hailing apps have become the way to go, especially in congested Jakarta. Then why are some motorcycle riders on the apps struggling to make ends meet ? Joshua hits the streets to find out.

Poverty: The Price And Perils
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3. Poverty: The Price And Perils
24 mins

Being poor is more than not having enough money. It costs you - your mind, your choices and potentially your life. Joshua shines the spotlight on the price and perils of living in poverty.

In The Company Of Millennials
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4. In The Company Of Millennials
23 mins

Do millennial bosses hire or fire differently ? Are millennials spending more or less time at work ? Join Joshua as he finds out how his generation is changing the face of work today, and in the future.

Blockchain (Part 1)
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5. Blockchain (Part 1)
23 mins

What's blockchain doing in your dinner? Blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrencies, but Joshua Lim finds out that food companies are using blockchain to secure their food chain.

Blockchain (Part 2)
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6. Blockchain (Part 2)
23 mins

What's blockchain doing in your dinner? Blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrencies, but Joshua Lim finds out that food companies are using blockchain to secure their food chain.

(Art)ificial Intelligence
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7. (Art)ificial Intelligence
23 mins

A computer-generated painting, which fetched more than US$400,000 at Christie's, sets host Joshua Lim on a journey to find out what it means to be creative in the age of Artificial Intelligence.

Killer Heat
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8. Killer Heat
48 mins

Singapore is a sunny island set in the sea. But Joshua finds out being surrounded by water may well be lethal in the age of global warming.

Losing Yourself
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9. Losing Yourself
47 mins

Is free wifi safe to use ? Can 'secured' websites be faked ? Is your personal information really worth stealing ? In his hunt for answers, host Joshua Lim finds himself at the mercy of a cybersleuth.

Face Off
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10. Face Off
45 mins

Would you give up your privacy for the conveniences that facial recognition technology can bring to your life ? In this season finale, host Joshua Lim flies to China, the land of a million cameras.

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