Interview with Tim Marshall: British Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster

International best-selling author, Tim Marshall, is a world-renowned authority on geopolitics and foreign affairs. The former Diplomatic Editor and Foreign Correspondent for Sky News, joins us to discuss his upcoming book, The Future of Geography, where he explores “how power and politics in space will change our world”.

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Tim Marshall shares some key insights and predictions on astro-politics and how this new space-race will impact our society, in both negative and positive ways. Marshall emphasises that “this is not science fiction, this is now science fact”.

He gives us a rare look into how space can provide answers to Earth’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, sustainability and medicine. Space exploration opens doors and provides solutions to things thought challenging on Earth – “the medical advances that will be made, are going to be tremendous”.

Mining rare earth metals and helium three on the Moon,  “will help us enormously, in both combatting climate change… and energy poverty”. Tim Marshall also discusses how agencies and governments can collaborate with private stakeholders to accelerate growth and inclusiveness in the space sector – “the flag follows the trade”.

Marshall shares his thoughts on how rapid technological/AI innovation with impact humanity.

The iconic author, who has sold over a million copies, explores this and more during our fascinating interview with him.


Video Timeline

  • 00:16 – Who are you and what do you do?
  • 01:09 – Your upcoming book, “Future of Geography”, covers how power and politics in space will change our world. What are some of your top predictions?
  • 03:09 – Will space be able to help provide answers to Earth’s most pressing challenges of climate change and sustainability?
  • 05:36 – How can agencies and governments collaborate with private stakeholders to accelerate growth and inclusiveness of the space sector?
  • 07:33 – How important is the space race for today’s society?
  • 10:53 – What kind of threats the current AI race pose to our society?
  • 13:08 – During these uncertain times, what message do you have for corporations and leaders?
  • 16:11 – What is next for you?


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