Date posted: August 24, 2016
By 2030 global demand for food will increase by 35%, as we feed an additional 1 billion recently born people and continue to feed many billions of existing people, many of whomt will thankfully have increased ready access to proteins and food.
This leaves us with a growing (pun intended) conundrum of having to provide more food varieties, to more people in more places, with less land to grow or raise it on, less water to irrigate it with and less people to tend and nurture it.
The maths just doesn't add up.
In our regular catch up Tony Delroy of ABC radio's nightlife and I take on this dile
Date posted: April 27, 2016
AICC(WA)’s ECU futureNOW Sundowner Event, 27 April 2016 at GHD Perth, featuring Business Futurist, Morris Miselowski - my slidedeck and recording of this keynote are at the bottom of this post.GHD’s new state of the art facilities provided the perfect setting for the first AICC(WA) futureNOW series presentation of 2016. Mr Morris Miselowski, world renowned business futurist, innovation provocateur and media commentator addressed the topic “People vs Technology, Who Will Win? Mr Craig Walkemeyer, Manager - Western Australia, GHD In wel
Date posted: April 26, 2016
Singapore is set to take the driverless revolution up a notch, by this week announcing it will put driverless public transport electric pods on the road by the end of this year.
We're not quite sure where they'll travel, but we do know they'll hold 24 passengers each and be capable of transporting up to 8,000 passengers per hour and this seemed like a great conversation starter for my regular on air catch ups with Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan, ABC Far North's Kier Shorey and Austereo's Anthony Tilli.
Talking driverless and electric also let us look at China's newest auto maker LeSee, a voice activated autonomous car, that could give Tesla a run for its money. I
Date posted: January 1, 2016
Australian elections, Olympic games, leap year, personal robots, drones, artificial intelligence, toasters talking to fridges, cars that drive themselves, and so much more are going to be a part of a 2016 and on this first morning of this brand new year I caught up with 6PR Perth and ABC Canberra's breakfast shows to chat all things new, shiny and different.
Click here for my 2016 predictions, have a listen to these two segments and then share your predictions for 2016.
ABC Canberra - 1st January 2016 (13 minutes 52 seconds)
Look it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a #drone – 4BC, ABC Wide Bay, ABC Far North, Southern Cross Austereo WA
Date posted: November 4, 2015
The number of drone related media releases, stories, contacts and media requests I have had over the past few weeks has gone into overdrive.
Australia Post's announcement that they would trial drone deliveries in remote areas brought the story back to Australia and although this is a great thing for them to trial and definitely part of a future landscape for them, I am skeptical if there is real intent or just hype behind this announcement.
On a side bar the more interesting things in Australia Posts' announcement is their trial of 3D printers in their retail
Date posted: August 26, 2015
How realistic is a world where #robots, #drones, #androids and #AI (Artificial Intelligence) will replace all human work and effort?
I caught up with ABC radio local's - Tony Delroy and our special guest Jonathan Roberts Professor in Robotics at Queensland University, in one of our regular on-air chats to explore what robots are currentl
Date posted: August 11, 2015
From knitted quilts on display at this year's Brisbane Royal Show where 4BC's Clare Blake is broadcasting live from to 3D printers may seem like a large step, but in reality the artisan, bespoke, one-off nature of quilting and 3D printing are almost identical.
Both require you to start from a need, find or make a pattern, get your materials and your tools, make it and then use it, and in this week's regular ch
Date posted: July 12, 2015
Will computers take over the newsroom? was the question that prompted Derryn Hinch, of Hinch Live Sky Business TV, to want to chat about the Future of Robots.
In this lively discussion Derryn and I explore all things Robots, looking at the future of robots in the workplace, in the home, on the road, in the skies and in our lives and ponder what the world of 2025 and beyond might look like.
A great chat so have a watch now (10 minut
Date posted: June 1, 2015
It was such a hoot this morning joining Phil Staley on ABC radio Far North Queensland on the first of our regular fortnightly catch ups to chat about all things Future.
To kick us off this morning we chatted about driverless cars, what they were, how likely we are to see them on our roads and by when and what difference they may make to a regional area like Cairns and Far North Queensland.
We then turned our attention
Date posted: May 26, 2015
I was given the privilege a few weeks back to speak on behalf of Monash University IT department to prospective students and found myself reflecting on what uni life was for me and more importantly what it will be for them.
As I began to form my thoughts of what an IT students might be and accomplish I was struck by how pivotal these young adults would be in our future.
If we are to achieve and have the internet of things, big data, connected cars and cities, 3D printers and the list goes on, then we can only do this through the brilliant minds and hands of those in the audie