I want it all & I want it now / ABC Perth Weekends

Date posted: July 8, 2017

On demand dog walking service WagWalking sent ABC presenter Andrea Gibbs into a spin, believing that part of good dog ownership is walking it yourself and wondering if this was a one-off or if there was a growing appetite of on demand services. The growth of on-demand services,  bringing together people in a digital marketplace to want and offer task driven activities that we can't or don't want to do for ourselves, has risen steadily over the last few years to become a multi billion dollar economy offering an incredible array of "I want it now" and "I'll do it now" possibilities including:

We’re all Homo Cyborgs / ABC WA Drive, Hong Kong 3

Date posted: July 5, 2017

This week, Sydney based bio-hacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) decided that carrying his plastic credit card sized transport card around was way too much effort, so he cut out the NFC chip and had it implanted under his skin. Such an interesting discussion arises from this, not the least of which is the rail authorities response, which was to condemn it and deactivate his card, only thing was they deactivated the wrong card. But, anyway I digress, this week on both ABC and Hong Kong radio I explored on air the notion that as organic beings we have increasingly become comfortable with having technology in and
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Happy 50th Birthday ATM, but aren’t you dead yet? / ABC Drive Adelaide & ABC Far North

Date posted: June 27, 2017

Next time you withdraw money from a hole in the wall, consider singing a rendition of happy birthday. For on June 27, the Automated Teller Machine (or ATM) celebrates its half century. Fifty years ago, the first cash machine was put to work at the Enfield branch of Barclays Bank in London. Two days later, a Swedish device known as the Bankomat was in operation in Uppsala. And a couple of weeks after that, another one built by Chubb and Smith Industries was inaugurated in London by Read More...

The Pace of Change / ABC Mornings with Jon Faine

Date posted: June 20, 2017

We've just discovered a new piece of tech, a new app, a new fad, a new business proposition, a new idea or a new gadget and we think we've come to terms with it, when out of left field another new something comes along and blows us out of the water. This was the starting point for a conversation with ABC Melbourne's Morning presenter  Jon Faine as we explored all things future, including my belief that the rate of change has not increased just the amount of parallel technologies that we have to tame simultaneously have and that we are all now Homo Cyborg's irrevocably tied to technology throug
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Report suggests robots could replace humans in high-routine occupations / ABC PM report

Date posted: April 6, 2017

If you're an accountant, lawyer or data analyst, a robot may soon take over your job. A new report from the International Bar Association suggests machines will most likely replace humans in high-routine occupations. The authors suggest governments introduce human quotas in some sectors to protect jobs. Featured: Morris Miselowski , Business Futurist Toby Walsh, Professor of artificial intelligence, UNSW [audio mp3="http://businessfuturist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/20170404-pm09-aivshumans.mp3.mp3"][/audio] Zoe Ferguson reported this story on Read More...

Lawyers, accountants join list of workers who could lose their jobs to AI / News ABC

Date posted: April 4, 2017

By Zoe Ferguson If you're an accountant, lawyer or data analyst, a robot may soon take over your job. Key points:

  • New development of AI and robotics affects both blue and white collar sector
  • Life could be safer with artificial intelligence around us
  • Report recommends a 'human quota' in sectors
  • Legislation needed to protect human safety and security
A new report from the Internatio
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Future of Mobility / ABC Nightlife

Date posted: March 26, 2017

Humans are all about mobility, it's hard-wired into our DNA and soft wired into our hearts and souls. We gaze longingly at the horizon, travel treacherous oceans and uncharted solar systems all in the hope of extending our grasp on reality and possibility. This week I was lucky enough to spend some time with the Ford tribe gazing into the future of mobility and what transport might be, look like and offer us in the next 50 years and last night ABC's Nightlife Phil Clarke and I carried on this conversation with our audience and special guest Sheryl Connelly Ford's Global Consumer Trends and Futuring Manager. Listen in as we explore the future of transport, c
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Today’s school starters are unemployable in 2032 / ABC Far North, Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: January 30, 2017

“Half of all children starting kindergarten this year have no chance of getting a job in 2032, if we continue to educate them the way we currently are” is one of the findings in a new bold trend report exploring the world of work in 2030 compiled by Australian futurist, Morris Miselowski, one of the world’s leading business and education visionaries. In 2030, 1 in 4 cars sold will be fully autonomous. Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Drones and Connected Cities will all be as ordinary as gas, electricity and water. Mobile phones, keyboards and mice will be relegated to museums and the notion of 9 - 5 Monday to Friday work will have given way to project and t
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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
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Happy 21st Birthday / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: January 17, 2017

It's my daughter Rebecca's 21st birthday and I'm so proud, so happy and so glad to celebrate the woman she's become and to think back on the last 21 years of her and our family's life and in this nostalgic mood I've indulgently dedicated this week's on-air chat with Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan to looking back at 1996, at how we lived, what was important then and the amazing tech that we were using 21 years ago. 1996 relived: Computer hardware 1. PC users did not have even Pentium II in 1996 (Pentium II came in 1997). 2. Celeron processors were a thing of the future. 3. 16 MB RAM was a big deal. 4. 2
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