Our kids will live to 120, we’ll be working till we’re 90: Australia’s leading futurist explains why / The Advertiser, Adelaide

Date posted: October 6, 2017

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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="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/271496316" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
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This is the career advice I gave to my kids – ABC Far North

Date posted: May 23, 2016

advice-for-younger-self-011The question I get asked nearly every day is "What career advice would you give your kids?" and answering it's easy, because mine have just finished high school and this is the condensed version of what I told them:

  1. you only need to find your direction, not your lifelong path
  2. you're going to have 14 jobs and 6 careers, not all of them connected to whatever you study or do straight out of school, so don't worry if you get it wrong
  3. you're going to have create work for yourself and self manage your career
  4. on top of great institutional and life long learning, the traits that
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When I Grow Up / Child Magazine

Date posted: March 10, 2016

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What does the workplace future hold for today’s preschoolers?

Our kids will have 14 jobs in six careers, and 60 percent of the tasks they’ll do in 2020 have not been invented yet, according to Melbourne-based futurist Morris Miselowski (businessfuturist.com). Where will those jobs be, and what will they be like? GAME IT! When Morris told parents years ago their children would be gaming for a job, they were horrified. Gamification is going to be where a lot of the jobs are, with $80,000 starting salaries. Virtual realities can be used to trial new habits, teach p
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Why the world will be better in Gen Y’s hands / News.com.au

Date posted: February 6, 2016

475dd8d2f0a65e0c18196a87ccbc417f - written by Emma Reynolds news.com.au THEY’RE derided as lazy and selfish, but it turns out we may be better off when millennials run the world. While Gen Y has been called materialistic, entitled and uncaring, increasingly experts claim the exact opposite is the case. As “Generation Me” grows up and takes control of our governments and biggest organisations, they are adapting to be ideal leaders, The Economist reported recently.
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Tomorrow’s supermarkets today / ABC Overnights

Date posted: December 5, 2015

tallyAldi is Australia's largest ski wear retailer. Australia's grocery market is worth $102 billion. Australian now grocery shop twice a week buying fewer and fresher items against the large single shop of only a decade ago, are all fascinating snapshots of Australia's supermarket scene today and predictors of where next for this sector and a great place to start a chat with ABC radio's Overnights host Michael Pavlich. Coles and Woolthworths are still the big two, but the lesson here is that size and history no longer necessarily determine futu
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Hospitality goes hi-tech: Robot waiters and butlers are a reality / The Australian

Date posted: May 28, 2015

696918-4ea2d9f8-0299-11e5-8cc7-4c6583bd2816 written by Chris Griffith Senior Tech Journalist - The Australian - Thursday 28th May 2015 In the 1973 slapstick comedy Sleeper, Miles Monroe (played by Woody Allen) escapes a villainous 22nd-century dictatorship by disguising himself as a robot
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Will we work in the Future? / Switzer Sky Business TV

Date posted: May 25, 2015

me_and_switzer_21_May_2015There is an urban myth going around, that as we get closer to 2030, robots will be running the world and human workers will be the exception, not the rule. REALLY??!! There has never been a generation that didn't believe the next generation was undoing all the wonderful advancements of the previous. Where we didn't lament and fear for the future and look with disdain and disbelief at what the next generation sees as important and ordinary. The reality is that we are entering a new dawn of work, heralded by a digital revolution, the likes of which we have never
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Will there still be jobs in Cairns in 2025? / ABC Cairns

Date posted: May 14, 2015

cairns_far_north_queensland_australia1With employment tipped to remain around the 6% level in Australia for the next few years and regional areas like Far North Queensland always hit harder, what does the future of employment look like over the next decade and beyond for regional Australia? This is the question that sparked one of my regular catch ups with Phil Staley of ABC Far North Queensland . The reality is that regardless of where you are on the p
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Your job is going, going, gone! / Balls Radio

Date posted: May 13, 2015

ChappieCubiclePeople vs technology is the battle of tomorrow with predictions of 500,00 jobs being transferred from humans to machines within the next decade in Australia. We have already borne witness to routine jobs like bank tellers, cashiers, assembly workers and others losing their jobs in favour of machines. Behind this though is not a rising militant union of robots demanding equal pay and opportunities, but rather a society that is unwilling to pay for, or see value in, human provided goods and services. This quiet resignation and acceptance of technology's increasin
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