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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Retail spending changes as we increasingly value the social experience / The New Daily

Date posted: September 6, 2017

on the eve of my heading off overseas to deliver a Future of Retail keynote to one of the world's largest FMCG brands, David Ross of the New Daily and I caught up to have a look at Australia's retail scene past, present and future... It’s not news to anyone that Australians love to shop but there are some dramatic cultural changes under way that show where we spend our bucks is changing dramatically. While previous decades we
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Crystal ball time: iStart talks with a futurist / iStart

Date posted: August 21, 2017

Blockchain this, AI that. Things are moving fast, so, in the interests of bringing you the news before it happens, we cornered Melbourne-based business futurist Morris Miselowski to find out what key technologies are going to change the business landscape, how best to prepare for the future shocks they’re bringing with them and what it all means for our day-to-day 20 years from now. iStart: Hi Morris. Thanks for taking time to talk to us. From your perspective, what’s the technological lay of the land right now? How would you describe the zeitgeist in a technology sense? Morris MiselowskiRead More...

Future of Work / Channel 7 Sunrise

Date posted: August 9, 2017

We are transitioning from Homo Sapiens to technologically tethered Homo Cyborg's that will live to 120 and work to 100. In this evolving world of tomorrow how we work, where, when, for whom and how will all change, as will the notion of work itself. Beyond this is the reality that we will have 7 careers and 40 jobs, not in the traditional 9-5 manner of the last 150 years, but most likely a number of them undertaken simultaneously, some for income, some for career and self enhancement, some for philanthropy, some just for fun, but what we do know is that nothing will be as i
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The future of death & making contact from beyond the grave / ABC WA Drive

Date posted: August 7, 2017

On the eve of ‘Dying to Know Day’- a day when we’re supposed to talk about planning for our deaths, ABC Perth's Drive presenter Andrew and I used the opportunity to chat about the Future of Death, Dying, Cemeteries and Immortality. Now I know this is a yuck topic for many, but its a fascinating insight into how our society has evolved over the last two decades in its approach to death, dying, burials and immortality. As recently as 15 years ago most burials had a religious overtone and structure and we rarely questioned what they or the religious authorities deemed as proper this was an era of respect through ritual. Over the last decade burials have bec
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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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We’re all Homo Cyborgs / ABC WA Drive, Hong Kong 3

Date posted: July 5, 2017

This week, Sydney based bio-hacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow (real name) decided that carrying his plastic credit card sized transport card around was way too much effort, so he cut out the NFC chip and had it implanted under his skin. Such an interesting discussion arises from this, not the least of which is the rail authorities response, which was to condemn it and deactivate his card, only thing was they deactivated the wrong card. But, anyway I digress, this week on both ABC and Hong Kong radio I explored on air the notion that as organic beings we have increasingly become comfortable with having technology in and
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2016’s top 10 good, bad and ugly tech / ABC Far North

Date posted: December 5, 2016

top-10-tech-2015It's always fun at this point in the year  look behind us and review the years best and worst tech's and this week ABC Far North's Kier Shorey and I explore my top 10 list of good, bad and ugly tech, 2016 style. 1. Headphones disappear - Apple continues to do what it does best, unilaterally decides what we need and then try to convince us their right. This year they decided, that because 48% of all device listening is done through Bluetooth headsets, that it was the right time to get rid of the hole in the phone that lets us plug our headset in and free up the space for something else. This has, as usual, come with huge outcries, 3rd party dongles and
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