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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Will robot pets cause real pet unemployment? / ABC WA Regional Drive

Date posted: October 23, 2017

Some amazing stats have been released on how besotted Australians are with and how much they spend on their 24 million fur babies / pets:

  • Australians spent $12.2 billion last year
  • Almost two in five households have dogs (38%)
  • Almost three in 10 households have cats (29%)
  • More than one in 10 households keep fish (12%)
  • More than one in 10 households keep birds (12%)
  • 3% of Australian households keep reptiles as pets
  • 3% of households have other small mammals as pets
  • The Northern Territory is home to the highest rate of pet ownership, with 82% of households keeping a pet of so
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The history of future travel / Hong Kong 3, ABC Far North

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Humans are born with the travel itch, always eager to travel to and experience exotic lands. In the last 100 years we have stepped up the speed and accessibility of long haul travel, with the cost of a Melbourne - London flight in the 1940's costing of 122X the average weekly salary and taking about 3 days, and today it's under 1 week salary and soon under 20 hours. And there's loads more of us flying, in 2016 3.6 billion people flew in 2030 this should rise to 6.7 billion, with the largest growth sectors in the Asia pacific regions.. On the eve of Qantas landing its first Dreamliner plane in Australia, and the promise of Perth - London direct and other long haul non sto
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Predicting the Future of Your Business / Business Brain Food Podcast

Date posted: October 9, 2017

Absolutely chuffed to be invited on to Ben Fewtrell's Business Brain Food Podcast and what a great chat we had, as we explored all things future; the way humans will live, love, work, create and play; what's ahead for business, some of the tricks of the futurist trade and the step by step methodology I use to do what I do, including my most beloved workshop: The Drunken Saturday Night. Ben's intro of me went like this: "What a thoroughly interesting man we have on the show this week. Morris Miselowski has made it his business to predict the future, but there are no crystal balls and tarot cards here….. Mor
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The 8 incredible frontiers of tomorrows medicine / ABC WA Regional Drive

Date posted: October 2, 2017

In 2007 I spoke about a near future, somewhere around 2015, when humans would evolve to become HomoCyborgs and one of the consequence of this new technology tethering would be to open a digital door into our bodies that would allow us to 24/7 peer deep inside ourselves to constantly monitor our health and wellness. One of the consequences of having this real time evidence of our impending immortality is that inevitably our innate self preservation and human survival needs would kick in, forcing us to move away from an approach where we waited for our body to break down and then repaired it, to a future state where we would actively attempt to delay or prevent
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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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In the future who will you trust? / ABC Far North

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Trust is a basic human emotion that helps us discern, make sense of and prioritise our world and those around us. Since our existence we have taken our trust cues from our tribe, our elders, our families and our friends, all others outside of this default circle have had to earn, gain and maintain trust knowing it was fragile and once broken was difficult, if not impossible, to earn back. Trust was hard enough when we could look each other in the eye, but now that we've on-boarded our lives into a digital world, where our cyber reach goes beyond our physical network and where we are constantly called on to meet virtual strangers and assess their reputation, opportunities a
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To survive as a retailer, the only thing you need to do is… / ABC Far North

Date posted: September 18, 2017

I've been bombarded with client and media requests in the last few weeks all asking about the Future of Australian Retail and what might happen in a post-Amazon world. First advice, take a deep breath and calm down. Second, think back to the hysteria of 2008 / 2009 when online shopping first hit Australia and Gerry Harvey and many others declared the imminent death of all retail stores and I'm fairly sure a decade on, we still have lots of great physical stores we can walk into and shop at and a resurgence of the local strip shopping centre. The retail world has changed, of course and there's been a huge uphill battle to come to terms with the new omni-channel
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Shiny new Apples / Hong Kong radio 3

Date posted: September 13, 2017

On the day of Apple's announcement of all things new and shiny including the iPhone 8 and X, Phil Whelan of HK3 and I asked our annual questions Why and What For? Now, I love Apple and am not going to rain on their very successful parade, but given that this was the 10th anniversary of the iPhone I so wanted was bigger, better and wow and what I got was catch up, expensive and good. It's easy to be an armchair critic and yes it has some wonderful new kit and is beautiful to look at and easy to use, but lots of it is just catch up with what's already out there (wireless charging, full screen etc) and very litt
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