Futurists.World

Mike Hill

Today, we are regularly reminded by how divided the world is. However, the future is not set, we can change our course, but only if we’re inspired to do so. Futurists World is an original series exploring different profiles of the future through interviews with leading scientists, innovators, futurists and thought-leaders around various themes including the future of climate change, democracy, education, artificial intelligence, society, health, technology and happiness. Join host Mike Hill as he explores the possible future that awaits us all.

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If you're anything like us, you've probably been wondering what the future of travel will look like in a COVID-normal world. With the expected pillars of modern travel, like open borders and free movement, now a distant memory, is the urge to leave our home countries dimming? And what about once the pandemic has passed? Can we one day expect to fly from Melbourne to London within a few hours? Will space tourism reshape the aviation industry? And then there’s climate change – where does that fit in to the future of travel? In late 2020, Mike (desperate for a tropical holiday) joined a Zoom call with retuning guest Dr Rob Grenfell and global futurist Rohit Talwar to unpack where we can expect to go (if anywhere at all). Rob is the Director of Health and Bisosecurity at the CSIRO and has talked to the future of health with Mike and the Futurists World team for a previous episode. Rohit is an award-winning thought leader, author and founder of Fast Future, a research and insights business that specialises in the fields of futures and foresight.Rob and Rohit are uniquely placed to talk to this evolving topic and they bring genuine insight to the discussion. So, amidst all the turbulence, can we ever hope for blue sky travel again?While Rob and Rohit each predict that travel and tourism will boom once more, they agree it will look different – both in the short term and long term.  It's time to fasten your seatbelts and get ready to learn all about the future of travel. https://futurists.worldPlease subscribe to the Futurists.World YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqK50xsZBwnm_QT1Q7_wLMgLike Futurists.World on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FuturistsWorld/Follow @futuristsworld on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/futuristsworld/Follow @futuristsWorld on Twitter https://twitter.com/FuturistsWorld

Mar 4

56 min 30 sec

Mike speaks to Yul Anderson and Vanessa Mason about the future of diversity. Yul Anderson is an associate professor at the World Academy of Art and Science, a global network of more than 700 individual fellows from more than 80 countries. He is also the president and founder of the African Ameriacan Future Society and hosted the Future of Black America conference at UNESCO’s Futures Literacy Lab in November 2020. Vanessa Mason is a research director at the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit organisation that helps individuals, organisations and communities think holistically about the future. She is also the founder of Future of Belonging, which explores how we can use technology to fulfil our basic human need to be accepted for who we are. So what does diversity and inclusion really mean? What should it look like and where will it be in the future? ‘History tells us that civil rights are not distributed evenly, that certain groups in our global population have been fighting to be seen and heard since the dawn of time. But a movement is growing to overthrow the status quo and diversify the people in power. So how do we grab hold of it? This is a complex, timely and important conversation where Yul and Vanessa chat to Mike about shaping a new normal, progressing the inclusion agenda and going further than ticking the compliance checkbox. https://futurists.worldPlease subscribe to the Futurists.World YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqK50xsZBwnm_QT1Q7_wLMgLike Futurists.World on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FuturistsWorld/Follow @futuristsworld on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/futuristsworld/Follow @futuristsWorld on Twitter https://twitter.com/FuturistsWorld

