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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Living to 120 and working to 90 / Channel 10’s The Project

Date posted: October 6, 2017

The crew from Channel 10's The Project reached out this evening, ahead of a keynote I'm delivering in Adelaide on the weekend on Living to 120 and working into our 90's and asked if I could take them on a tour of tomorrow in search of what a world where we all have the potential to live to beyond 100 might look like. Along the way, we explored a tomorrow in which we routinely live to 100 and beyond; asked what jobs if any we might be doing (including my belief that there will be no jobs, as we know them); how we could possibly work until we're 90; how we might be liv
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Our kids will live to 120, we’ll be working till we’re 90: Australia’s leading futurist explains why / The Advertiser, Adelaide

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Sharing economy: Why we will barely own anything in the future / news.com.au, ABC Far North

Date posted: September 25, 2017

reprinted from Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, NT Times, New Zealand Herald,  Adelaide Now, Balonne Beacon, Queensland Times, a list of Australia's beet sharing sites are at the bottom of this story. IN 2030, if we need a ball gown, a grandparent to babysit our kids or a screwdriver to repair damage at home, we’ll simply go online, pay a small fee and borrow one. Most of us won’t own cars, holiday homes or work at the same office everyday. Our houses won’t be filled with stuff we rarely use. Many of our daily functions will be outsourced for a small fee, with all these interactions controlled through our smar
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Future Cops / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: September 5, 2017

Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan and I started our weekly catch up chatting about the future of law enforcement, before diverting quickly to Australia's rebirth as a penal colony and then trying to move on to prison life and the changes over time, but then all of a sudden I felt compelled to confess something I hadn't spoken about in a long time, that I had spent 10 years in and out of prisons and had some personal insights. Now before you become all judgy, I was a volunteer prison chaplain who spent most Sunday's visiting prisoners around Victoria, offering a listening ear, an alternate conversation and a glimpse to the outside world they would one day re enter.
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The next batch of major tech disruptors are… / Curtin radio

Date posted: August 29, 2017

I love catching up with tech guru Jason Jordan  and this week I got to chat with him live on air on Curtin Radio as we reminisced about tech of old and speculated about tomorrow's tech. I kicked off with my notion that we are all Homo Cyborgs irrevocably and organically enmeshed with technology, and that the holy grail now is not the technology itself, but rather what it can do for us. We chatted about the demise and rise of the music industry as a metaphor for business in general. 10 years ago the industry seemed on its knees, people were pirating and nor paying, music abounded but money was difficult to
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Future of Work / Channel 7 Sunrise

Date posted: August 9, 2017

We are transitioning from Homo Sapiens to technologically tethered Homo Cyborg's that will live to 120 and work to 100. In this evolving world of tomorrow how we work, where, when, for whom and how will all change, as will the notion of work itself. Beyond this is the reality that we will have 7 careers and 40 jobs, not in the traditional 9-5 manner of the last 150 years, but most likely a number of them undertaken simultaneously, some for income, some for career and self enhancement, some for philanthropy, some just for fun, but what we do know is that nothing will be as i
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The future of death & making contact from beyond the grave / ABC WA Drive

Date posted: August 7, 2017

On the eve of ‘Dying to Know Day’- a day when we’re supposed to talk about planning for our deaths, ABC Perth's Drive presenter Andrew and I used the opportunity to chat about the Future of Death, Dying, Cemeteries and Immortality. Now I know this is a yuck topic for many, but its a fascinating insight into how our society has evolved over the last two decades in its approach to death, dying, burials and immortality. As recently as 15 years ago most burials had a religious overtone and structure and we rarely questioned what they or the religious authorities deemed as proper this was an era of respect through ritual. Over the last decade burials have bec
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Our education system isn’t future ready / ABC Nightlife

Date posted: August 2, 2017

The current education system, as great as it once might have been (and that's debatable), is no longer up to the heavy lifting of tomorrow's employment and life landscapes. It was custom-built for on an industrial revolution model of work and prepared students for a known world, where work and careers were set and teaching systematically towards known outcomes made perfect sense. It was a world where we taught just in case, where the learner had to be self-sufficient and filled to the brim with lots of information, just in case they ever needed it.
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