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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 News

The next next Real World Conversation will be on the theme, Connected Cities, Connected People. The event will be held on Wednesday 30 August 2017 in Room Three Sixty, QUT Gardens Point campus.

Event Resources

Unlocking The Human Genome, Tuesday 18 July 2017 - Watch video

  • Professor Matt Brown - View presentation slides here
  • Professor Lyn Griffiths - View presentation slides here
  • Mr Tom Berkovits - View presentation slides here
  • Dr Aideen McInerney-Leo - View presentation slides here

    Dining Disrupted, Monday 29 August 2016 - Watch video

  • Professor Sagadevan Mundree - View presentation slides here
  • Professor Roger Hellens - View presentation slides here
  • Ros Harvey - View presentation slides here

    Patient, Heal Thyself, Wednesday 13 July 2016 - Watch Video

  • Dr Shaun Larkin - View presentation slides here
  • Dr Steve Hambleton - View presentation slides here

    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

    Digital Disruption


    DIGITAL disruption is the business buzzword of this decade as whole careers, businesses and industries have been upended by technological shifts.

    Using tweets to decrypt the personality of Donald Trump and other powerful people


    Very successful entrepreneurs and CEO’s are often regarded as superstars in modern society because they generate jobs, introduce groundbreaking innovations, and thus change the world.

    QUT to use drones to find and protect koalas


    QUT will deploy drones in a high-tech effort to find and protect koalas in South East Queensland, with the State Government today announcing a funding boost for koala conservation. 

    Unlocking The Human Genome


    THE rapid growth in understanding the human genome and the characteristics behind many diseases was the focus of the Real World Conversation, Unlocking The Human Genome on July 18.

    Commercialisation deal for home-grown cancer saliva test


    QUT’s commercialisation arm, bluebox, has signed an agreement with multinational healthcare company MDxHealth to evaluate and develop a saliva-based test for the early detection of oral cancer.

    Content sourced from QUT News Web Service.

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