Flying Cars / ABC Illawarra

Date posted: June 14, 2018

Uber Air made a splash today announcing that they are currently investigating either Sydney or Melbourne as a possible third international site for a trial of their new Uber Air taxi service. Over the past few weeks we've seen a few of these announcements from various potential players and there seems to be a growing interest from passengers as well as governments and investors. This afternoon I caught up with Illawarra's ABC Radio's Lindsay McDougall to chat about all things flying cars including these:     Uber Air [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuWOUEFB_IQ[/embed] E Hang [embed]https://www.yo
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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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Future of Mortgage Broking / Australian Broker

Date posted: April 23, 2018

The gift that keeps on giving. I recently did an Australian wide, 5 city keynote tour (plus 1 virtual keynote), exploring the Future of Mortgage Brokers (yeah, very timely) and had compiled my foresight's and list of recommendations long before the recent commission and media started their comments and am happy to say that my advice still stands: "be human, stop giving customer service and instead provide extraordinary customer experiences". Anyway, it must have hit a chord, because parts of my keynote ended up being quoted in this recent article in Australia Broker... A leading aggregator has highlighted the importance of quality customer data to support br
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Future of Sport, Athletes and Spectators / ABC Far North, ABC WA Drive, Hong Kong 3

Date posted: April 16, 2018

With the Commonwealth Games as a backdrop of sporting excellence, it's a great time to look ahead and ponder what the future of sports, athletes and spectators might be, do, train, watch and enjoy in the next few decades and in my #FutureChat media segments this week we explored:

Why you’ll own nothing by 2030, not even your pets / Money Magazine

Date posted: January 25, 2018

Imagine a world where you didn’t own “stuff”, but instead chose to rent or share everything with your community. That includes your car, kitchen utensils, caravan, space and even your pets. Welcome to the future, with experts predicting that by 2030 we will become an “asset light” society. “We have now become an experiential society,” says Morris Miselowski, an Australian business futurist. “Whilst post-war baby boomers saw value in the assets they owned, Millennials are putting more value on new experiences to boost happiness over owning assets. “This is due to the rising cost of living and also, along with the rest of society, we
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10 ways the world will have changed by 2031 / live on Hong Kong 3, ABC WA, ABC FNQ

Date posted: January 22, 2018

Gen A's (born 2002 - 2025) beginning Prep this week, will finish high school in 2031 and emerge into a world that will be so different to today's that they might as well be living on Mars (and they might be). In this weeks on air segments I chatted about 10 significant ways the world will have changed by 2031, and what we can do now to get them, ourselves and our businesses ready for the very near world ahead:

  1. Gen A won’t use technology, they will BE technology - tech will be so ordinary, ubiquitous and built into every surface and object that we will speak to it, play with it, and engage with it as if it were anot
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The first space nation has just been created / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: November 14, 2017

A momentous and slightly bizarre event occurred last week with the launch of a satellite into earth's orbit carrying the names, flags, anthems, charter and knowledge of an entirely new virtual human territory and race of human aliens, all residents of the newly minted virtual space country of Asgardia. In Norse mythology, Asgard is a city in the skies, the country of the Gods and its new space nation incarnation describes its purpose as:

"To serve entire humanity and each and everyone, regardless of his or her personal welfare and the pro
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Forget the selfie, it’s now all about the wefie / Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Perth Now, news.com.au, gearsofbiz.com, Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: November 6, 2017

I have long held that society and beauty, alongside everything else about being human, is being forced to reinvent itself to better suit a homocyborg world and despite the doom and gloom of technology being irresponsible it can and does act as force of good, if only humans will use it that way, in this latest series of article in news.com.au, Rebecca Baker and I explored the changing face of globalised beauty and what beauty might mean and look l
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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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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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