Are you a flexitarian? Futurist plots new trend

Date posted: April 11, 2019

reprinted from Inside Retail Asia and Hong Kong

Business futurist Morris Miselowski has hypothesised the coming emergence of the flexitarian diet and its potential impact on the food industry.

Flexitarianism is a dietary trend of mostly plant-based food with the occasional inclusion of meat. Miselowski’s thesis is that the rise of veganism and consumer interest in where and how our foods are grown is
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Are you a closet Flexitarian?

Date posted: April 9, 2019

Yesterday’s’ co-ordinated vegan rights protest, blocking off Melbourne streets and causing chaos at various farms and abattoirs around Australia, may well become a defining moment in our future food landscape.

Over a decade ago, when I first worked with Farmers and Horticulture groups, I suggested there was the beginning of a consumer-led desire to reconnect to the land and its produce and an increasing questioning of where our foods were grown and how.

We spo
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Start Fast and Slowly Go Faster

Date posted: January 11, 2019

Start Fast and Slowly Go Faster

Recently I took a group of 22 business women and men on a 7 day escorted innovation safari / trade mission deep into the heart of Israel's Silicon Valley to discover, explore and find bleeding edge technologies and the people inventing them.

We explored the areas of AI, IoT, Health, Social Entrepreneurship, Blockchain, Mobility, Cybersecurity, FinTech and more and found technology that untangles traffic in real time, truly portable blood testing devices, the potential for invitro fe
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Day 2 – A Futurist’s Journey through Silicon Valley Israel Safari / Trade Mission

Date posted: November 19, 2018

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Red Bull gives us a glimpse into the Future of Human First Marketing – The New Daily

Date posted: October 26, 2018

Why Red Bull is first and foremost a marketing giant before it is a drinks company - The New Daily

Red Bull, the manufacturer of the world’s pre-eminent energy drink, is more of a marketing phenomenon than a beverage outfit, despite the fact that it cranks out six billion cans of its product a year. In just 30 years it has managed to cement itself in the world’s psyche, to the point that it’s known by millions who have not even necessarily tried its products. “It’s building a brand, but the brand may not be the drink,” said marketing expert from Curtin University, Dr Russell Kingshott. I
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{Podcast} Innovation Safari June

Date posted: July 2, 2018

A month is a long time in tech and innovation land, which is why on the last Friday of each month, we stop and get together online for a 1/2 hour, to replay the highlights and ponder what it means for the road ahead. Some of the stories I covered in this months webinar included: // artificially intelligent everything including movies, assistants and calendars // Apple's "Future " announcement // future housing // Warren Buffett's next big investment / Robot Chefs // Alphabet and Google's internet first housing development dreams // Chrysler and Mercedes Benz see a new future for themselves // How "rich will you need to be in the future? // What skills will future Managers need? // Flying Cars // Scooters // Why Amazon doesn't believe AI exists // Smellaphones // Here's what we chatted about: [embed]https://ww
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Innovation Safari – The Webinar – May 2018

Date posted: May 28, 2018

On the last Friday morning of each month I gather together the best tech, innovation, invention, rumour, mumbling, memes and stories of the previous 30 days and squeeze them into a 30 minutes webinar focusing on what's next and after next and dolloping each with a lavish helping of why I think the stories important / not important; what its likely and unlikely consequences may be on humans, society and business; when it might hit (if at all) and what (if anything) you can do about / with it right now and then present it live online, to an ever-growing band of loyal global followers.


Some of the stuff I covered in May 2018's webinar included: / artificially intelligent Tupperware // why privacy doesn’t matter // google everything // voice first computing // WeGrow education raises $11.5 million // OpenClassroom r
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12 things that’ll seem ludicrous in our lifetime / news.com.au, daily telegraph, courier mail, sunshine coast daily, Hong Kong Radio 3, ABC Far North

Date posted: October 30, 2017

We so often look forward to what we might have in the future, that its fun to stop for a minute and think about what we won't have in the future, and this week News.com.au's Gary Nunn reached out to ask exactly that... WITHIN our own lifetime, people will scoff at the thought of sitting on a flight for 22+ hours across the world. It’s one of many things that’ll rapidly seem unfeasible to the upcoming generation. Elon Musk recently revealed plans for a next-generation spacecraft that could fly to “most pla
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Sharing economy: Why we will barely own anything in the future / news.com.au, 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
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Farming 2025 style / ABC Regional Drive Perth

Date posted: August 28, 2017

I have to start off by admitting that when I first began speaking and consulting to the Agriculture / Horticulture / Live Stock industries 15+ years ago about the Future of Horticulture and Farming, they were a very reluctant and skeptical audience who were used to traditional long-held labour intensive methods of farming and thought that even a mobile phone on the farm was ridiculous. I spent many strategy sessions, workshops and keynotes over the ensuing years going on about technology, robotics, analytics, AI, changes in the workforce, self driving equipment and a change in the way city slickers would think about their food, its
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