Happy 50th Birthday ATM, but aren’t you dead yet? / ABC Drive Adelaide & ABC Far North

Date posted: June 27, 2017

Next time you withdraw money from a hole in the wall, consider singing a rendition of happy birthday. For on June 27, the Automated Teller Machine (or ATM) celebrates its half century. Fifty years ago, the first cash machine was put to work at the Enfield branch of Barclays Bank in London. Two days later, a Swedish device known as the Bankomat was in operation in Uppsala. And a couple of weeks after that, another one built by Chubb and Smith Industries was inaugurated in London by Read More...

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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Report suggests robots could replace humans in high-routine occupations / ABC PM report

Date posted: April 6, 2017

If you're an accountant, lawyer or data analyst, a robot may soon take over your job. A new report from the International Bar Association suggests machines will most likely replace humans in high-routine occupations. The authors suggest governments introduce human quotas in some sectors to protect jobs. Featured: Morris Miselowski , Business Futurist Toby Walsh, Professor of artificial intelligence, UNSW [audio mp3="http://businessfuturist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/20170404-pm09-aivshumans.mp3.mp3"][/audio] Zoe Ferguson reported this story on Read More...

Future of Mobility / ABC Nightlife

Date posted: March 26, 2017

Humans are all about mobility, it's hard-wired into our DNA and soft wired into our hearts and souls. We gaze longingly at the horizon, travel treacherous oceans and uncharted solar systems all in the hope of extending our grasp on reality and possibility. This week I was lucky enough to spend some time with the Ford tribe gazing into the future of mobility and what transport might be, look like and offer us in the next 50 years and last night ABC's Nightlife Phil Clarke and I carried on this conversation with our audience and special guest Sheryl Connelly Ford's Global Consumer Trends and Futuring Manager. Listen in as we explore the future of transport, c
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Today’s school starters are unemployable in 2032 / ABC Far North, Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: January 30, 2017

“Half of all children starting kindergarten this year have no chance of getting a job in 2032, 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 futurist, Morris Miselowski, one of the world’s leading business and education visionaries. In 2030, 1 in 4 cars sold will be fully autonomous. Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Drones and Connected Cities will all be as ordinary as gas, electricity and water. Mobile phones, keyboards and mice will be relegated to museums and the notion of 9 - 5 Monday to Friday work will have given way to project and t
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Searching for medical cures just got easier / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: January 24, 2017

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the purchase of a new scientific Artificially Intelligent based search engine Meta, that allows the best and brightest scientific and medical minds to share, find and collaborate on the most up to date research, Meta's point of difference is that it not only quickly finds the research you asked for, but better yet finds what you would have asked for, if you knew it existed. This potential exponential leap led Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan to consider where medicine and research is headed as this week we chat about the fundamental  shift away from waiting for our body to break down before we fix it, to a wellness phase of on
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Happy 21st Birthday / Hong Kong Radio 3

Date posted: January 17, 2017

It's my daughter Rebecca's 21st birthday and I'm so proud, so happy and so glad to celebrate the woman she's become and to think back on the last 21 years of her and our family's life and in this nostalgic mood I've indulgently dedicated this week's on-air chat with Hong Kong 3's Phil Whelan to looking back at 1996, at how we lived, what was important then and the amazing tech that we were using 21 years ago. 1996 relived: Computer hardware 1. PC users did not have even Pentium II in 1996 (Pentium II came in 1997). 2. Celeron processors were a thing of the future. 3. 16 MB RAM was a big deal. 4. 2
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CES 2017 / Hong Kong Radio 3, ABC Local, ABC Far North Qld

Date posted: January 10, 2017

CES (The Consumer and Electronic Show) is the ultimate geek and nerd convention held each year, in early January in Las Vegas, attracts over 180,000 visitors who are all there to find the latest tech machinations, thinking, prototypes and products that may just become the next big thing. This year's show was no different, with an incredible array of must-have's, didn't know I needed it but now I can't live without it and I'll never need that on show, but more telling for me than the individual products are the overarching themes and tech directions and in a series of interviews with Hong Kong Radio 3's Phil Whelan, Glynn Greensmith of ABC Local radio and Kier Shorey
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My favourite Christmas apps

Date posted: December 19, 2016

I love this time of year and putting together my own list of only nice Christmas apps and websites, here's a few of my favourites:

Websites

Send Santa An Email This site may not be the prettiest site on the web, but the idea is really cute. You can write to Santa Claus and he will respond! Admit to your year of naughtiness and hope that he might forgive you, play trivia games and get in on the countdown to Christmas. Merry Christmas.com The site is all things Christmas, it covers the festive spirit in abundance. There are games, recipes, music, gifts, and a spe
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Reversing the ageing process / ABC Darwin

Date posted: December 16, 2016

We may be in the early days of discovering how to reverse the ageing process according to a report from California's Salk Institute and this prompted ABC Darwin's Adam Steer to want to chat about what it might be like to live beyond 120, wi
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