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A tonight the companies employing our teenagers for no wages. The new


reality of the jobs market or state-sanctioned exploitation.


Remember this? Tonight all will be revealed, it is called the Internet


of things, and it is going to change your life. And...Hello


Newsnight, I'm Usain Bolt, I'm a phenomenon and a legend.


Hello good evening. We will have a look at the explosives new


biography Kevin McBride. First this programme has learned that one of


the best new repair firms for cars is using a Government scheme to


recruit workers for free. Kwik Fit has offered young people work for


nothing. The company gets £1600 for each rainy, they get nothing. --


trainee. How do you see it? Cars are my passion, always has


been, ever since I was a little boy. When it comes to cars the best way


of learning is hands on, that is probably, my favourite way. For


thousands of teenager, this is the very first step on a very long


ladder. These apprentices are the lucky one, with youth unemployment


still nudging in a million, it is harder than ever to get nearer that


dream job. It is hard to get jobs, it is hard to like us to get into


the apprenticeship we got in to, it was hard to get. For years the


the apprenticeship we got in to, it traditional route for a car


mechanic, chef or nursery nurse has been through an apprenticeship


scheme, you study at college at the same time earning money in a proper


job, if only at £2.65 an hour. There is, though, still a large


group of young people who struggle to get this far. The answer, says


the Government, is a new type of scheme, designed to help the most


disadvantaged. Traineeships are meant to combine work experience


disadvantaged. Traineeships are with classes in English and maths,


plus general skills like CV writing, they run for up to five months, but


they are exempt from minimum wage legislation. Over 100 firms have


said they are interested in taking part, with a big push by the


Government expected this autumn. One of the first high street brands


to sign up to the scheme is the car repair firm Kwik Fit, it is already


advertising traineeships on-line. They read very much like any normal


job advert, the position is advertised for five months, the


working week is up to 39 hours, Tuesday to Saturday. All this is


completely voluntary, but also completely unpaid. Nick has been


closely watching the further education sector for years, he


first spotted the Kwik Fit advert this week and a number of others


like it? Traineeships have been the opportunity to be a fantastic


programme for young people to get into work and a full-time job. Here


we are talking about young people unpaid working up to 900 or more


hours, for a big employer with multimillion pound profits, they


need to pay for the benefit of having employees. In this case they


are not. Kwik Fit is already a big employer of apprentices, and denies


this new scheme is anything like exploitation. There is no


suggestion the firm is breaking the rules, but it is getting £1600 per


trainee from the Government. In statement the company said:


The Government has had its own problems with work experience. Last


year there was sitdown protests, after it tried to introduce


benefits sanctions for people who refused to sign up to the schemes.


Ministers are though convinced that these kinds of programmes can be


affective. Crucial -- Effective. Crucially work experience works, I


want to tackle youth unemployment, all the experience shows that


working, English and maths are the three crucial things for young


people to get maths. That is why we have designed traineeships in this


way, especially where they can lead into apprenticeships which help


people get more skills in work in a job and help tackle youth


unemployment. For some of today's teenagers it is a tough choice,


work for free or don't work at all. When I went to my interview for the


job I said I couldn't care less I was getting paid because cars I are


all I want to do. You should expect to be paid, if you are putting


yourself out you need to be rewarded with something.


Tonight after questions from Newsnight Kwik Fit withdrew its job


advertisment and replaced with a new version. It now says that


although its work experience programme is expected to last five


months, it may well finish sooner, it says there will now be a


guaranteed job interview for every trainee at the end of the process.


