Happy Birthday Mr Tesla / Hong Kong Radio

Date posted: July 11, 2017

Long before there was Elon Musk's Tesla, there was Nikola Tesla and 10th July (1856) marks his birthday. Nikola's gift was the ability to see beyond the status quo, to imagine what might be, to land hands on tools, to overcome setbacks and to continue on to create a physical reality. His curse was his inability to profitably commercialise his inventions and despite great partnerships, joint ventures and funding, he was left second best at every turn, having his patents, inventions and innovations brought to profitable reality by Thomas Edison, Westinghouse and many others. His incredible inventions included AC current (electricity), the radio,
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I want it all & I want it now / ABC Perth Weekends

Date posted: July 8, 2017

On demand dog walking service WagWalking sent ABC presenter Andrea Gibbs into a spin, believing that part of good dog ownership is walking it yourself and wondering if this was a one-off or if there was a growing appetite of on demand services. The growth of on-demand services,  bringing together people in a digital marketplace to want and offer task driven activities that we can't or don't want to do for ourselves, has risen steadily over the last few years to become a multi billion dollar economy offering an incredible array of "I want it now" and "I'll do it now" possibilities including:

We’re all Homo Cyborgs / ABC WA Drive, Hong Kong 3

Date posted: July 5, 2017

This week, Sydney based bio-hacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) decided that carrying his plastic credit card sized transport card around was way too much effort, so he cut out the NFC chip and had it implanted under his skin. Such an interesting discussion arises from this, not the least of which is the rail authorities response, which was to condemn it and deactivate his card, only thing was they deactivated the wrong card. But, anyway I digress, this week on both ABC and Hong Kong radio I explored on air the notion that as organic beings we have increasingly become comfortable with having technology in and
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The Pace of Change / ABC Mornings with Jon Faine

Date posted: June 20, 2017

We've just discovered a new piece of tech, a new app, a new fad, a new business proposition, a new idea or a new gadget and we think we've come to terms with it, when out of left field another new something comes along and blows us out of the water. This was the starting point for a conversation with ABC Melbourne's Morning presenter  Jon Faine as we explored all things future, including my belief that the rate of change has not increased just the amount of parallel technologies that we have to tame simultaneously have and that we are all now Homo Cyborg's irrevocably tied to technology throug
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Lawyers, accountants join list of workers who could lose their jobs to AI / News ABC

Date posted: April 4, 2017

By Zoe Ferguson If you're an accountant, lawyer or data analyst, a robot may soon take over your job. Key points:

  • New development of AI and robotics affects both blue and white collar sector
  • Life could be safer with artificial intelligence around us
  • Report recommends a 'human quota' in sectors
  • Legislation needed to protect human safety and security
A new report from the Internatio
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Science Fiction Dreams Do Come True / ABC Nightlife

Date posted: October 19, 2016

Blue Moon over futuristic City Every great invention started life as a mere thought, became a vision before turning into an obsession. One of the most oft questions I get asked, "Is where do ideas come from?" and one of the most oft answers I give is Science Fiction. It's amazing what our brain's have stored away from what we've read, watch and imagine and how at just the right moment of opportunity it springs these dormant thoughts back into life, ready for creation. In our regular Nightlife on ABC Local Radio catch up Dom Knight and I chatted about the influence Science Fiction has had on our lives and asked
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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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Should Canberra move to Adelaide? ABC Adelaide

Date posted: June 20, 2016

canberra-to-adelaide-removalists-300x268On the back of a media release put out by Gary Morgan's CEO Michelle Levine, exploring the notion of Canberra and Canberran's being too isolated from real Australian's to offer effective government and instead suggesting that Canberra and its 150,000 public servants be packed up and moved to Adelaide, Sonya Feldoff of ABC Adelaide wanted to explore this with Michelle and asked me to join the on-air debate. My first response was it isn't real and doesn't make sense, but Michelle was adamant and saw great merit in getting the relocation experts in and suggested Adelaide because it is in dire need of job stimulus an
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Self reinvention not retirement – Living to 120 / ABC Far North and Austereo

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pop_growth_elderlyThe reality is we will soon be capable of living to 100, our kids to 120 and our grand kids to 150, the world that this will happen in is literally at our doorsteps and in this new era of human longevity, we are going to have re imagine and re purpose who we are and what we do. In this week's segment we explore this new human era of longevity, the notion of working to 80 years and beyond, the retirement dilemma which will see us need to work longer both for income and for mental stimulation and all of this on a global back drop of another 3 billions more people on the planet by 2050, 15 million more in Australia, a worldwide change in work pract
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#Wearables set to change our world / Radio 3 Hong Kong

Date posted: March 15, 2016

digital_health_John-Foxx_Stockbyte_Thinkstock HK3's Phil Whelan was feeling a bit nostalgic this week as we looked back on the gold old days of wearing watches to tell the time and maybe the direction you're heading in and how over the last decade or so its become "uncool", until he recently noticed a growing band of tech wearables back on people's wrist. We chatted about Fitbit's and similar wearables that were all the rage, how many early adopters seem to disillusioned with them as they find no real on going purpose in them and my belief that these devices will have a resurrection very soon as we begin to find more purposeful things to do with them. T
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