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Megatrends

The Future, This Week 19 Jul 19: #DeepFakes, #DigitalHumans, #WillSmith

This week: deep fakes, digital humans and a young Will Smith in our Vivid Ideas Special.

Revisiting Uber, money and monkeys with Keith Chen

Behavioural economist Keith Chen investigates what will humans do for how much money.

The long and winding road to overnight success on the Billboard Chart

How a black rap artist TikTok’d his way to the top of the country music pops…

Why the ‘molecular scissors’ metaphor for understanding CRISPR is misleading

The idea of CRISPR as scissors ignores an entire ecosystem of moving parts that are crucial for understanding the awe-inspiring, crazy thing scientists are trying to do when they attempt gene editing.

The Future, This Week 14 Jun 19: #FlyingCars, #Mobility, #EVs

This week: Flying cars, China pushes electric vehicles, and the future of the automobile.

The Future, This Week 7 Jun 19: #DigitalMarketing, #Apple, #TheNorthFace

This week: Apple’s privacy push cuts out marketers, marketing to the algorithm and robot furniture

The Future This Week 31 May 19: #MonaLisa, #Platforms, #Competition

This week: Mona Lisa’s fake smile, more Digital Humans, and missing platform competition.

How close is Sydney to the vision of creating three 30-minute cities?

The Greater Sydney Commission has proposed a 40-year vision of a metropolitan region formed of three “cities”: the Eastern “Harbour” City, the Central “River” City, and the Western “Parkland” City.

The Future, This Week 17 May 19: #GOT gets real

This week: real-life implications of Game of Thrones.

Should Facebook be broken up?

One of Facebook’s founders says the company is too big and powerful. Kai Riemer speaks with Kia Handley on ABC Radio Newcastle.


The Future, This Week 19 Jul 19: #DeepFakes, #DigitalHumans, #WillSmith

This week: deep fakes, digital humans and a young Will Smith in our Vivid Ideas Special.

Revisiting Uber, money and monkeys with Keith Chen

Behavioural economist Keith Chen investigates what will humans do for how much money.

The Future, This Week 14 Jun 19: #FlyingCars, #Mobility, #EVs

This week: Flying cars, China pushes electric vehicles, and the future of the automobile.

The Future, This Week 7 Jun 19: #DigitalMarketing, #Apple, #TheNorthFace

This week: Apple’s privacy push cuts out marketers, marketing to the algorithm and robot furniture

The Future This Week 31 May 19: #MonaLisa, #Platforms, #Competition

This week: Mona Lisa’s fake smile, more Digital Humans, and missing platform competition.

The Future, This Week 17 May 19: #GOT gets real

This week: real-life implications of Game of Thrones.

The Future, This Week 3 May 19: #OldTownRoad and #Microbiome disruption

This week: wonderful country-trap, weird bacteria innovation, and Elon’s leaf-blower.

The Future, This Week 10 May 19: #biodiversity, swearing robot

This week: a million species disappear: what that means, what we can do, and a swearing robot.

The Future, This Week 19 Apr 19: #996, #futureofwork, #GOT

This week: #996 working long hours, predicting work and who dies on Game of Thrones.

The Future, This Week 12 Apr 19: #TechLash

This week: the #TechLash bandwagon: companies, people and governments


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

Discover 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.