Is it a convenient way to get kids to work for nothing, or is it just


the new reality in a jobs market that is tight. With me is Toby


Perkins, shadow Business Minister, and Lottie Dexter, who campaigns


for jobs for young people. The One Million Campaign. You heard the


young guy there say he couldn't care less if he got paid because


this is what he wants to. Do I guess of any kind is better than no


work? It is. But it is a pretty sad reflection on the state of our


economy and the way that the Government are making us into a


low-wage economy that people are now going to be working for five


months on the bays that they will then, if they make the grade, be


given an opportunity to go for an interview, in order to go on to an


apprenticeship, to work for below minimum wage for two years. What it


apprenticeship, to work for below really shows you is, yes it is a


new reality for people in Cameron's Britain. You have made up that


trajectory, they are working for five months for free, which many


people would call training, apprenticeship? People would call


it that. Apprenticeships are a low- apprenticeship? People would call


income way of a company having a qi quid pro quo, where at the same


time that you are developing you are developing your skills and you


are working. Now we have a qualification period to get on to


the apprenticeship. When I was 17 I was on £35 a week on a YTS, he


never thought that many years later £35 was too much to pay young


people. Are we selling young people down the plughole? We have far too


many young people leaving school without the experience or skills


needed to get an actual job, we have nearly one million young


people unemployed, traineeships bridge what is very often a very


scary and dicey journey from school into work. You would say to people


go and do this, it doesn't matter if you have a five-day a week


without being paid go and do it? I have run a lobby group for jobs for


young people, we have spoken to a group before going on this


programme, they say they would prefer to go working in a real


garage with real mechanics and interacting with customers, than


they would sitting behind a desk and being force fed by teachers, we


shouldn't write these off. Are you saying that employers shouldn't put


these out? You can't blame them if they have this opportunity. What is


your message to Kwik Fit? My message is that we have got


apprenticeships there, they are really valuable tool. A the lot of


young people aren't ready for apprenticeships, that is why we


need traineeships, because they have been failed by an education


system that isn't working. The whole point of the apprenticeships


is people came out of school and earned a low wage at the time the


company were spending time with them and getting ready for a job


market and they can't be paid for doing that. Pbgt aweren't tisships


are great and perform very well, but they are not. Apprenticeships


are great and perform well, there are a group of people unable to


take them up and not ready, and that was because education failed


under the Labour Government. Where you have a kid with one of these


training schemes who wakes up with a hangover who thinks, you know


training schemes who wakes up with what I'm not getting paid any way,


I might not go this week or whatever, you don't get that sense


of what you are actually working towards, do you? For a traineeship,


that is the point, it instills work ethic, it builds an attitude,


rather than going to school you are going in and interacting with


colleagues, you are meeting your boss, you are taking on that


responsibility. That is the point of a traineeship. It is to get the


hardest to help, the most vulnerable young people who are the


furthest away from the jobs market a link from school into a training


scheme, into an apprenticeship, which are very important. It does


seem odd, Labour has already taken us down this workfare path, what is


your argument when this was started really under Tony Blair? This


wasn't started under Tony Blair, we have a plan in terms of the long-


term unemployed with the job sharing. You did the Primark


schemes? We have the Future Jobs Fund which this Government


abolished, they have abolished mandatory work experience, we heard


the minister say that work experience is important. They have


cut back on the careers service, they have further education, a key


part in all of this, massive cuts. Let's go back to what you would do


at this point. Would you actually go out please don't take the


Government up on these schemes, do not offer these five-month schemes,


what would you do? I'm not saying to employers that they shouldn't


take it up. Why aren't you if you feel so strongly? The point is the


Government is creating a low- skilled, low-wage economy, because


their entire strategy is around getting people to work either for


free or nothing. They have a minimum wage, but at the same time


they keep kinding ways to not do that. Traineeships are important,


we need them. Thank you very much both of you.


With two days to go to the Labour conference, an explosive new tone


to add to your pile of new Labour memoirs, Damian McBride has written


his account of his time in power, it is promising to be a tell-all,


smears and all sorts only read about in fiction. It is serialised


in the Mail exclusively from tomorrow. We have it hot off the


press. What is in the book? It doesn't promise it is. These two


pages in it have a series of assassinations, he admits himself


he took down John Reid, Charles Clarke, Ivan, we have a few quotes.


