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Myspace and consumerism on The Future, This Week

This week: preserving our digital heritage, and the national identity crisis caused by consumerism.

Our fake future

There is fake news, fake videos (deepfakes) and even cheap fakes.

Size matters and what the tech on The Future, This Week

This week: size matters when there’s scarce abundance, and what the tech?

The influencer strikes back

Social media has offered a new weapon to brands, the influencer.

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 7 Jun 19: #DigitalMarketing, #Apple, #TheNorthFace

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

Future Fintech: Who will the odds favour?

“From a customer point of view consolidation is not actually such a bad thing.”

The future of you

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

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.

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 14 Sep 18: monopoly platforms, sci-fi, and fishy fashion

This week: platform monopoly, tech between science and fiction, and skinning fish for fashion.

CEO Insights: Technology against poverty with 40K’s Clary Castrission

Clary Castrission, the founder and CEO of 40K, shares his thoughts on technology, poverty, and inequality around the future of business.

Feeling lonely

Employee loneliness hurts companies.

We need to talk about AI

If we are to ensure new technologies benefit human functioning and wellbeing we must move beyond the current focus on apocalyptic messages.

CEO Insights: Andrew Baxter on marketing and robotics

How is marketing being transformed by machine learning and robotics and what does this mean for the consumer?

It’s a Musk – are we living in an alien’s computer game?

Elon Musk reckons it’s probable that humans are just characters in someone’s computer game.

What businesses can learn from sports about using algorithms

There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.

The Future, This Week 20 October 2017

This week: why exponential growth is big, remember eBay? and is Uber changing cities.

The motor car: love in a digital age

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault–Nissan Alliance and one of the world’s most influential business leaders, predicts what we can expect from the future of the automotive industry.

How China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft by 2030

China is more than capable of reaching its goal of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research, not just follow existing technology.

Capturing China’s middle class potential

The emergence of China’s middle class is one of the greatest economic stories of the 21st century and a game changer for the global markets.

Hype and cash are muddying public understanding of quantum computing

Quantum computing is being described as “just around the corner”. Is it?

The Future, This Week 07 July 2017

This week: we revisit the business of sports on the back of some recent news about cricket.

To make your company agile, get rid of the acronym ‘VUCA’

There is no better way to respond to an overused four-letter acronym than to create your own, as Kai Riemer did at the first BOSS Emerging Leaders networking event for 2017.

The agile working style started in tech but it could work for banks

The agile working style was originally designed by tech companies for efficiency in software development but now one of Australia’s big four banks wants to implement this.

Mapping the money (part 3): Structural barriers to raising capital for early-stage purpose-driven businesses

In the final part of this three-part series, Tumml’s May Samali provides a window into two structural barriers that constrain purpose-driven entrepreneurs during capital raising.

Mapping the money (part 2): Fundraising challenges faced by early-stage purpose-driven businesses

In this second blog of a three-part series, Tumml’s May Samali delves into the fundraising challenges faced by purpose-driven entrepreneurs in their earliest stages of development.

Mapping the money (part 1): The capital landscape for early-stage purpose-driven businesses

May Samali, Director at Tumml and University of Sydney Alumni, provides an in-depth look at how early-stage purpose-driven businesses are raising capital, and highlights the “pioneer gap” they face in their startup phase.

Partnering with the pacific

Partnering with the Pacific Information and communications technology is having a huge impact on business in the Pacific Islands, offering considerable opportunities for collaboration with Australia.


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