Edinburgh Fringe: Will I Need a Light Licence?


New Town Theatre
The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, Edinburgh Fringe

It’s the year 2030 – you now have high bandwidth secure laser communications straight to your VR headset without an Ethernet cable. Result! However, you need to keep your window blinds closed; otherwise, daylight or a passing car at night takes you straight back to 1990’s bandwidth. Should we regulate light so these exciting new technologies can be used? Or are the boffins out of control? Ask Dr Ross Donaldson (Heriot-Watt University)!

Part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, a collaboration between the four Edinburgh Universities - Take top academics, contentious research, add a comedian and it's the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CoDI). Now in its 11th year, CoDI drags academics out of their ivory towers to debate today's burning issues and cutting-edge research with audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and monthly at the Strand Comedy Club.