He talks about how he's this inversion of a priest, people come


to him, tell him the sins of people they don't like in the hope that he


publicises them more widely. He's very honest about what he did. It


is one of the most honest and gruesome accounts of being a spin


doctor that I do actually think one of the last implications could be


that it does shock quite a few viewers/readers, it exposes how


people do politics at the top of Westminster. In case we thought


that politic was clean and lovely! Indeed, most people thought it was


pretty hardcore. Except he details, goes through exactly how you hack


into a Government account, exactly Despite the comfortable familiarity,


they say there are problems that Despite the comfortable familiarity,


come with this. The borough is now 17% white British. Loads of people


living in our streets were English people, but over the years, 34-macro


years, -- three or four years, I have been people coming in from


other communities and settling down. The couple admit that it is


largely Indian is that they spend their time with, rather than


largely Indian is that they spend widening their social group. And it


is this instinct that the mayor wants to counter. As this borough


becomes increasingly diverse, the mayor has introduced a series of


fairly bold measures aimed at holding on to some of the


Britishness. In libraries, he has removed foreign language newspapers


and withdrawn translation services. He will no longer fund a single


community events. Sir Robin Wales has been the directly elected mayor


since 2002. Before that, he was council leader here. We don't make


people integrate we just encourage it. We can't make anybody do


anything. People spent time with their own ethnic group and religion


and that is great, and often they contribute to a community


tremendously and do good things, but we say that if we are doing


something we will support people coming together. I am strongly of


the view that if you try to segregate people into different


groups and keep them separate, that is not only bad for individuals but


the community that you do it too. Apartheid was wrong in South Africa


and it would be wrong here. Keeping people separate must be a bad thing.


It was also the first local authority in England to introduce


landlord regulations, and they have to release convictions and live up


to British standards here. Counsel police officers are looking for a


rogue landlords and an acceptable living conditions, things like whole


families living in one room, which the mayor would consider unBritish.


Also if they find suspected illegal immigrants on the raid, they will be


handed over. The Mayor wants to know how many houses in his borough are


like this one. The landlords that these tenants pay their rent to does


not have a licence from the councils they will be subject to a fine.


Altogether 15 people live in this three-bedroom house. Everybody is


aware of the conditions and the law and they are being exploited, but


still they have to take it the hard way because they have no other


chance. Very few people object to cracking down on poor housing


conditions, but the Mayor's overall agenda is divisive. Absolutely


people should integrate but they should not be forced to assimilate.


people should integrate but they I can understand if you are not


using your translation services and I can understand if you are not


at a time when local authorities have to save money and you realised


some of the services are not value for money that you could remove


them. But if you are removing them from vulnerable people that need


them, for ideological reasons, then that starts to make you question


what the values are of the people doing it. Newham recently rejected


plans to build the biggest mosque in the borough. Critics argue this was


another ideological decision. The mayor insists that it was simply not


the right place for it. Some people find your policy is offensive. They


say you are denying people's heritage and ignore it. Never,


never. I think it is wonderful when people remember their heritage and


where they come from and I celebrate that. But the council should not be


paying for it. Do you think these policies could transfer to other


parts of the UK, this tough approach? I don't accept that it is


tougher. Most people would say it is a tough time, we have to save


money, we are currently experimenting with a range of ways


of providing cheaper, free English language. What we do is provide


free English language teaching for anybody that wants to work.


Within the borough of Newham and right next door to the Olympic Park


sits Stratford Market, most of the traders have been here for decades.


I ask what they make of the integration agenda? When in Rome do


what the Romans do. If you live in England and you have made this your


home, then yes, you should learn to speak English. Wherever they live


in their part of Newham, wherever it may be, there will be more poles


-- Poles or Bangladeshis, and they revert back, whether they have


taken the papers or translators away, it isn't going to change


nothing. The minute you should the door, it is back to normal for them.


Same as it is for us. Before Newham hosts another


citizenship ceremony I met this man, who is about to get his British


passport. He has been in the UK 18 years already and he says he can't


wait. I want citizenship, I have lived a long time in England. Jo it


is like a dream, I live in the UK but not citizen or British, my


passport is Bangladeshi. To everyone the passport is a British


citizen. Do you guys ever have to everyone the passport is a British


use translators, have you used translators? Sometimes, some


problems with the doctor, I'm not understanding and they are not


talking to the doctor. For them it is not as simple as saying of


learning the language, he didn't feel his English was good enough to


explain why. TRANSLATION: I have tried a lot for 18 years, I have


been to college and worked with English people, understanding is


not a problem. It doesn't stay in my head, I'm older now, if I was


younger it would have stayed. Back at East Ham Town Hall, two weeks


after Mini and Shibu became British, it is Amiral's turn, he joins 15


other people. Amiral Islam from Bangladesh please. Wife Jackia


can't stop smiling. He proudly stands in front of the Union Jack


he tells me is now his flag. Sir Robin's critics say he wants fewer


new arrivals and more middle-class white people living in the borough.


