A glimpse at the way we will live, work and educate in 2030 / Peter Switzer Sky News TV, ABC Far North
Date posted: January 25, 2016
- Australian population will have grown to 28,481,000 (23,972,800 today)
- 1 in 5 Australian’s will be over 60 years old
- the ratio of workers to retirees will be 3:1 (5:1 today)
- the average Australian house will cost $3,000,000 ($658,608 today)
- the average household income will be $275,000 ($145,400 today).
Date posted: November 1, 2015
What do drones, Australia Post, Amazon, Walmart, Google and Facebook have in common?
It appears a lot, with all of them (and many others) ramping up their efforts to use drones for delivery of everything from parcels to the internet.
In my regular catch up with Sky Business's Derryn Hinch we explore what drones are, some of the many ways they may be used in the near future and debate the question of whether drones should be registered.
Date posted: July 14, 2015
The wailing and crying over the supposed death of physical retail stores seems to have been raging forever, but really it's a recent conversation and one that is way overhyped.
Obviously there is a relatively new retail player that lives inside the digital world and starting from a zero base only a decade or so ago has taken a lot of the conversation, but put into perspective Australians last year spent $265 billion in retail stores and only 13% of that was spent online.
I have never believed that physical retail would disappear and be replaced by a totally digital online space, it
Date posted: July 12, 2015
Will computers take over the newsroom? was the question that prompted Derryn Hinch, of Hinch Live Sky Business TV, to want to chat about the Future of Robots.
In this lively discussion Derryn and I explore all things Robots, looking at the future of robots in the workplace, in the home, on the road, in the skies and in our lives and ponder what the world of 2025 and beyond might look like.
A great chat so have a watch now (10 minut
Date posted: May 25, 2015
There is an urban myth going around, that as we get closer to 2030, robots will be running the world and human workers will be the exception, not the rule. REALLY??!!
There has never been a generation that didn't believe the next generation was undoing all the wonderful advancements of the previous. Where we didn't lament and fear for the future and look with disdain and disbelief at what the next generation sees as important and ordinary.
The reality is that we are entering a new dawn of work, heralded by a digital revolution, the likes of which we have never
Date posted: February 10, 2015
On the back of a report that Samsung TV's new voice-activated features have the ability to capture, store and send your voice and words to third parties, Phil Staley of ABC Far North Queensland jumped on the phone to say "tell me it isn't so!".
The reality is that voice activated tech, which we're seeing lots of, does do what it claims to do, hear, understand and act on your voice and to do this it records you and if required sends your voice to a third-p
Date posted: August 27, 2014
The red cordial high we used to get from new tech, gadgets and gizmos is over. We know that tech, the internet and the digital world is in our pockets, briefcases, handbags, in the things we wear and carry, but we're over it all we really want now is perspective and purpose. I've watched with interest as my geek and nerd mates have come out of tech hibernation ready to use, not enthuse, and its great to find that Microsoft's latest whitepaper Read More...
Date posted: August 26, 2014
On Sky Business TV tonight with @PeterSwitzer @ 7.30 to discuss the #FutureOfWork with the Microsoft team around their #lifeondemand white paper, tune in and see where the brave new world of work, life and stuff is headed.
Date posted: August 5, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I made an off-handed comment on the changing nature of the workplace and how we must evolve the way we work, not just the work we do so that work becomes appropriate to where and when it is best done.
The nature of our work is changing from an industrial revolution model of 9-5 to a project and task mentality. The need for weekends was religious and that no longer has the same attraction and increasingly the work many of us do is best done where and when it's appropriate rather than shoehorning it into a 9-5 Monday to Friday framework in a fixed and constant space.
Date posted: July 6, 2014
With today's students looking at a lifespan of 150 years, a work-span of 80 years and the reality of at least 6 careers and 14 jobs in this time, asking a child today what they want to be when they grow up is useless.
Today's kids will be and do so many things and many of those "things" have not yet even been dreamed of.
So how do we prepare and educate our kids today, for tomorrow's challenges?
This was the topic for my segment on Channel 9's Weekend Today show yesterday, as we pondered #Education205