Sharing economy: Why we will barely own anything in the future /, ABC Far North

Date posted: September 25, 2017

reprinted from Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, NT Times, New Zealand Herald,  Adelaide Now, Balonne Beacon, Queensland Times, a list of Australia's beet sharing sites are at the bottom of this story. IN 2030, if we need a ball gown, a grandparent to babysit our kids or a screwdriver to repair damage at home, we’ll simply go online, pay a small fee and borrow one. Most of us won’t own cars, holiday homes or work at the same office everyday. Our houses won’t be filled with stuff we rarely use. Many of our daily functions will be outsourced for a small fee, with all these interactions controlled through our smar

In the future who will you trust? / ABC Far North

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Trust is a basic human emotion that helps us discern, make sense of and prioritise our world and those around us. Since our existence we have taken our trust cues from our tribe, our elders, our families and our friends, all others outside of this default circle have had to earn, gain and maintain trust knowing it was fragile and once broken was difficult, if not impossible, to earn back. Trust was hard enough when we could look each other in the eye, but now that we've on-boarded our lives into a digital world, where our cyber reach goes beyond our physical network and where we are constantly called on to meet virtual strangers and assess their reputation, opportunities a

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...

#CES2016 – the 6 trends that will dominate the year ahead ( #2016trends ) / Austereo, ABC Local, ABC Far North

Date posted: January 15, 2016

_DSC0661 CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2016, Nerdvana, has ended for another year and Las Vegas has said goodbye to 170,000 visitors and 3,631 exhibitors all itching to get a glimpse of the year ahead in tech gadgets and retail offerings and also looking for the dots to connect to figure out what's lies further ahead. There were a number of clear categories this year and in this weeks regular ABC and Austereo radio segments I explored some of these and also what may be next and after next. The overriding theme for me this year was that we have crossed over the threshold away from having and owning to using and doing. Read More...

The beer economy / ABC NSW Local

Date posted: January 14, 2016

tooheys_new_sunscreen What's an old Mercedes-Benz worth? 50 cases of wild turkey bourbon (or about $16,500 @ 6 bottles per carton x $55 each), if you're selling it on one of the many beer economy Facebook secret groups that are springing up. A Facebook secret group is an invite only collection of people usually around a common interest like religion, politics, causes, education, schools, hobbies, interests, local community etc and in this growing digital trend numerous  secret groups have sprung up in every state of Australia blending secret groups with the collaboration economy philosophy to pay for services and products with alcohol. The ATO of

The future often takes a while to catch up with the present /

Date posted: September 11, 2015

indexI know this is a tad self-indulgent, but I do love it when something I've suggested a few years ago finally finds its time and place...

"A few weeks ago, Smithink conducted an interesting workshop in Melbourne on “Outsourcing”. Kane Munro of Deloitte delivered the key-note address “A real world experience of utilising outsourcing”. In his presentation, Munro referred to an article in the Charter Magazine in 2012 by Morris Miselowski, a futurist: “By 2020, relationships between organisations, people and service providers will be far more intimate. Accountants will be part of an individual

Experience the Future for yourself, spend 8 days touring Silicon Valley Israel – Innovation Safari

Date posted: May 29, 2015


The most often asked question I get is "where do you get your information from" and I always stumble over an answer, not because I don't want to share, but because everyone's looking for a fountain of future wisdom and it just doesn't exist, but one of my most trodden paths to future discoveries is not through reading about it, but rather by experiencing and living it firsthand and that's why I travel extensively visiting often with bleeding edge thinkers, doers and investors. So, after much beh

The end of cash / ABC Adelaide

Date posted: May 11, 2015

datanudistDenmark intends to get rid of the obligation for its retailers to accept payment in cash and instead push its citizens into a cashless society. This new world of payments was enough for Sonya Feldoff of ABC Adelaide to spark another of our regular chats looking at the Future of Money. In the foreseeable future Australia will continue to have notes and

#Crowdfunding – Your pot of $$$ at the end of the digital rainbow | 4BC, ABC

Date posted: April 7, 2015

crowdfundingGot a great idea, but the only thing holding you back is money? Then fret not, the internet may have a way to get your idea from aha to oh yeah - crowdfunding. The traditional route to fund great ideas has always been from savings, parents, relatives, friends, banks, venture capitalists, angel investors and listing, but increasingly this is being gazumped by crowdfunding, online portals that match up those looking for money with those willing to invest. The major difference between old and new is that instead of getting the money from one source,

Why Facebook or Telstra could be the next PayPal | The New Daily

Date posted: June 19, 2014

bank1             Imagine logging into Facebook to pay your bills. Or having free Internet, on the condition that you always wheel your virtual shopping cart past the Telstra checkout. For now, the big banks rule the digital payments industry, raking in fees from the many ways we exchange money without using cash. PayPal is of course a big competitor, but there a host of other potential “pretenders to the crown”. That’s according to futurist and inventor Morris Miselowksi, who has advised two of the Australian big banks on this issue. “They know that [co