Mar 1

41 min 12 sec

In the wake of the pandemic cinemas closed their doors, film sets shut down and stadiums turned off their lights. As the reality of this uncomfortable, COVID-present world sinks in, we’ve been wondering:  is the future of entertainment in jeopardy or are we are on the edge of a new beginning? During December 2020, Mike joined a Zoom call with two entertainment industry dynamos to discuss where the sector is headed this year and beyond. Daniel de Salt’anna Martins (who we’re referring to as ‘DM’ in this episode) is a ludocentric game designer based in Rio de Janeiro, while Daniel Trujillo is a virtual reality expert from Las Vegas. The pair chatted to Mike (who is himself a filmmaker) about how the pandemic has driven the integration of next generation technologies, and together they unpack where the future of entertainment is really going.  Just as other industries are finding innovative means to continue operations in and around coronavirus lockdowns, the entertainment industry is absolutely taking a new shape. Virtual reality and volumetric videos sound a bit otherworldly to many of us now, but Daniel says that soon they’ll simply roll off our tongues, In fact, he even thinks that augmented reality is becoming so advanced that we will be able to host ‘live’ concerts in our homes one day. And DM predicts that gaming and other digital platforms will also continue to accelerate, eventually engaging all five of our human senses. Sounds like computer simulation will soon be near impossible to distinguish from reality. To make sure you’re ready for the future of entertainment, watch this episode now. https://futurists.worldPlease subscribe to the Futurists.World YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqK50xsZBwnm_QT1Q7_wLMgLike Futurists.World on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FuturistsWorld/Follow @futuristsworld on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/futuristsworld/Follow @futuristsWorld on Twitter https://twitter.com/FuturistsWorld

Feb 25

34 min 10 sec

Is the world becoming more democratised or less? Is modern monetary theory fact or fiction? Is equality something we should be striving for at all? We’re back with a brand new episode of Futurists World and this time we’re tackling one of the biggest topics – the future of humanity. In this fascinating conversation, Mike chats with returning guest Katherine Boiciuc, or KB, in Melbourne, Australia, and new recruit Zoltan Istvan, a Californian-based thought leader. KB is a keynote speaker with extensive experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. She is a leadership guru who is passionate about the future of work. KB told Mike and Zoltan that a person’s role in the workplace of the future is absolutely being challenged by technology. She explained that the workforce of 2025 will be ‘hybrid’ – but not in the way you might be thinking. While COVID-19 has taught us all how to confidently work remotely, teams of the future won’t just need to overcome the tyranny of distance, they’ll need to navigate how humans, AI impersonators and robots can best interact. The combination sounds messy, complex and a little scary – but according to Zoltan, the future of humanity actually means blending humans with technology, and not simply working alongside each other. As a Transhumanist, Zoltan believes technology will actually change what it means to be human. He says radical science is upgrading the human experience entirely, from virtual reality to brain implants. In fact, he already has a chip in his hand that opens his front door for him. In the future, Zoltan confirms that we can expect our iPhones to be connected to our brains (not just our hands) and Google maps to exist in our heads. So it sounds like we will be more optimised ….and continually monitored. Are we doomed? According to KB, not at all. As a global optimist, she believes we can create a positive future for ourselves – one decision, one meeting, one conversation at a time. And this conversation between Mike, Zoltan and KB sounds like a good place to start. https://futurists.worldPlease subscribe to the Futurists.World YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqK50xsZBwnm_QT1Q7_wLMgLike Futurists.World on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FuturistsWorld/Follow @futuristsworld on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/futuristsworld/Follow @futuristsWorld on Twitter https://twitter.com/FuturistsWorld

Feb 22

36 min 2 sec

There’s no doubt that the internet has expanded the advertiser’s tool kit. New platforms and targeting capabilities are popping up all the time. And we know you’ve asked yourself more than once if Facebook is listening to your conversations  … or mining your mind. In short, ads are everywhere. But what’s next? It’s difficult to make a prediction about the future of advertising when technologies are changing so quickly, so Mike recruited one of the best in the business to help him reckon with it. Scott Nowell is a founding partner and Chief Creative Officer of leading Australian creative agency The Monkeys. Scott has helped some of the biggest brands thrive in a crowded landscape, including Telstra, Ubank, IGA and Blackmores. He has also created award-winning campaigns for Meat and Livestock Australia and is passionate about using advertising to build a more inclusive society. According to Scott, trust is the biggest thing a brand must project through advertising. It’s no longer possible for ad agencies to craft a fleeting identity for a brand.He says that the truth will always win when it comes to building trust – and making sales.Even if an ad features a hologram shark a la 'Back to the Future', if it doesn’t feel authentic for consumers, they’ll simply look away.Scott told Mike that while AR, VR and 3D will continue to transform how we receive advertising, its core purpose – to persuade – reminds in tact.What has shifted is the way consumers interpret brands. It’s no longer enough to simply sell – brands must stand for something too. In fact, Scott says that; “Brands have the ability, now more than ever before, to change society.” So advertising can shape the world we want? Well, maybe. What Scott knows for sure is this: if brands consider their purpose for putting something out there, they will they really be use advertising as a means to leave a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of consumers. Sold? Watch the full episode to hear more of Scott's insights. https://futurists.worldPlease subscribe to the Futurists.World YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqK50xsZBwnm_QT1Q7_wLMgLike Futurists.World on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FuturistsWorld/Follow @futuristsworld on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/futuristsworld/Follow @futuristsWorld on Twitter https://twitter.com/FuturistsWorld

