Ageing disgracefully – the new 50 / ABC Nightlife

Date posted: June 29, 2016

me_on_abc_29_June_2016What will turning 50 mean for work, play, health, housing, and saving enough to live on? In just a few years from now, let alone ten or 20 years from now! Our regular Futurist Morris Miselowski came in to give us an insight in to what we should expect.   [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

7 predictions for the property market /

Date posted: June 17, 2016

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The impact of technology on transport, labour and recreation is often speculated on, with hoverboards, robots and Mars holidays forecast for the near future. So how does the world of property look?

Why it matters

Visualise what’s coming with these seven predictions for the housing market, and start thinking ahead.

In real estate, what happens next? Predictions that could change everything

If you believe the movies, there are only a few things we can all see coming in the fu

Get connected: understanding the Internet of Things / Officeworks Workstyle

Date posted: June 16, 2016

internet of things image1You might have heard about how one day your home appliances will work autonomously, communicate with each other and predict your needs. But exactly how far from actuality is this level of technology? Futurist Morris Miselowski believes smart technologies, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), will have “mainstream acceptance” and ubiquity within the next decade. “We’ve had [IoT technology] in science fiction for 100 years. It’s always been implied that at some point technology will be able to understand itself and will be able to do things for us without us having to ask.” Morris has 34 years’ experience consulting to companies look

Where will Australia’s 24 million people live in the future / ABC Far North

Date posted: February 15, 2016

abs With Australia's population tipping over 24 million this week (take a look at ABS's video on this milestone by clicking on the image to the left), ABC's Phil Staley and I, in our regular catch up, looked at where we would put all these people and how we might be living in the future. The great Aussie 1/4 acre block dream was the trophy many of aspired to prove a life well lived and e

Living High / Chapel Street Precinct

Date posted: November 27, 2015

chapel_street_2reprinted from a feature article written by Sarah Wilcox for Chapel Street Precinct   Urban sprawl is so five minutes ago. The Australian dream of a house on a quarter acre block is dead. Skyscrapers are moving to the suburbs. This progress is a double-edged sword that leaves us wondering: how might our future selves live?

Back to the Future

To figure out where Melburnians might be headed, it helps to look at from where we have come. It’s the job of futurist Morris Miselowski to predict (with research and evidence rather than some kin

Look it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a #drone – 4BC, ABC Wide Bay, ABC Far North, Southern Cross Austereo WA

Date posted: November 4, 2015

40 uses for dronesThe number of drone related media releases, stories, contacts and media requests I have had over the past few weeks has gone into overdrive. Australia Post's announcement that they would trial drone deliveries in remote areas brought the story back to Australia and although this is a great thing for them to trial and definitely part of a future landscape for them, I am skeptical if there is real intent or just hype behind this announcement. On a side bar the more interesting things in Australia Posts' announcement is their trial of 3D printers in their retail

Robots are all around us / ABC Nightlife

Date posted: August 26, 2015

robots-out-to-get-meHow realistic is a world where #robots, #drones, #androids and #AI (Artificial Intelligence) will replace all human work and effort? I caught up with ABC radio local's -  Tony Delroy and our special guest Jonathan Roberts Professor in Robotics at Queensland University, in one of our regular on-air chats to explore what robots are currentl

The death of the 1/4 acre block / 4BC

Date posted: August 25, 2015

FC-WashingtonExteriorViewH01-HR06-FINAL (2)Farewell to the great Australian dream of the quarter acre block, we will miss you - you served us well, sheltered us wonderfully, helped bring our family and loved one together and sent a message to the world that we had succeeded in life by attaining you, but this is where we must part company. In my regular on air catch up with 4BC's Clare Blake we explored Australia's future housing landscape and how over the next few decades it will look very different from the recent pas

Do machine mothers know best? | 4BC, Radio 3 Hong Kong, ABC Wide Bay, ABC Cairns

Date posted: June 16, 2015

ridingsun-robotHelper-753030We've spent the last 30 years putting ourselves on line and becoming discoverable, it's now our machines turn. Just like social media allows us to find each other across time and place, to interact, to discover, to speak, to listen, to inform, to engage, to transact, to query, to learn, to guide, to orchestrate, to announce, to follow and to lead, it's now time for our machines to be able to do the same. We are on the cusp of a revolution that will once again change everything we know about being human, having information,

Getting around in 2030 – #FutureTransport \ Keynote, 4BC, ABC WideBay,

Date posted: May 19, 2015

8For centuries we grew up, worked, learnt, dated, married, lived, and grew old within 25 miles of where we were born. Then came the wheel and we moved ourselves a little further, the steam engine a little further, the automobile a lot further, the airplane a hell of a lot further, but then came the internet and the necessity to travel out to see the world ceased, because for the first time ever in our existence the world now comes to us anywhere anytime on any device and we can live, see, play, work, date, learn and anything else - anywhere at any time. This new digital space, has opened up new distributio