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The Adjacent Possible Podcast

Education to better our world

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The Adjacent Possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself. The adjacent possible captures both the limits and the creative potential of change and innovation.


This podcast is all about probing what's possible, what's probable and what's preferable in education.  Join us as we explore how we can overhaul our current pedagogical systems, solve global grand challenges, and  bring about civilization-level change.

Key Areas of Focus:

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Future Skills


New Smarts

21st C Survival Traits

Future Fluencies

The Gig Economy

Age of Imagination

Future Ethics

Contingent Workforce

Future Pedagogy


Existential Intelligence

Online Learning


Cognitive Enhancers

Interdisciplinary Learning

Personalized Learning

Adaptive Learning

Future Tech

Exponential Tech

Big Data  

Cognitive Calibration

AR & VR in Education

Blockchain credentialing

Genetic Enhancements

EdTech & Future Apps

Future Schools

Open Enrollment

A.I. Learning Concierges

Project Based Learning

Robot-proof Curricula



Future Jobs 

Venue: AREA 2071

The Adjacent Possible Podcasts are held in partnership with AREA 2071 which is an ecosystem purposefully designed by the government of Dubai to deeply connect corporates, governments, startups, investors, the youth, and the public in order to co-create the future - mandated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.


Season 1 Guests


Season 1
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Jason Silva: Awecademy

The Adjacent Possible #1 - Marc Prensky

The Adjacent Possible #2 - Dr Abulla Al Karam



Lara Matossian


Lara is the Founder and CEO of SciFest Dubai and Cheerleader-in-residence at Awecademy. She is also a trainer, MC, mime artist, storyteller, and actor in addition to playing other performing arts related roles.

Lara has an eclectic portfolio featuring work in education, science and technology, culture and literature, food, and lifestyle.

She is passionate about scientific literacy, STEAM education, intelligent optimism, skepticism, and intellectual integrity and honesty. Lara is an enthusiastic popularizer of science through SciFest Dubai, its initiatives, through her storytelling and public speaking events, and as a regular guest on national radio shows. She is also the host of Café Scientifique Dubai and The Adjacent Possible podcast.


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