Feb 17

19 min 6 sec

Have you ever questioned what makes a good leader? Or wondered if it’s something you’re cut out for?Our guest this week thinks leadership sits in the eye of the beholder.Katherine Boiciuc, also known as KB is an Associate Director at Maximus International, an innovative business consultancy, where she mentors industry giants. She is a global leader with extensive experience in the technology and telco industries.  KB has held senior and influential roles focused on global impact and world technology enablement. She is also a popular public speaker and is passionate about diversity, inclusion and the future of work. KB has always been attracted to the tools that help people connect. She grew up with parents that travelled extensively and says her family relied on technology to stay together.KB remembers waiting for AOL dial-up to chat with her parents and thinks this experience is what propelled her career, which started at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider.  KB’s time at Telstra charged her enthusiasm for futurism and 21st-century leadership.KB believes “multi-year planning and the linear nature of decision making is gone.”In this conversation, Mike and KB discuss the ways businesses are pivoting in response to COVID-19, decision fatigue and the three ingredients of courage.It’s a real whirlwind and we hope it helps you navigate this new world we’re all adapting to.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Aug 2020

41 min 28 sec

Do you ever wonder about your own mortality? Or maybe you give great thought to your own death. Is dying ‘well’ something that ever crosses your mind?If you’re nodding along to these questions, this episode is for you.But we live in a death defying society, so perhaps you don’t contemplate death at all.  Maybe you’re wondering if death will continue to be inevitable in the future….To unravel The Future of Dying, host Mike Hill spoke with Dr Mark Boughey, the Director of Palliative Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.Mark is an active participant in the worldwide movement to advance palliative care and implement new end-of-life pathways.‘If you want to feel valued and understood at the end of your life, you need to feel safe’Dr Mark BougheyWhile Mark deals in death every day, he is anything but morose and miserable. In fact, living in the shadow of mortality has actually enhanced his lived experiences, which is something Mike has become intrigued by since first meeting Mark almost 10 years ago.We think this episode on The Future of Dying brings a new and assuring angle to a usually dark topic.So, get ready to throw of your shackles – it’s time to ponder the big questions with Dr Mark Boughey.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Aug 2020

32 min 36 sec

The Future of Being Differently-Abled with Ashla Rani.  Have you ever wondered how a differently abled person experiences the world? Or how you might see yourself after an unthinkable accident? Ashla is one of the leading voices for disability-rights in her home country of India, in this interview she opens up about her recovery journey following the loss of the use of her legs in a train accident and how she is now on a mission to fight for inclusivity, equality and accessibility for those living differently-abled. Mike first met Ashla in Southern India several years ago. Ashla’s courage, good humour and activism have influenced many, including Mike and the entire Futurists World team. In fact, Mike considers Ashla one of the greatest inspirations of his life.In 2018 Mike helped Ashla travel to San Francisco where she shared the stage with world-renowned physician, Dr BJ Miller. This interview was filmed shortly after that event.Ashla brings a human face to this thought provoking and important conversation, which will stay with you long after it wraps. ‘Without people’s help, you cannot move forward.’Ashla RaniPlease share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Aug 2020

