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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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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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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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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Amazon Go – but what about the people? / Radio HK3

Date posted: December 8, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-srPk-jxDGc I'm going to call this out, just like I did back in 2009 when I curated the Retail Store of the Future exhibition , the future of the routine stuff we buy in stores is going to be automated, mechanised and stuffed full of new tech, because it can and because we want it to - I know some of you are going to yell you don't, but if enough of us truly passionately didn't want it, then we wouldn't let it happen. This morning Amazon Go announced  its newest foray into retail, a fully automated physical bricks and mortar supermarket that allows customers to swipe themselves into the store, shop for items, put them in their basket and then leave the store
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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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