Date posted: October 19, 2016
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
Date posted: August 24, 2016
By 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
Date posted: June 29, 2016
What 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.
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Date posted: June 20, 2016
On 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
Date posted: June 17, 2016
BackgroundThe impact of technology on transport, labour and recreation is often speculated on, with hoverboards, robots and Mars holidays forecast for the near future. So how does the world of property look?
Why it mattersVisualise what’s coming with these seven predictions for the housing market, and start thinking ahead.
In real estate, what happens next? Predictions that could change everythingIf you believe the movies, there are only a few things we can all see coming in the fu
Date posted: May 9, 2016
On the back of a regular global report that shows what we are doing on line every minute of every day Anthony Tilli and I look at some of the stats and explore why?
Oculus Rift, Facebook's $2 billion, Augmented Reality headset goes on retail sale this week in the States and seems destined to bring this industry into the mainstream. Ahead of this and the imminent release by numerous other headset manufacturers ABC's Far North Kier Shorey and I took a look at this new tech and what is may be capable of.
Augmented Reality adds additional information on top of the a real world - things head up display on a car, Virtual Reality closes of the real world and takes you to a digital world and mixed reality does a bit of both depending on your need and what's being viewed. These tech's have been around in sci-fi for 100+ years and yes we've been