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The connected society is already changing the way we work and relate to each other. The latest mobile devices put what we once would have called a supercomputer in every pocket or handbag. As these devices continue to evolve it will further change every aspect of how we consume and relate to each other. In tandem with other discoveries, innovation will offer greater insight into our physical and mental condition. We will live for longer but this will be accompanied by further challenges as society adapts to an aging population. It doesn’t end there; the power of networks will expand, for instance, into how energy is created, stored and used. Many other businesses will need to disrupt or struggle to stay alive. The deep social, economic and political consequences are already starting to be felt and will only increase.

Event Resources

Real World Futures 2017 Conference | Disruptive Influences - And What To Do With Them. Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Disruptive Influences _ And What To Do With Them - Watch video

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Connections, Wednesday 16 March 2016 Watch Video

  • Rod Mewing - Your Service, Their Way...changing the way you connect with your customers
  • Steele Tallon - Pleased To Tweet You, Don't Forget My Game

    Future Driving, Friday 4 September 2015 - Watch video
  • Volker Richter - Future Driving- The Automotive Industry in Transition
  • Dr Graham Fraine - "Future-Now":Transport's Carpe Diem Moment
  • Professor Andry Rakotonirainy - Future of cars: a human factor and safety perspective
  • Paul Turner - If they have no drivers are they really cars?

    Future Living News

    The future is coming - but when?


    Only one in eight human resources professionals surveyed by their member organisation sees threats to the future workplace in the next decade.

    World turns its mind to work


    ONE of the world’s leading economic agencies, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has weighed into the future of work discussion with position papers on both work and the changes needed in the education system.

    Working with US tech to turn sugarcane bagasse into biofuel


    QUT is testing a novel technology developed by US company Mercurius Biorefining to convert biomass into jet and diesel fuels.

    Vehicle trial to boost road safety


    Queensland Government is partnering with iMOVE CRC to deliver Australia’s largest on-road cooperative vehicle trial to boost safety on Australian roads.

    Big bang to kickstart innovation


    Innovation, the word key to Australia’s future but death to its politicians, needs a “big bang” approach if it is to seize the public imagination, a new federal government report find.

    Content sourced from QUT News Web Service.

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