Canberra Approves Drone Deliveries

Date posted: April 10, 2019

Alphabet-owned drone firm Wing secures approval from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to begin UAV deliveries in Canberra; CASA says the service will initially be available to ~100 homes in the region before expanding to other areas; Wing has been testing the service locally for the last 18 months.

Are you a closet Flexitarian?

Date posted: April 9, 2019

Yesterday’s’ co-ordinated vegan rights protest, blocking off Melbourne streets and causing chaos at various farms and abattoirs around Australia, may well become a defining moment in our future food landscape.

Over a decade ago, when I first worked with Farmers and Horticulture groups, I suggested there was the beginning of a consumer-led desire to reconnect to the land and its produce and an increasing questioning of where our foods were grown and how.

We spo
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Start Fast and Slowly Go Faster

Date posted: January 11, 2019

Start Fast and Slowly Go Faster

Recently I took a group of 22 business women and men on a 7 day escorted innovation safari / trade mission deep into the heart of Israel's Silicon Valley to discover, explore and find bleeding edge technologies and the people inventing them.

We explored the areas of AI, IoT, Health, Social Entrepreneurship, Blockchain, Mobility, Cybersecurity, FinTech and more and found technology that untangles traffic in real time, truly portable blood testing devices, the potential for invitro fe
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Day 5 of A Futurist’s Silicon Valley Israel Safari

Date posted: November 22, 2018

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Day 4 of A Futurist’s Silicon Valley Israel Safari

Date posted: November 21, 2018

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Day 3 of A Futurist’s Journey through Silicon Valley Israel

Date posted: November 20, 2018

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{Podcast} Innovation Safari The Webinar – July 2018

Date posted: August 13, 2018

Flying trains, the changing transport / mobility landscape, the death of Asimov - Honda's long serving and loyal humanoid robot, free wills and trusts, BMW's new mobility app, Apple's self driving car push, Mercedes self driving taxi's, flying trains, micromobility, the global anti ageing market and the demise of religion are just some of the stories I covered in this months webinar. On the last Friday of each month I host a FREE online webinar exploring the last 30 days of hot tech and innovation news looking for clues of what's ahead and how business and society is evolving. As always there are thick lashi
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{Podcast} Innovation Safari June

Date posted: July 2, 2018

A month is a long time in tech and innovation land, which is why on the last Friday of each month, we stop and get together online for a 1/2 hour, to replay the highlights and ponder what it means for the road ahead. Some of the stories I covered in this months webinar included: // artificially intelligent everything including movies, assistants and calendars // Apple's "Future " announcement // future housing // Warren Buffett's next big investment / Robot Chefs // Alphabet and Google's internet first housing development dreams // Chrysler and Mercedes Benz see a new future for themselves // How "rich will you need to be in the future? // What skills will future Managers need? // Flying Cars // Scooters // Why Amazon doesn't believe AI exists // Smellaphones // Here's what we chatted about: [embed]https://ww
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Flying Cars / ABC Illawarra

Date posted: June 14, 2018

Uber Air made a splash today announcing that they are currently investigating either Sydney or Melbourne as a possible third international site for a trial of their new Uber Air taxi service. Over the past few weeks we've seen a few of these announcements from various potential players and there seems to be a growing interest from passengers as well as governments and investors. This afternoon I caught up with Illawarra's ABC Radio's Lindsay McDougall to chat about all things flying cars including these:     Uber Air [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuWOUEFB_IQ[/embed] E Hang [embed]https://www.yo
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Innovation Safari – The Webinar – May 2018

Date posted: May 28, 2018

On the last Friday morning of each month I gather together the best tech, innovation, invention, rumour, mumbling, memes and stories of the previous 30 days and squeeze them into a 30 minutes webinar focusing on what's next and after next and dolloping each with a lavish helping of why I think the stories important / not important; what its likely and unlikely consequences may be on humans, society and business; when it might hit (if at all) and what (if anything) you can do about / with it right now and then present it live online, to an ever-growing band of loyal global followers.


Some of the stuff I covered in May 2018's webinar included: / artificially intelligent Tupperware // why privacy doesn’t matter // google everything // voice first computing // WeGrow education raises $11.5 million // OpenClassroom r
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