The question for the other new citizens in the room is whether


they can fit into the mayor's vision for Newham. Congratulations


you are free to go. You can hear the full documentary,


Naturalising Newham by heading to the BBC Asian Network website. We


have Sir Robin Wales and Claire Fox. What is wrong with the individual


moves? I'm not here to be critical of the individual moves, want to


take a step back. I get a bit nervous when we say, I think we


probably agree on this, there is a problem with some of the


multicultural policies of the past that were very devisive that made


people identify with their cultural identity rather than a broader


project. For me some of the things that have been put forward seem to


be very technical, very narrow and I don't thing you are going to get


people buying into a broader sense of western values and entightenedle


values when saying you have to speak English. Is this to save


money? No, we value the diversity, I have lived in Newham for 35 years,


why would I live in a place that is the most diverse place in the world.


When we are spending public money our task is to try to bring people


together. For that we spend a lot on English language classes, this


Government cut 40% of the funding for English language classes, we


think that is wrong. We want people to speak English to get jobs and


access the whole cultural offer that is here in London, the


greatest capital city in the world, you can access some of that.


Bringing people together is surely the task of a local Government. Why


does that actually bring people together, why does taking away


individual funding bring people together? No, there is lots of


other things we do. This is a few small things. We don't cut all


translation, if translation is needed for statutory services and


support we do that, of course we do. Then what we do is have a series of


events where people come together, last year and this year too we gave


everyone £250 if they want to run something with neighbours, street


parties, we had 1,000 last year with 180,000 people taking part.


That is getting to meet other people. The problem if you stay in


a community is that we know that people who work have broader


networks and it gives them better opportunities to access jobs, our


job is to support that with public funds. While recognising the value


of culture. Let as try to take a step back then, for me one of the


problems is there is a danger, certainly the way the media has


picked it up more broadly, not necessarily tonight. Is the


accusatory finger is pointed at immigrants as though they are the


problem, won't they integrate in, that is the way it is pick up. They


have to learn English. For me the greater crisis I think you


underestimate the crisis, the biggest problem for me is I don't


think in Britain we don't know what people should integrate to. We


define ourselves about what people aren't doing. We have to be honest


about the whole values system of what Britain stands for, of why


when you move into this country you buy in to. But there is the flag


and all of that? We have a few symbols. In America people would


move, they didn't always learn how to speak English, by the way, what


they identified with, millions of people of the American dream. Where


is the British dream today. There is none, so we point our finger at


them. We are not trying to say, that we look for tolerance and


respect. I'm a British Scot, we had somebody earlier today saying they


are English, of course we have given backgrounds, what --


backgrounds, when you ask communities they want jobs,


education for kids, safe streets. Every community wants the same


thing. That is what we want to provide while encouraging people to


meet other people that live beside them. Why has Newham gone from 33%


white British to 16.7%, is this a response to the marginalised white


British?. It is London, people moving into London, the East End is


always where people come. Interestingly we are seeing changes.


