Take an app and see me in the morning

halth_&_wellness_chronologyIn anticipation of delivering a keynote on the Future of the Health and Wellness Industry to a large Pharmacy Association on the weekend, I sent out this media release and was inundated with interview requests, giving 11 interviews around Australia in 36 hours.

How technology will revolutionise the health industry.

Paradigm shift from Healthcare to Personal Wellness

Australian futurist, Morris Miselowski, one of the world’s leading business visionaries, believes the key to better health care could already be in your pocket, with doctors soon set to prescribe iPhone apps, instead of pills.

Health and wellness applications on smartphones are already big news, and are dramatically changing the way we manage our personal health and everyday wellness.

However, Morris predicts we are approaching a ‘perfect storm’ when health apps truly reach the mainstream, fueled by an ageing population demanding assisted technologies, a continued downward pressure on government health budgets, as well as a growing phenomenon of more patients accessing online diagnostics.

While many of us are already familiar with ‘health’ apps, available on iTunes, we will see a growing trend towards doctors actively “prescribing” apps, typically under direct supervision, to monitor and motivate more complex health issues.

Morris Miselowski says: “Technology in the healthcare environment is without doubt revolutionising the way the system works and creating extraordinary efficiencies as well as challenges. It is a trend that will help offset some of the financial burden from government to the individual. The more we can motivate our population to invest in preventative health measures, the better it is for all of us”.

and here’s just some of the many interviews this release generated, take a listen to some of them to see how ready and willing we are for this evolution and how it will change everything we know about the way medicine, health and wellness is provided.

Tim @ 2WEB:

Tony Tilli @ SCA WA

Babs @ ABC Perth

Radio Australia


Watch out, here comes a falling #drone

170-drone-ss_157279382A drone hitting an athlete in Perth the other week was the starting point of my regular on-air conversation with James Lush of ABC Perth Radio’s Saturday Breakfast Show, before we went to chat about all things Future and their implications on tomorrow’s world.

The discussion soon turned to trying to predict technology and its impact on society so that we can begin to frame laws and social moray’s around what’s ahead and answer complex questions like: “is it OK for a stranger to use a wearable device such as Google Glass to take a picture of a child in a crowd” probably not, but “is it OK for Police to use the same technology to find and recognise the person trying to illicitly take the picture of the child? most probably yes.

As always a thought provoking segment exploring not only future technology, but its possible social, legal and ethical ramifications and issues, have a listen now and then let me know your thoughts.

A look into the future….

Bionym_NymiWristbands that use your heartbeat to unlock your wallet, car and home; artificial limbs restoring sense of touch; injected bandages that can stop bleeding within 15 seconds, 3D printed homes and wireleslly charged busses make their way on to Britain’s roads, were just some of the top tech and innovation stories David Dowsett of ABC Local radio Wide Bay and I chatted about in this weeks regular segment.electric-bus-charge-conductix-wampfler

Have a listen to the segment now and click on any of the links above to be transported over to Eye Spy for the full article. For a regular serve of what’s new and trending in tech and innovation – and join me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to find out about the future as soon as I do.

Top Gun

me_and_wayneWow what a great webcast this morning and as always Wayne pulls a great crowd of the most exciting and entrepreneurial marketing and sales professionals on the planet.

We looked at the Future of a tonne of stuff, all from a Sales and Marketing lens, including, what innovation is, the getting of wisdom, the internet of things, wearable computers, 3D printing and generally how to embed an innovation culture into your Sales and Marketing trEYEbe.

If you missed our webcast this morning, here a couple of options of how to catch up.

The first is to take a wander through my slide deck, minus the commentary, click the Start Prezi arrow key in the middle of the box below, give it a minute to load up and you’re good to click away:

and the second, is to sit back and watch the broadcast now:

Click here to read my 2014 horEYEzon trend predictions

I also made 2 special offers to the Top Gun crew to keep innovating with me:

Offer 1: Eye to Eye
2 x 45 minute coaching sessions

  • one on one sessions with Morris Miselowski
  • discover how future proof your business and industry is
  • look at what innovation means to you
  • explore alternate business models and revenue streams
  • overview ideation matrix

$495.00 plus GST for 1 x 90 minute, or 2 x 45 minute web session(s)

to book or inquire for a Eye to Eye session please use the form at the bottom of this post

Offer 2: KalEYEdoscope
6 or 12 months web based innovation and foresight monthly sessions

  • 6 or 12 months of 1 on 1 monthly innovation web sessions with Morris Miselowski
  • in between session 24 hour turnaround contact emails and phone
  • Eye on the Future continual industry and business horizon scanning and notification
  • develop an innovation and foresight culture
  • develop systemic innovation and foresight thinking and processes
  • hindsEYEt – consolidate your business, sales and marketing foundations
  • nearsEYEt – squeeze the most out of everything you already do and have
  • foresEYEt – search for and implement over the horizon new business innovations
  • 15% discount on all additional Eye on the Future services and workshops

$795.00 per month for 12 month program (plus GST), or  $895.00 per month for 6 month program (plus GST)

to book or inquire about an Eye to Eye 90 minute session or KalEYEdoscope 6 or 12 month program please complete and send the following form or contact us on 613 9525 8600:

The future of workplace drug testing

drug testingThis morning’s newspapers carried another story about workplace drug testing and the invasion of privacy some workers feel from it, this led to a whole lot of talk-back on Geoff Hutchinsons Breakfast program on ABC Local Perth radio, which led to a call to me to discuss the future of workplaces and drug testing.

Well that’s the history, but the future goes likes this.

We are on the precipice of wearable computers and internet of things, the first gives us super powers to monitor vital signs and health and well being in real time and in if programmed could also monitor or assess our drug and alcohol readings. The latter gives every inanimate object an IP address and makes it searchable.

When you put the two of these together you end up with a real time monitoring regime that uses leading indicators (future predictors) rather than lagging indicators (historical testing of past usage and ingestion)  and marries it up with a knowledge of the equipment about to be used, to provide a more accurate real time assessment of a person actual ability to undertake the task at hand.

We also chatted about the workplace of tomorrow, whether drug and alcohol testing will be relevant in a decades time and whether we will still want to go to work in the 2020’s.

Great conversation, so have a listen now and then let me know your thought on the workplace and drug and alcohol testing in the future


Unlearn the Future – Morris Live at TEDx Melbourne

To have the TEDx stage for 18 minutes is a privilege and an honor. To use this global platform to tell the story of my family’s past, to introduce my ancestors who have not been spoken of or seen in over 70 years to a worldwide audience that they could never have imagined and to combine all of this with my love of the infinite possibilities of the future and what we must each do to allow these opportunities into our lives is a gift that I will cherish forever – thank you!!

I would love you to watch it, like it and leave a comment to let me know what you see ahead and what excess baggage you’re leaving behind to make room for the future and an enormous thank you to the 1,000+ people that watched it within the first 24 hours of it being put up on YouTube.