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Re-imagining Sydney with 3 CBDs: how far off is a Parramatta CBD?

The Greater Sydney metropolis is envisaged as having three CBDs by mid-century, but an assessment of the proposed Central City around Parramatta shows how much work is needed to make that a reality.

Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That’s bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.

The Future, This Week 5 Oct 18: self-automation, minimum wage, and lettuce

This week: programming for obsolescence, raising minimums, and lettuce-loving robots.

For the sake of our retirement savings, it’s time to reform the investment management boys’ club

Women in investment management face sexist treatment and no accommodation of parenting responsibilities. That’s bad news for a sector critical to all Australians’ economic security.

Mind the fake news

In this podcast, we talk with Professor Alan Dennis about the fake news phenomenon.

What’s in a museum?

Virtual museums: indestructible, shareable, the way of the future. Why not?

The Future, This Week 21 Sep 18: privacy, measurements, and ad poetry

This week: selling privacy, for good measure, and automated advertising poetry.

The ‘sleeping beauties’ of science

Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.


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