What jobs will look like in 2050 / New Adelaide

Date posted: August 7, 2017

Future Vision

When Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the moon in 1969, we knew humanity was headed to places, and ideas, few had yet contemplated. Global leaders in space exploration have set their sights on Mars and commercial space flights could be on the cards for paying customers of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic by the end of 2018. Ask futurist Morris Miselowski and he will tell you, by 2050, there will be new jobs for space exploration, space mining, space travel and even space hotels.
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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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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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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
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17 year old Kenyan girl builds kidney donor app / Radio Hong Kong 3

Date posted: November 29, 2016

indexGenius comes from the most incredible places and circumstances and in this week's catch up Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan we take a look at a 17 year old Kenyan school girl, who using a free laptop she received at school, developed an app to connect potential kidney donors, recipients and health care workers together, as a legacy to her recently departed Uncle who died trying to find a kidney donor. Lots more and listeners comments as well, always a great chat, so listen in now (15 minutes 14 seconds)... [audio mp3="http://businessfuturist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/HK3-29-Nov-Kenyan-kidney-appt.mp3"][/audio]  
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The Future of Food – Tony Delroy’s ABC Nightlife

Date posted: August 24, 2016

nightlife_future_of_food_24_Aug_16_001By 2030 global demand for food will increase by 35%, as we feed an additional 1 billion recently born people and continue to feed many billions of existing people, many of whomt will thankfully have increased ready access to proteins and food. This leaves us with a growing (pun intended) conundrum of having to provide more food varieties, to more people in more places, with less land to grow or raise it on, less water to irrigate it with and less people to tend and nurture it. The maths just doesn't add up. In our regular catch up Tony Delroy of ABC radio's nightlife and I take on this dile
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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
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#Wearables set to change our world / Radio 3 Hong Kong

Date posted: March 15, 2016

digital_health_John-Foxx_Stockbyte_Thinkstock HK3's Phil Whelan was feeling a bit nostalgic this week as we looked back on the gold old days of wearing watches to tell the time and maybe the direction you're heading in and how over the last decade or so its become "uncool", until he recently noticed a growing band of tech wearables back on people's wrist. We chatted about Fitbit's and similar wearables that were all the rage, how many early adopters seem to disillusioned with them as they find no real on going purpose in them and my belief that these devices will have a resurrection very soon as we begin to find more purposeful things to do with them. T
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Resell the food you’re not going to eat & Dr. App / ABC Far North & Austereo West

Date posted: March 14, 2016

wefood-food-waste-surplus Our supermarkets and wholesalers throw out food that is still edible, as use by dates reach their expiry and fruit becomes blemished, but in Sweden WeFood has opened a new supermarket that collects these foods and sells them at a 30-50% discount. Volunteers collect produce from traditional supermarkets, importers, butchers, bakers and growers and sell them to both low-income shoppers and to anyone who is concerned about food waste. A great solution to a food shortage problem that is rarely about food availability, but rather about a lack
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Top 11 Health & Medical Tech Innovations / 4BC, ABC Wide Bay, ABC Far North

Date posted: June 29, 2015

429f5623b51e4ef3c9797087620e512bOur approach to health and wellness has evolved from a doctor centric, wait until your body breaks down approach of old, to a patient centric prevention is better than cure approach. Driving this change in medicine and in culture is technology, leading to new wisdom, new approaches, new players, new engagements and new possibilities and this week in some of my regular on air radio segments I explored the top 12 Health and Wellness technologies and what we can expect from them.
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