52 min 40 sec

What do we do about our ageing population? And growing body parts, what’s that about?Are we going to live forever?On this week’s episode Mike sits down with Dr Rob Grenfell, the Director of Health and Biosecurity at the CSIRO, Australia’s leading scientific research organisation. He's also a health activist and visionary and began his career as a country doctor.Mike and Rob have known each other for many years and in this eye-opening conversation, they discuss everything from wearable tech to human life expectancy and how AI is helping us create healthier habits. And this is the full interview, exclusive content you won't get on the video version.“We’re starting to take mental health management straight to you.”Dr Rob GrenfellRob’s insights, particularly around the risks of pandemics, turned out to be truly prophetic.In these current times, we need science more than ever to safeguard the future of our health. We know some of you will watch this episode from your homes while in lockdown due to COVID-19. We hope exploring the beautiful mind of Dr Rob Grenfell leaves you feeling a little less alone.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Aug 2020

57 min 23 sec

Should we be worried about surveillance technology? Is Big Brother really watching us?How will we define privacy in the future?These are the questions Californian-based author and futurist Jamais Cascio will have you contemplating.Mike met Jamais back in March 2018 (time flies) at the Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley, where Jamais works as a research fellow.Jamais was selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers, has written four books, including Hacking the Earth: Understanding the Consequences of Geoengineering, and has spoken on everything from emerging technologies to environmental dilemmas.His ideas for building a more resilient society have been published in the Atlantic Monthly, the Wall Street Journal and Metropolis among others.While Jamais predicts the future will get worse before it gets better, he is ultimately an optimist.So, what could the future of society look like? And how might we steer towards the futures we want?In this hopeful conversation, James and Mike discuss everything from the Y2K myth to inspiring comic books.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jul 2020

40 min

What does the Future of Artificial Intelligence look like?Narjis Hilale has 15 years of global expertise in strategy and insights. She’s is a global citizen having grown up in Morocco, Switzerland and Indonesia, studying in France and Canada, and working in Singapore, Morocco and France.Narjis is the author of the Women’s Essential’s Box for the Corporate World and an Adjunct Professor at the International University in Geneva.Mike was looking forward to sitting down with Narjis to gain a better understanding of the future of artificial intelligence.  “The future is humans and robots so let’s hold hands together and work together so that we can make sure it’s more of an equal world tomorrow.” Narjis HalileThat there could be a future where we’ve finally overcome gender inequality is reassuring. But are we plunging head-on into a future where those same struggles and will play out between humans and robots instead?Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jul 2020

31 min 39 sec

The Future of Time with Dr James Beacham.What is time?**There are some audio issues in this podcast.  Especially at 1:50 - 1:55 seconds.  James's audio is great, but unfortunately, some of Mike's is a little distorted.  We're very sorry for this tech glitch but hope you can still enjoy this fascinating interview.  You can listen to the edited YouTube version glitch free at the Futurists World channelParticle physicist, CERN investigator, and popular futurist, Dr James Beacham is a researcher on the Atlas Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland.Originally from the midwest USA, James believes that every curious human is secretly a particle physicist and very much enjoys talking about physics with non-specialists… like us!Mike first met James when he was in Melbourne, Australia to present at Pause Fest.  Then in a lucky turn of events, Mike’s travel plans collided with James again in his home in Geneva.Mike said that “visiting James at CERN was like a childhood dream come true.  I’d heard of this vast mega lab growing up and imagined the lair of some Jame Bond villain.  And you know what, it totally exceeded these expectations – except for good, not evil.  What a tribute to the ambition of humankind CERN is.  To receive a behind-the-scenes tour with James was unbelievable and unforgettable.  A memory I will cherish forever.  The type of moonshot thinking that James and his colleagues at CERN bring to the world is more important now than ever.”Needless to say, it was a great experience to get this extra time with James and to experience a guided tour of CERN.  Thanks James!If you’re not familiar with The European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN as it’s commonly known, and the LHC.  The LHC is a 27 kilometre supercooled, vacuum-sealed, ringed megastructure that runs underground, crossing the borders of Switzerland and France.  How cool is that! Well, according to James that stills way too small to test his really big ideas!Deep in his underground lair, James is looking for new phenomena and explanations for some of the key unsolved mysteries of the universe.He’s also a brilliant public speaker who, like Arthur C Clarke, challenges his audience to take a step past the limits of the possible, by going beyond them into the impossible.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jul 2020

