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Physical Technology – Drones

OPINION: DRONES have been around for a few years now and started out mostly as children’s toys in the form of helicopters. As battery technology....

Physical Technology – Batteries

OPINION: WITHOUT power today’s technology doesn’t work. So much of the possibility of the future is wrapped up in battery technology – smaller....

Physical Technology – Phones

OPINION: TELEPHONES have come a long way since the days of Alexander Graham Bell. What we hold in our hands now seems almost unimaginable, even to....

The Pace of Technological Change

OPINION: THE pace of technological change is exponential. Understanding what exponential means is not easy because the numbers get so large so....

Immigration

OPINION: AUSTRALIA is lucky (always has been) in that we have 3.7 billion people living to our north. Australia needs just another eight million....

An Ageing Population

OPINION: IN the not too distant future, approximately 35% of the world’s population will be over 65 years of age. This is extraordinary for a number....

The Problem of Global Debt

OPINION: A TRILLION has twelve zero’s. If we were to count a trillion seconds it would take us back 31,700 years. By any measure it is a large number....

Crazy rich Asian real estate

OPINION: AS the movie adaption of Crazy Rich Asians storms Hollywood, all eyes are on the displays of opulence from the characters – and high-end....

A Challenging Climate

OPINION: MOST people discussing climate change usually mention two degrees temperature change. When the earth was last four degrees cooler, there was....

The Coming Arbitrage of Place

OPINION: THE above is what the world really looks like now – completely connected. You will not find this in any atlas. Over 300 years ago, the world....

The Eight Factors of Place

OPINION: IN a survey conducted by Richard Florida in his book “The Creative Class” he found eight factors of place: Thick labour markets: a large....

The End of Megacities?

OPINION: PRIOR to the industrial revolution, cities were generally awful places, dangerous and full of disease. With industrialisation came....

Quality of Place

OPINION: UP until now, two great choices have determined our prospects in life. The first is what to do. For most of human existence this was pretty....