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Megatrends

The Future, This Week 22 Mar 19: More #BreakUpBigTech

This week: the five conversations at the heart of #BreakUpBigTech

The Future, This Week 15 Mar 19: #BreakUpBigTech

This week: big tech breakup, Amazon power and a Facebook rethink.

The future of you

Your future is not yet written. Here’s some ideas currently being tested that aim to put people at the centre of discussions about a better AI future.

Giving the world a better face

What happens when technology has a human face? In the future digital assistants will not just be disembodied voices: soon we will be gazing into an emotionally rich, apparently human, 3D digital face.

The Future, This Week 1 Mar 19: data is not oil, dangerous AI, and robo-monk

This week: why data is not like oil, dangerous AI, and a robot that gives sermons.

The Future, This Week 22 Feb 19: predictions, predictions and more predictions

This week: looking ahead, looking back and looking to see what looking means.

Misbehaving with Dan Ariely

Leading behavioural economist Professor Dan Ariely shares his insights into US politics, how we think about inequality, his desire to become a waiter – plus his advice on how to split the bill.

Changing nature of the campus

Associate Professor Eric Knight, the University of Sydney’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (research enterprise and engagement), explains why disruptive business education models are originating from academics sensing opportunities beyond the classroom.

Coming soon: The Future, This Week Season 5

Season 5 of The Future, This Week – stay tuned.


The Future, This Week 22 Mar 19: More #BreakUpBigTech

This week: the five conversations at the heart of #BreakUpBigTech

The Future, This Week 15 Mar 19: #BreakUpBigTech

This week: big tech breakup, Amazon power and a Facebook rethink.

The Future, This Week 1 Mar 19: data is not oil, dangerous AI, and robo-monk

This week: why data is not like oil, dangerous AI, and a robot that gives sermons.

The Future, This Week 22 Feb 19: predictions, predictions and more predictions

This week: looking ahead, looking back and looking to see what looking means.

Misbehaving with Dan Ariely

Leading behavioural economist Professor Dan Ariely shares his insights into US politics, how we think about inequality, his desire to become a waiter – plus his advice on how to split the bill.

Coming soon: The Future, This Week Season 5

Season 5 of The Future, This Week – stay tuned.

The Future, This Week 21 Dec 2018: coffee, chickens, and fake food

This week: a food Christmas special with coffee, chickens and a fake food future.

The Future, This Week 14 Dec 18: fake restaurants, fake news, and monsters

This week from San Francisco: a fake special with restaurants, reviews and monsters.

Our must-listen podcasts from 2018

To celebrate the milestone of producing our 100th podcast and the closing of a successful year, here is a collection of our favourite podcast interviews from 2018.


Giving the world a better face

What happens when technology has a human face? In the future digital assistants will not just be disembodied voices: soon we will be gazing into an emotionally rich, apparently human, 3D digital face.

Megatrends – Resource security

The resource security megatrend captures the increasing pressure on environmental resources, including food, water, energy, mineral resources.

Megatrends – Economic power shift

The economic power shift megatrend captures first and foremost the rise of the new centres of economic activity in developing world.

Megatrends – Empowering individuals

We are witnessing the rise of the individual like never before. Tremendous technological advances, ubiquitous connectivity, improvements in access to education and health are empowering individuals across the world.

Megatrends – Rapid urbanisation

The future is one of cities. Today more than half the world’s population lives in cities and 85 percent of the global GDP is generated in cities, with the biggest 250 cities accounting for 57 percent of global GDP.

Megatrends – Evolving communities

Rapid and profound demographic and change is leading to evolving communities with different business, social and individual challenges.

Megatrends – Impactful technology

Technological change driven by the acceleration, distribution and application of computing power across industry via the internet, cloud and individual mobile platforms has been called “the second machine age” and “the fourth industrial revolution”.

Megatrends – Introduction

Our focus is grounded in the global megatrends whose influence will have an enormous impact over the world we live in and a tremendous influence on the future of business.