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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Will robot pets cause real pet unemployment? / ABC WA Regional Drive

Date posted: October 23, 2017

Some amazing stats have been released on how besotted Australians are with and how much they spend on their 24 million fur babies / pets:

  • Australians spent $12.2 billion last year
  • Almost two in five households have dogs (38%)
  • Almost three in 10 households have cats (29%)
  • More than one in 10 households keep fish (12%)
  • More than one in 10 households keep birds (12%)
  • 3% of Australian households keep reptiles as pets
  • 3% of households have other small mammals as pets
  • The Northern Territory is home to the highest rate of pet ownership, with 82% of households keeping a pet of so
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Future Home: How We’ll be Living in 10 Years’ Time / houzz

Date posted: September 26, 2017

[houzz=https://www.houzz.com.au/ideabooks/89196522/list/future-home-how-well-be-living-in-10-years-time w=300] With property prices on the rise, more of us working from home, and technology permeating practically every corner of our lives, it’s a question on many people’s lips. We’ve asked futurist Morris Miselowski to tell us his predictions about where and how we’ll be living a decade from now. How will we be living? Attitudes towards property ownership are changing. For baby boomers (those born between 1954 and 1965) owning a property was evidence of a successful life. Their children aren’t interested in that. For today’s twenty-somethings, success is judged by how many likes you have on your social media accounts – success is abo
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Shiny new Apples / Hong Kong radio 3

Date posted: September 13, 2017

On the day of Apple's announcement of all things new and shiny including the iPhone 8 and X, Phil Whelan of HK3 and I asked our annual questions Why and What For? Now, I love Apple and am not going to rain on their very successful parade, but given that this was the 10th anniversary of the iPhone I so wanted was bigger, better and wow and what I got was catch up, expensive and good. It's easy to be an armchair critic and yes it has some wonderful new kit and is beautiful to look at and easy to use, but lots of it is just catch up with what's already out there (wireless charging, full screen etc) and very litt
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The next batch of major tech disruptors are… / Curtin radio

Date posted: August 29, 2017

I love catching up with tech guru Jason Jordan  and this week I got to chat with him live on air on Curtin Radio as we reminisced about tech of old and speculated about tomorrow's tech. I kicked off with my notion that we are all Homo Cyborgs irrevocably and organically enmeshed with technology, and that the holy grail now is not the technology itself, but rather what it can do for us. We chatted about the demise and rise of the music industry as a metaphor for business in general. 10 years ago the industry seemed on its knees, people were pirating and nor paying, music abounded but money was difficult to
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Are you mad talking to a chatbot / ABC WA Drive

Date posted: August 14, 2017

Last week the tech world went berserk when it was believed that Facebook chatbots (a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users) appeared to make up their own language and start plotting to take over the world - as usual the hype was great, the truth far less interesting, the bots were actually never programmed to speak or converse in any particular language so they were just sending random message to each other, but it was enough to get ABC Perth's Barry Nichols to want to chat about all things Bot in our weekly c
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The future of communication & the end of mobile phones / ABC It’s Just Not Cricket

Date posted: August 5, 2017

Old Phone New Phone – It was just the anniversary of the passing of Alexander Graham Bell, and we wanted to return to the fascinating subject of phones. Futurist Morris Miselowski will tell us what’s going to happen to our phones in 2017 and beyond (I remember doing an interview a few years ago on the subject and we were promised phones would be part of our everyday clothes, it’ll be good to check out how that’s coming along! )and check out Glynn Greensmith of ABC's It's Just Not Cricket did in our semi-regular on-air catch up. The notion of communication
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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...

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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CES 2017 / Hong Kong Radio 3, ABC Local, ABC Far North Qld

Date posted: January 10, 2017

CES (The Consumer and Electronic Show) is the ultimate geek and nerd convention held each year, in early January in Las Vegas, attracts over 180,000 visitors who are all there to find the latest tech machinations, thinking, prototypes and products that may just become the next big thing. This year's show was no different, with an incredible array of must-have's, didn't know I needed it but now I can't live without it and I'll never need that on show, but more telling for me than the individual products are the overarching themes and tech directions and in a series of interviews with Hong Kong Radio 3's Phil Whelan, Glynn Greensmith of ABC Local radio and Kier Shorey
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