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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The Future of Food – Tony Delroy’s ABC Nightlife

Date posted: August 24, 2016

nightlife_future_of_food_24_Aug_16_001By 2030 global demand for food will increase by 35%, as we feed an additional 1 billion recently born people and continue to feed many billions of existing people, many of whomt will thankfully have increased ready access to proteins and food. This leaves us with a growing (pun intended) conundrum of having to provide more food varieties, to more people in more places, with less land to grow or raise it on, less water to irrigate it with and less people to tend and nurture it. The maths just doesn't add up. In our regular catch up Tony Delroy of ABC radio's nightlife and I take on this dile
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A robot to challenge your parking tickets / ABC Far North, Austereo

Date posted: July 4, 2016

donotpay-frontGot a parking ticket that you want to fight, but not sure how and on what grounds? Got a legal problem and not sure who to turn to? No problem leave it to DoNotPay an automated online chatbot developed by a UK 19-year-old that has already successfully appealed 250,000 parking tickets in London and New York (not yet available in Australia). How about using facial technology to check on the health and
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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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Not Humans vs. Robots, but Humans & Robots / AICCWA Perth Keynote, slidedeck and audio

Date posted: April 27, 2016

AICC(WA)’s ECU futureNOW Sundowner Event, 27 April 2016 at GHD Perth, featuring Business Futurist, Morris Miselowski - my slidedeck and recording of this keynote are at the bottom of this post.

GHD’s new state of the art facilities provided the perfect setting for the first AICC(WA) futureNOW series presentation of 2016.  Mr Morris Miselowski, world renowned business futurist, innovation provocateur and media commentator addressed the topic “People vs Technology, Who Will Win? Mr Craig Walkemeyer, Manager - Western Australia, GHD In wel
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Who’s watching the drones & HK’s top IT awards / Hong Kong radio 3

Date posted: April 19, 2016

article-webgraf-1127A near miss between a drone and a London bound British Airways passenger jet was the start of this weeks chat with HK3's Phil Whelan looking at drones and how we might keep them away from planes, trains and automobiles and whatever else they shouldn't be near. The sky's are full of non commercial recreational drones and in theory there are guidelines around where they can be flown including flying below 400 metres, keeping your drones where you can see them, not flying within 5 miles of an airplane, not flying near people or stadiums and in America your drone should be registered. These are all useful guidelines but for the amateur drone
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What can Robots really do? / Austereo

Date posted: March 25, 2016

101245423-robot.530x298Every day there seems to be a new Robot doing something that we used to do ourselves, so this week Austereo's Anthony Tilli and I chatted about the reality of what robots can and might do for us. Aged care is a really great place to start and most of these are coming out of Japan, which has a growing elderly population, decreasing numbers of human aged care workers and a long time love affair with technology, which gives us robots that can wash hair, robots that monitor dementia patients and exoskeletons that human carers can wear to give them super strength and the ability to easily pick up and move patients around. Police, army an
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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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