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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The Future of Australia’s Culture / ABC Local Nightlife, ABC Far North

Date posted: March 2, 2016

2013_diversity_calendar_cover_graphic Society’s rules and etiquette's have been framed by millions of years of physically regionalized human interactions. These unique geographical places imparted their distinctive values, language, morays and norms to those that lived within its boundaries and taught us what was considered locally right from wrong. These native rules were passed down orally from one generation to the next, reinforced over time by the education system and culture at large and then enshrined and enforced by local laws. Our overriding universal culture has historically been dictated by the dominant power of our time - The
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Viva La Digital Cultural Revolution / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: March 1, 2016

viva_la_revolution_by_theivanmad-d3bcqpa 1st March is designated as World Future Day and what better day for Hong Kong Radio 3's Phil Whelan - @PhilRTHK - and I to look back at what we thought the Future might be from a 1980's perspective, with the rise of the Personal Computer and the beginnings of the internet; through to the 90's with global digital brands like Yahoo, AOL and Nokia and into today's next big things of driverless cars and virtual reality. Underpinning all of this is my notion that we are at the beginning of a cultural digital revolution which for the first time ever in humanity is not bein
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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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1/2 of today’s kinder kids will be unemployable in 2030 / 3AW, 6PR, 2UE, 4BC, ABC Overnights, Austereo, ABC Far Nth Qld

Date posted: January 28, 2016

images The Future of Education is such an important topic if we are going to set our kids up to succeed in tomorrow's world and workplace and I'm glad to see the media agrees. Here are some of the radio interviews I did on the back of this recent media release including an extended piece for ABC local radio's Overnight program with listener talk back :


“Half of all children starting kindergarten this year have no chance of getting a job in 2030, if we continue to educate them the way we currently are” is one of the findings in a new bold trend report exploring the world of work in 2030 compiled by Australian fu
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A glimpse at the way we will live, work and educate in 2030 / Peter Switzer Sky News TV, ABC Far North

Date posted: January 25, 2016

switzer Every year, as our newest school kids start kindergarten, I like to take an expectant look forward to the year that many of them may enter the workforce, so welcome to 2030 when: Australia

  • Australian population will have grown to 28,481,000 (23,972,800 today)
  • 1 in 5 Australian’s will be over 60 years old
  • the ratio of workers to retirees will be 3:1 (5:1 today)
  • the average Australian house will cost $3,000,000 ($658,608 today)
  • the average household income will be $275,000 ($145,400 today).
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Tomorrow’s Careers / ABC Wide Bay, ABC Far North, Southern Cross Austeroe

Date posted: November 30, 2015

Jobs In a world where algorithm, mechanization and technology are slowly taking over all the routine human jobs of yesteryear, will there be jobs for humans in the future and if so what might they be was the starting point for this weeks round of on air interviews. We took a look at the jobs that will soon be the domain of technology including tax clerks, library technicians, loan officers, postal clerks, retail sales assistant, technical writers, accountants to name but a few. This list is not a mandated one, there may still be people involved in doing the tasks, but just as stenographers, typist and elevator operators of the past it will not require someone full-time to d
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