Date posted: April 24, 2014
reprinted from Business Section of news.com.au
“I CAN’T wait to be a transhumanist designer when I grow up,” said no child, ever.
That might not be the case for long if futurist Morris Miselowski is right. He predicts the job could become as common as a teacher or builder in the years ahead.
The renowned futurist, who has spoken at TEDx, thinks the workforce will change drastically in the next 35 years, with 60 per cent of us doing jobs that don’t exist
Date posted: January 2, 2014
The new economic normal, 3 Australian state elections, peek a boo panels in women's fashion, 364,997 new Australians added to our population and super-foods freekah and teff were just some of the 2014 trends I chatted about with Kate O'Toole of ABC Local radio national in our look at what trends I have predicted for the year ahead.
Date posted: December 11, 2013
Ever wanted to know what the best career choices are? Here's a great article, hot off the presses on future career paths and it even has some choice quotes from your favourite business futurist.
reprinted from Careers FAQ
The A-Z of top jobs for 2014 and beyond
09 Dec 2013
By Marni Williams
Where are the shortages?
According to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Rela
Date posted: December 9, 2013
I was sent this homemade version of last week's TEDx presentation, it reminds me of the counterfeit movies (not that I have ever seen one) where you can see the tops of the audiences heads, occasionally hear their comments and the vision is not quite right, but I though it was worth posting anyway, until the real thing arrives.
Date posted: December 2, 2013
Good news, we will continue to sleep into the future, but the nature of sleep, how, where, when and why may change.
In a 3 month Australia wide research project I've just completed for Sealy, I investigated the future of sleep and beds through to 2055.
David Dowsett and I chatted about some of the results in our regular radio segment including:
My research revealed an increasi
Date posted: November 28, 2013
I received the most incredible Christmas gift the other month in the form of an invitation to strut my stuff on the TEDx stage in Melbourne on December 3rd and with only 5 sleeps to go I can't wait to unwrap my present that I've titled - Unlearn the Future and don't worry I haven't forgotten you - after all it is better to give than receive - your invitation and discount promo code is at the end of this post.
This is a new
Date posted: June 17, 2013
It normally takes at least 10 years of consecutive use for a word to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary, but like everything else nowadays things happens fast. Last week the word "Tweet" was accepted as both a verb and noun, this may sound insignificant, but it goes along way to proving the case that when innovation strikes it can in an instant change culture, society, business and language irrevocably. Others words included Big Data, Crowdsourcing, e-reader, mouseover, stream as web, geekery, flash mob and BFF.
This was one of the topics I chatted abou
Date posted: June 8, 2013
Robot butlers and maids seems to be the most common expectation we have of our new metallic friends. Robots that are lifelike, technically called androids, may still be some time off, but Robots of all other sizes, shapes and complexities are making their debut into the world of work and play.
In this week's on air discussion James Lush of ABC Perth Local and I had a look at what we can expect to see and have in the world of Robots, Androids, Bots and Nano Bots.
In the world of medicine and health care we will se
Date posted: November 28, 2012
By 2050 we will have added 2.5 billion people to our planet (up from 7.07 billion currently to a projected 9.7 billion in 2050) one of the biggest questions around coping with this huge growth is how will we be able to feed and water everyone?
In this weeks segment David Dowsett of ABC Radio Wide Bay and I chat about the Future of Farming and the innovations that may be ahead to help us cope, including laboratory grown meat; synthetic foods; growing crops with no water or salt water; the change a growing middle class in developing nations may have on our food supply
Date posted: October 28, 2012
In 2047 25.3% of Australians will be over 65 years old and many of us will be living to 100 and beyond. With this reality on our horizon it's no surprise we are now seeing research that shows 64% of Australians are willing to pay more tax if it means the money goes towards ensuring they can stay in their homes for as long as possible when they get older.
With a future backdrop where medical care shifts from curative to preventative; m