The Olympic largely held in our borough, we are beginning to see


changes you no one of our problems is we will have people moving in


and gentrifying we want to make sure that they can make a life. We


have to recognise there has been incredible damage done by


multiculturalism as a policy. I'm an open borders policy. You should


welcome this? There are parts of it, I'm not here to attack this, we are


having a broader discussion in a way. My problem is with


multiculturalism is that it has been devisive, it has said to


people don't come in here and be a human being but be ethnic. I agree


on that level, the danger is we end up blaming immigrants for the


problems of what was a British policy. I think that is damaging


and you have to be careful of that Robin. Thank you very much. The new


Iranian President has said his country is not trying to make a


nuclear bomb and never was. Speaking to US television,


President Rouhani said he had the full authority, sufficient


political latitude to resolve a stand-off with the west. There


seems to be this buzz about the interview tonight and the message


it conveys? There is a buzz, absolutely, the wider context,


political prisoners released yesterday. Some suggestions that


Iran might be about to liberalise restrictions on social media. The


President going to the UN General Assembly next week in New York. It


has been announced that President Holder of France will meet him


there. Also -- President Hollande of France will meet him there. And


remarks from the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggesting


this could be a time for leniency, and renouncing a claim that they


want WMDs, this is what he said. TRANSLATION: We do not believe in


nuclear weapons because of our beliefs, not for the sake of the US


or other countries. When we say that no country should possess


nuclear weapons, we ourselves are not definitely trying to possess


them. Is there a sense that Rouhani is


different? Well the problem is, for those who are sceptical the sense


of deja vu. Between 1997 and 2005, that pd was a liberal figure, he


was liberal on the nuclear issue and the democratisation issue, it


was liberal on the nuclear issue was seen at that time he was


gradually underlined by more hardline figures crucially the aia


Tola, and the ground was -- Ayatolla Khomenie, and he was


replaced by the last President. The new man has the backing of


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and he said that last night on NBC news.


TRANSLATION: In its nuclear programme this Government enters


with full power and has complete authority. I have given the nuclear


negotiations portfolio to the Foreign Ministry. The problem won't


be from our side. We have sufficient political latitude to


solve this problem. This is being seen as a more serious attempt to


negotiate. It has been taken seriously? It is being taken


seriously. The big question is will President Obama also meet him next


week in New York, there is a definite diplomatic opportunity


here. A sense that this new apparent willingness to deal should


be properly tested and that sanctions, economic sanctions, may


have given the Iranians a seriousness about this that was


lacking, that was not there under the President years ago, this time


they really want to do something to lessen the economic impact of


sanctions and they are prepared to deal on the nuclear question.


Those of you who stayed up long enough to see a shot of an empty


chair last night and went to bed none the wiser, let's just say this


one is for you. Imagine a world where the Internet connected not


just people but objects, where a tiny computer of found in


everything, from cars to fridge, md sins, even cattle. The potential


for gleaning information becomes phenomenal. It is call the interin


the of things. Who cares what it is called, it will -- internet of


things, who cares what it is called it will change lives forever.


The Internet has changed our world so profoundly it is hard to argue


with the idea that we are now living through an age as


transformative as extraordinary as the agricultural or Industrial


Revolution. Our revolution, computer revolution


has barely got started. Up to now we have had an internet largely


made up of people. It is people who post photographs or write e-mails


or do any of the other things we all do with our computer, but the


number of things on the Internet is going to be vast low bigger than


the number of people. When the things take over well our lives


will change completely. Today we are somewhere in the region of 10-


15 billion things connected to the interin the. They all range from


the traditional things such -- the Internet, they all range from


traditional things such as smartphones and laptops, they will


move to things we aren't familiar with being connected. Cattle for


one example, checking the well being of them out in the field,


through to trees that monitor the environment around them. Right away


through to connected cars. We estimate the number of things


connected to the Internet will grow to 50 billion devices by the year


2020. What is driving this is a tiny cheap sensor, and computers


linked via the Internet to vast cloud servers, the uses are pretty


limitless. Imagine your front door is on-line and someone turns up


unexpectedly from out of town, no problem, you can let them in.


Imagine a pot plant that tweets you to tell you it needs watering.


Imagine a coffee maker connect today the Internet that brews up


the perfect cup of coffee because it has sensed you walked out.


Sensors that know when you go out so turning the heating down and


lights out. One thing as simple as the asthma inhaler, very valuable


to the person using it, essentially a dumb device. Now the opportunity


to connect that to the Internet starts to bring together some


really interesting data set, and information about its use. This it


is a at the advice that is connected to the Internet, it has


GPS -- it is a device that is qebgted to the Internet, it is GPS,


and it allows people to understand why where and how they are using it.


