Searching for medical cures just got easier / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: January 24, 2017

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the purchase of a new scientific Artificially Intelligent based search engine Meta, that allows the best and brightest scientific and medical minds to share, find and collaborate on the most up to date research, Meta's point of difference is that it not only quickly finds the research you asked for, but better yet finds what you would have asked for, if you knew it existed. This potential exponential leap led Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan to consider where medicine and research is headed as this week we chat about the fundamental  shift away from waiting for our body to break down before we fix it, to a wellness phase of on

Reversing the ageing process / ABC Darwin

Date posted: December 16, 2016

We may be in the early days of discovering how to reverse the ageing process according to a report from California's Salk Institute and this prompted ABC Darwin's Adam Steer to want to chat about what it might be like to live beyond 120, wi

Ageing disgracefully – the new 50 / ABC Nightlife

Date posted: June 29, 2016

me_on_abc_29_June_2016What will turning 50 mean for work, play, health, housing, and saving enough to live on? In just a few years from now, let alone ten or 20 years from now! Our regular Futurist Morris Miselowski came in to give us an insight in to what we should expect.   [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

Self reinvention not retirement – Living to 120 / ABC Far North and Austereo

Date posted: June 20, 2016

pop_growth_elderlyThe reality is we will soon be capable of living to 100, our kids to 120 and our grand kids to 150, the world that this will happen in is literally at our doorsteps and in this new era of human longevity, we are going to have re imagine and re purpose who we are and what we do. In this week's segment we explore this new human era of longevity, the notion of working to 80 years and beyond, the retirement dilemma which will see us need to work longer both for income and for mental stimulation and all of this on a global back drop of another 3 billions more people on the planet by 2050, 15 million more in Australia, a worldwide change in work pract

What can Robots really do? / Austereo

Date posted: March 25, 2016

101245423-robot.530x298Every day there seems to be a new Robot doing something that we used to do ourselves, so this week Austereo's Anthony Tilli and I chatted about the reality of what robots can and might do for us. Aged care is a really great place to start and most of these are coming out of Japan, which has a growing elderly population, decreasing numbers of human aged care workers and a long time love affair with technology, which gives us robots that can wash hair, robots that monitor dementia patients and exoskeletons that human carers can wear to give them super strength and the ability to easily pick up and move patients around. Police, army an

Do machine mothers know best? | 4BC, Radio 3 Hong Kong, ABC Wide Bay, ABC Cairns

Date posted: June 16, 2015

ridingsun-robotHelper-753030We've spent the last 30 years putting ourselves on line and becoming discoverable, it's now our machines turn. Just like social media allows us to find each other across time and place, to interact, to discover, to speak, to listen, to inform, to engage, to transact, to query, to learn, to guide, to orchestrate, to announce, to follow and to lead, it's now time for our machines to be able to do the same. We are on the cusp of a revolution that will once again change everything we know about being human, having information,

Top 10 technoogies we’ll see in 2025 \ ABC Radio Wide Bay

Date posted: July 21, 2014

2025In this weeks regular segment Ross of ABC Wide Bay radio and I chatted about a recent report from Thompson Reuters on the technology that we are most likely to see in 2025. Its sources are patents and current buzzing scientific journal literature and although this

To be well, or not to be well?

Date posted: July 7, 2014

heart robotMost of us would answer this question in the affirmative and would look for ways that we could maintain or achieve a sense of wellness and good health and this growing belief that we can and should live healthier lives is spurring on the health (r)evolution. The March to Wellness was the topic for this weeks regular chat with David Dowsett of ABC Radio Wide Bay as we explored the cultural, political and technological reasons we are moving

Robots reading the news, what will they think of next?

Date posted: June 25, 2014

womanormachiKodomoroid and Otonaroid made news today in Tokyo and around the world by claiming to be the first android news readers. This pair are the invention of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University a robotics expert and they have gone on display at Tokyo museum with a purpose of being virtual news readers mouthing the words given to them,  and making appropriate facial and hand gestures all whilst trying to look convincing doing it. Trying to get avatars and androids to read the news is not new. The first attempt was in 2007 when the London based avatar Ananova was given the virtual s

Red Hot Future Business Trends

Date posted: May 7, 2014

ball-article-620x349You're on the right track if you can arrange instant delivery and your fans are health nut octogenarians. reprinted from SMH / The Age / Brisbane Times / Canberra Times /Watoday SMEs trading near-instant delivery of goods and services will power the business world circa 2030. Extra marks if your biz plan will appeal to health-nut octogenarians and their older peers. Start-ups will become more bou