56 min 41 sec

Legendary humanitarian, healer and thought-leader, Dr MR Rajagopal is arguably the most-decorated doctor in the world, including being a recipient of the Padma Shri, India’s third-highest civilian honour, and a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.“Dr Raj” is the subject of the recent award-winning, Amazon Prime feature documentary Hippocratic.As a young man, he was a gifted student and fell into medicine. His great love was for literature.His illustrious career began in anaesthesiology until a pivotal mid-career experience involving the suicide of one of his patients led him to discover palliative care.Since then Raj has become one of the most outspoken voices calling for fundamental changes in access to essential pain medicines, like morphine.  He is the founder of Pallium India, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to integrating palliative care into the healthcare system across India.He has led a rallying cry for modern medicine and the health care system to not only treat disease but also to focus on treating people, and the suffering they’re experiencing.Mike has known Dr Raj for a number of years and visited him in his home town of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, India multiple times as well as crossing paths in numerous countries over the years.  This time Mike was able to sit down with Dr Raj in Durban, South Africa.Healthcare may not be something you think about much except for when you need it or when you’re considering private health insurance. Do you have it? Do you want it? Can you get it or not?In this interview, you’ll get a whole new perspective on the issue.  When did healthcare become a ‘system’?  Are advancements in technology actually destroying lives?And be sure to subscribe on YouTube and sign up so you don’t miss any episodes in future.Thanks again for joining us- The Future is Out There!Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jul 2020

38 min 2 sec

If technology is bringing our physical and digital worlds closer together, how will this impact the way we interact with each other?So much ground to cover and Mike didn’t hold back with the questions for Dutch Futurist Thimon de Jong.Mike was interested in meeting Thimon as they both started their careers in similar fields.  Mike studied journalism and cut his teeth producing documentaries on youth culture.  Thimon also started in journalism. And as subculture enthusiast, it led him to the role of editor-in-chief of Reload, Hollands leading youth culture magazine.Thimon is now an expert in the strategic business impact of future human behaviour and societal change. He’s an internationally renowned keynote speaker and leadership trainer.How is technology changing our behaviour at dinner?Where will new jobs come from?Did anyone predict the rise and rise of the nail technician?What is design bias and what safeguards need to be put in place when it comes to AI?Mike was able to visit Thimon in his home town of Amsterdam before this horrible pandemic stopped anyone going anywhere!And be sure to subscribe on YouTube and sign up so you don’t miss any episodes in future.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jul 2020

43 min 53 sec

Can technology save our outdated education system?Can we pull ourselves out of the industrial era, cookie-cutter approach to education that inspired the Pink Floyd’s classic ‘Another brick in the wall”While considering the future of his own children’s education, Mike was very keen to sit down with Jack Delosa, the wildly successful entrepreneur, best selling author, and prolific thought-leader to find out what sort of education his children should be hoping for.As Jack is also the founder of The Entourage, Australia’s largest education hub for entrepreneurs, he is very tuned into the future of education.“Human beings love learning. We love it, we’re so naturally curious.” Jack DelosaEducation has got to be on the minds of many parents after the recent experience a lot of us have had with remote learning due to the pandemic lockdowns. The forced closure of schools has had a real impact on the use of technology for education at every level.  We’re now seeing many of the world’s leading Universities rushing to embrace online courses and changing and updating the ways they deliver the courses in order to keep their organisations viable.So, what could the future of education look like?In this interview, Jack Delosa reveals why the education system is failing our students, and how adaptive learning and AI has the power to disrupt this space and elevate human potential.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content. Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