It produces interesting data and information around how it is being


used. Potentially pointing to some environmental conditions in a


particular area. So how easy is it to put a thing on


the Internet of things. First we are going to need a thing, so how


about the Newsnight presenter's chair, I'm going to need to borrow


it for a few hours. I found a company near London's


silicone round about that says it can put up a chair on the Internet.


Hi Chad, how are you doing? How are you. We want our chair on the


Internet. OK, I think we can help you out with that. How would we go


about it, what do we need to do to our chair, it is a very nice chair,


but at the end of the day it is a chair. What do we do? Let's see,


the first thing we need is a pressure sensor, I think. So we


have got a pressure pad here, basically it allows you to detect


are you on it or are you not? A bit like a whoop pee cushion, the


presenters are used to that. We are able to take it to this sensor and


application board. This sensor says someone is on me or not. We have a


USP port to put power in to, we have a spot for the little board.


What is on this little thing here is actually the processor, it is a


whole Wi-Fi connection defies. So the normal Wi-Fi you connect your


whole Wi-Fi connection defies. So phone or computer in to, this will


allow you to connect into it as well. That, the size of a postage


stamp is a computer? Exactly. A computer capable of connecting to


the Internet? Absolutely. That just slots in there. So we tie this in,


boom, it is connected in, as soon as it is done it is connected to


Wi-Fi and the interin the. Chad Jones is CEO of a company that


helps product designers get stuff on-line. When it is finished our


presenters chair will be able to tell when somebody stand up or sit


down and tell the world via Twitter. By the Internet connecting the


chair it seems mundane, sit down, stand up, it tells you sat down and


stood up for how long. If you start thinking about that from a


healthcare perspective, what if we put that inside a granny's bed,


inside her home. Imagine if we can look into that home and see is she


in bed, when is she in bed, how long is she in bed for, if she's


not in bed where is she and what's she doing. If she's 2.00 and out of


bed for an hour-and-a-half there might be a problem. You need to


understand that. One of the constraints to the spread of the


internet of things is power. Batteries need either charging or


changing. But, research from the University of washing has proved


the feasiblilty of a technology called ambient back scater. That is


drawing the tiny amounts of power needed to run devices from


surrounding radio, TV or Wi-Fi significantle thats. It means that


you could bury these sensor into wall, into into clothe, in short,


into anything. It seems there is no way of avoiding this technology,


our homes will be joining the Internet of things whether we like


it or not. Smart energy metres are rolled out from 2015, these have


the ability to provide the most extraordinary data of our energy


use, right down toe theed models of devices we are using. -- right down


to the model of devices we are using? Privacy is a big issue, do


you know what your telephone or smart metre is transmitting back. A


great point of realised in Germany, where the company behind the smart


metre were able to determine, not only what devices were being run in


the consumers home, but also what films they were watching. What


films they were watching on their television? Absolutely. In man


cases consumers are blind to it, they look at the -- in many cases


consumers are blind to it, they don't look at the features of being


connected to the Internet. The Government says they would have to


consent to giving up smart metre data, but they wouldn't be


consulted before the police or Intelligence Services got their


hands on it. Indeed the former director of the CIA says this kind


of data will revolutionise the trade craft of spying. In the


future, it seems, your dishwasher will be working for the CIA. The


opportunities for terrorists and criminals will clearly expand. In


the 2009 American drama, Homeland, the US Vice President is


assassinated when his internet connected pacemaker is hacked. It


assassinated when his internet seems fiction is becoming reality.


In 2011 the New Zealand security expert and hacker, Barnaby Jack


showed how an insulin pump could be hacked and deliver a fatal dose. He


was due to appear at a Conference Talking about how a pacemaker could


be hacked when he mysteriously dyed. Medical manufacturers have been


told to beef up their security. Other areas are vulnerable too. The


suspicion is that internet- connected prison doors in Florida


were opened by an outside hacker. And on a more mundane level, we


have seen an internet connected baby monitor hacked as well. We


have this consuspect called the attack sur as if, in terms of what


are the number of system -- attack surface, in terms of what are the


number of systems you can attack. With more data the attack surface


is getting bigger and wider. For the cybercriminal out there, it


really does potentially become a field day. The Internet of things


is already here and will evently dwarf the Internet of people. We


will all need to think about security and privacy, but one


option we don't have is stopping all of this. Some believe we are


option we don't have is stopping now entering a new phase in the


evolution of our planet, when the Internet take its place as another


life form. Sleep well. Thanks for that. Here is the chair.


