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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My beautiful future career / ABC Far North, ABC WA Drive, Hong Kong 3

Date posted: July 31, 2017

                The world has conspired this week to make most of my on stage and on air conversations Education focused. Tomorrow I have the honour of speaking to a group of year 9 -12 students at one of Melbourne's State Schools about all things careers, the jobs they may be doing and the way they may be working - truly can't wait and even better, this is a full day program put together by a  couple of Year 12 students who invited the other local schools to come along - well done
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In 30 years of predictions did Bill Gates and I get anything right? / ABC WA Drive, Hong Kong 3

Date posted: July 19, 2017

Recently the Sydney Morning Herald published an article on the 15 predictions Microsoft's Bill Gates made in 1999, a list that predates the internet, the smart phone and even the mass adoption of the PC and this prompted this weeks on-air chats around Australia and Asia, looking at what's come true and what hasn't. I couldn't resist throwing in a couple of my own predictions, the earliest of which dates back to 1981 and the catalyst for my life long obsession with the Future, and that was my absolute belief th
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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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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...

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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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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So how’d my 2016 predictions do? / Perth 6PR

Date posted: December 11, 2016

Every year I put out a list of what I think the major tech issues and gadgets are likely to be for the year ahead and this week 6PR's Chrissy Morrissy took me through last years list to see how we've progressed, what's come about and what hasn't. My 3 main thoughts on the tech we'd see in 2016 were: Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to boom in the first half of next year with all major manufacturers promising new VR products and most under $US400. This may take a while to show its true potential, but it is definitely a new frontier that
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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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H.G. Wells – Crackpot or Genius? ABC Far North

Date posted: October 10, 2016

On this back of this infographic, ABC Far North's Kier Shorey and I chatted about the inspiration and foresight HG Wells, and others like him, bring to the rest of us mere mortals with their ability to see what has not yet been created, hypothesise on what might be, challenge us to live up to their visions and provoke us to create new worlds. the-future-according-to-h-g-wells   Listen now (10 mins 38 seconds) : [audio mp3="http://businessfuturist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/HG-Wells-10-Oct-16.mp3"][/audio]
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