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Jul 2020

29 min 5 sec

Dom Price is the Sydney-based work futurist at Atlassian, Australia’s leading software company. We’re not sure why the Matrix set is outside their office window.  Dom is originally from the UK but now calling Australia home. He’s a popular public speaker who’s passionate about the future of work and unleashing the power of teams.He thrives on innovation, shifting paradigms, diversity of thought and culture.“The only way to change effectively is to change for tomorrow.” Dom Price He’s also very tall! Or is Mike very short?  If you look at the interview with Thimon De Jong you might be starting to believe Mike is vertically challenged, but no, Dom is really tall! And so is Thimon, but that’s a different episode.So, what is the future of work? Goodbye 9-5, hello flexible working?Mike and Dom sat down to discuss how to challenge traditional norms around work, unlearning to learn, and how to build the best organisations of the future. Dom’s ideas and insights will defiantly leave you thinking about how to bring your workplace into the future.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jul 2020

42 min 40 sec

Is humanity getting happier as we progress through time?It’s hard to answer yes to that question if you’re watching the news! Dr Robert Puff is an amazing human and the world’s preeminent happiness expert.  He’s the mentor everyone needs.  An Internationally recognised clinical psychologist and happiness expert with a super-popular podcast called Happiness Podcast .“So we can have beautiful lives, but we have to be the ones that proactively make that happen. No one else.” Dr Robert PuffSo while Mike was in Southern California he took a direct detour from Disneyland, arguably the ‘Happiest place on Earth’, to sit down with Dr Puff and ask him the secrets behind living well in the modern world.Time is precious and with so many topics to unpack, Mike dove right in to ask,“Is humanity getting happier as we progress through time?”“What’s the best way to monitor and maintain our happiness?”And“What does the future of happiness look like?”We hope you enjoy this episode with Dr Robert Puff. Please leave us a review, it will help us to create more content like this. Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jun 2020

27 min 54 sec

Humanitarianism, Humanitarianism, Humanitarianism,I dare you to say it out loud three times… Jokes aside, meeting Aarathi Krishnan to discuss the future of humanitarianism in Geneva was both inspirational and thought-provoking.Aarathi heritage is a fusion from Sir Lanka, Australia and India, now Geneva-based thought-leader focussed on the reimagining of social change. She’s the Humanitarian Futures and Strategic Foresight Advisor at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. So she’s absolutely the right person to speak on this topic.In this interview Mike asked “What is humanitarianism?” and “how does the future of humanitarianism look?”Til next time, the future is out there.And don't be shy, let us know what you think.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jun 2020

38 min 33 sec

Have you ever thought about how to calculate the future of wealth?And how does wealth relate to equality?These are big questions and Mike turned happily to Shivani Gopal to find the answers.  Shivani Gopal has quickly become recognised as a feminist thought leader for women, helping them navigate their careers, businesses and financial success.  Shivani is an Indian-Australian,  and the CEO and Co-Founder of The Remarkable Woman, a community dedicated to empowering women and promoting gender equality. Gender equality it turns out may be 202 years away!Shivani's on a mission to reduce that turn around time dramatically to see it happen by 2050.  Which still sounds like kind of a long time to us, but perhaps that’s fast in the scheme of things.So what is wealth? Is it about money, about opportunity or knowledge?  Where does equity fit in and how do we speed it along?Mike asked Shivani these questions and plenty more.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jun 2020

33 min 42 sec

Will technology bring about the end of capitalism?  And do you consider the intelligence of a machine to be similar to that of a human?Are we really living in the Matrix….After pondering the virtue of the red pill v the blue pill on the plane.  Mike landed in Zurich and headed to Gerd Leonhard’s to unpack the relationship humans have with technology and where it’s going.Gerd Leonhard is definitely to man to ponder these questions with.  Gerd’s a world-leading futurist, author, musician and digital entrepreneur. In this interview, you’ll learn all about how the line between human and machine is getting very blurred and how technology could completely change our way of life in the not to distant future.  4 hour work week anyone?This is the extended interview and you can jump over to YouTube Futurists World channel if you want to see the interview.About Gerd Leonhard: A talented musician by origin, and a digital music entrepreneur in the nineties, Gerd has a multi-faceted view on the future of business and humanity’s progression in a world that’s changing so rapidly you need this show just to keep up.According to Wired Magazine, Gerd is one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe.   Enjoy Mike Hill's interview on The Future of Technology with Gerd Leonhard.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.

Jun 2020

40 min 26 sec