In 30 years of predictions did Bill Gates and I get anything right? / ABC WA Drive, Hong Kong 3

Date posted: July 19, 2017

Recently the Sydney Morning Herald published an article on the 15 predictions Microsoft's Bill Gates made in 1999, a list that predates the internet, the smart phone and even the mass adoption of the PC and this prompted this weeks on-air chats around Australia and Asia, looking at what's come true and what hasn't. I couldn't resist throwing in a couple of my own predictions, the earliest of which dates back to 1981 and the catalyst for my life long obsession with the Future, and that was my absolute belief th
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Not Humans vs. Robots, but Humans & Robots / AICCWA Perth Keynote, slidedeck and audio

Date posted: April 27, 2016

AICC(WA)’s ECU futureNOW Sundowner Event, 27 April 2016 at GHD Perth, featuring Business Futurist, Morris Miselowski - my slidedeck and recording of this keynote are at the bottom of this post.

GHD’s new state of the art facilities provided the perfect setting for the first AICC(WA) futureNOW series presentation of 2016.  Mr Morris Miselowski, world renowned business futurist, innovation provocateur and media commentator addressed the topic “People vs Technology, Who Will Win? Mr Craig Walkemeyer, Manager - Western Australia, GHD In wel
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#CES2016 – the 6 trends that will dominate the year ahead ( #2016trends ) / Austereo, ABC Local, ABC Far North

Date posted: January 15, 2016

_DSC0661 CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2016, Nerdvana, has ended for another year and Las Vegas has said goodbye to 170,000 visitors and 3,631 exhibitors all itching to get a glimpse of the year ahead in tech gadgets and retail offerings and also looking for the dots to connect to figure out what's lies further ahead. There were a number of clear categories this year and in this weeks regular ABC and Austereo radio segments I explored some of these and also what may be next and after next. The overriding theme for me this year was that we have crossed over the threshold away from having and owning to using and doing. Read More...

Talking Smart Fridges @ #CES 2016 / It’s Just Not Cricket – ABC

Date posted: January 7, 2016

samsung-refridgerator-ces-2016-2000-7454 Who can resist a talking smart fridge, not Glynn Greensmith of ABC's It's Just Not Cricket, who in one of our increasingly regular chats wanted to explore Samsung's smart fridge on display at this years CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas. For decades we've been promised an "all-knowing" smart fridge that lets you what it has inside of it and what it needs and this year we've seen the release of Samsung's 3rd attempt at creating this with its AU$6,860 four door, 54.6cm gorilla glass touchscreen panel Che
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Happy 2016 / 6PR, ABC Canberra

Date posted: January 1, 2016

h2016 Australian elections, Olympic games, leap year, personal robots, drones, artificial intelligence, toasters talking to fridges, cars that drive themselves, and so much more are going to be a part of a 2016 and on this first morning of this brand new year I caught up with 6PR Perth and ABC Canberra's breakfast shows to chat all things new, shiny and different. Click here for my 2016 predictions, have a listen to these two segments and then share your predictions for 2016. ABC Canberra - 1st January 2016 (13 minutes 52 seconds) [audio mp3="http://businessfuturist.com/wp-content/uploads/201
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Unveiling the top ten global societal #megatrends / Ipsos Event

Date posted: November 5, 2015

IPSOS Function 5 Nov 15

Special guest panel explore future trends in Australia

Leading global research company Ipsos unveiled ten “mega trends” that will shape the world’s future, while a panel of experts explored future societal trends in Australia at a special event in Sydney last night to celebrate Ipsos’s 40th anniversary. The “Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward – what does the future hold?” event was attended by 150 guests at Sydney’s Pier One where experts including Sydney Morning Herald Editor-in-Chief Darren Goodsir, business futurist
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Let me show you around #2025 / today only watch live at #BusinessBluePrint.com

Date posted: October 13, 2015

business_blueprint_2We're all futurists, constantly making choices and decisions about tomorrow and then working hard towards that vision and possibility. But what if our version of tomorrow is slightly off, more based on yesterday than tomorrow, or simply fails to take into account new technologies, changing habits, growing possibilities and new business horizons. This is the conversation I'm having everyday in boardrooms, clients offices, on stage and in the media, but it's not often I get to take you behind the scenes and share the what, how, why, when and where of tomorrow and have it widely available. I
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Keep your hands on the wheel, or there may not be a future / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: July 3, 2015

imagesTexting is a relatively new first world problem with a staggering 2/3 of all drivers under 25 years of age and 1/3 of all Australian drivers admitting that they text and drive. I say relatively new because texting for most people only began 8 years ago with the huge uptake in smart phones brought on by the iPhone, prior to which most people didn't even know what texting was or where to find it on their Nokia mobile phone. This new scourge has caused governments around the world to ban texting whilst driving and to spend millions on advertising and education campaigns to convince us not to do it an
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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,
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Google’s Future / 4BC & Radio Hong Kong 3

Date posted: June 2, 2015

google-rd_1-100343051-origForget about using your mouse and keyboard, just use your shirt, your pants, your socks and whatever else you're wearing that happens to be made of Google's new jacquard material of the future and by waving your arms, walking or doing whatever else comes naturally (keep it clean) your technology and its minion of apps will follow behind you. This is only one of the many announcements that Google made last week at its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco. This conference is a great way to understand what Google is going to do i
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