The Internet-connected chair, question. We have it patched into a


Twitter feed, Newsnight chair, if you want to have a seat we will see


if this thing work, we have the Twitter feed on the tablet and if I


refresh is it. Yes it says the Newsnight presenter has sat down at


23:14:05 in the Internet chair. If you stand up we will refresh it


again. There it is. The Newsnight presenter has stood up after


sitting for ten seconds in the Internet-connected chair. It


doesn't direct message does it? Not that I'm aware. Fascinating it is,


more widely? This in itself doesn't have that many uses, you could


perhaps have a game of musical chairs with hundreds of


participants in lots of different countries, asupering you don't want


to do that. We are talk -- assuming you don't want to do that. We are


talking about connecting with our environment, tiny little sensors


you could put them on pets and cow, it could revolutionise elderly care,


as explained in the film. It could allow people to stay in homes for a


lot longer. It will put far more data out there. One of the excite


things is being able to cross reference lots of different data


set and draw non-intuitive comparisons between those. Pretty


invasive? That kind of data will be common place about lots of


different aspect of our lives. What temperature our therplgs statistic


is, whether we have -- thermostat is, whether we have left the house.


If we want to take our privacy seriously we have to guard all that.


Away from sedentary matters, the fastest man in the world took an


awfully long time to arrive. He says he doesn't do anything quickly,


except run. I was given four-and-a- half minutes to talk to him, long


enough for the sprinter to have run the 100ms 28 times. We packed a lot


in, including flash photography. You are a man of God, what do you


think in the ten seconds before the race starts? For me it is focusing,


ten seconds my start is all about taking deep breath, relaxing and


trying to clear my mind as much as possible. You have to listen to


that gun. If you don't you will be left in the blocks like I am a lot


of times. Sow the start is the worst bit? It is the worst bit of


my race. I work on it every day, sometimes you hit it, sometimes you


don't. A number of athletes from the Jamaican team have tested


positive for banned substance, is that a particular problem there, or


is the list too long? For me I'm an individual, I have to be vigilent


and be very careful in what put in my body, and focus on what I can do.


I can't talk about other athletes, they are also individuals, I have


to do what I have to do. Would it help Jamaica and the team if there


was more regular testing from the authorities there? I always work on


testing, and say if they want to test me every day come and do it.


Every athlete will be OK if they test for regularly. Do you think


test testing positive is a life- time ban? That is not my area. Your


gut feeling? As an athlete there are rules in everything you do, in


life, in every different sport, for me that is the whole point, if you


have rules, I don't make them I abide by them. He He takes the gold


medal again. When you finally start to consider retirement, and it is a


long way off. Would it be football? Yeah, something I want to try, when


I sit and watch football I always say I can do this, you never know,


I want it try when I retire to see if it would be possible. We will


see what happens, I'm a big Manchester United fan and hopefully


I can get a spot on. Have they approached you? When Alex Ferguson


was in charge he said I could come and train whenever I want. I never


got the opportunity. When I meet David Moyes hopefully I will get


opportunity to train with them. You could imagine yourself playing for


Manchester United? Definite low. You skroib yourself as a Definitely.


You describe yourself as a at the You skroib yourself as a Definitely.


no mam number and a legend. I look at your confidence and I think and


there must be some area of your life where the confidence is not


there. What puts you in a cold sweat? Nobody, I'm so laid back


about everything really. I'm very sweat? Nobody, I'm so laid back


competitive, I'm always confident in whatever I do, one thing you


learn, if you go into anything doubting yourself it doesn't make


sense, you do it. There is nothing you do slowly or without


competitiveness? I do everything slow, except running.


The Newsnight chair has now almost 500 follower, before we go, we hail


the visionary Hiroshima Yamochi who died today. You have not heard of


him but you have probably played him and your children still do. We


leave but the seven ages of Mario.


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