I can think there is no better topic to talk about when we're thinking about sustainability and the future of humanity than the ethics of technology - and particularly artificial intelligence. It currently is the fastest-growing technology sector in the world - valued at around $327 billion, and expected to grow to $500 billion within the next three years. Disturbingly, there is little to no control or regulation over this incredible technology that within the next two years will be 80% of all foundational components of all infrastructure.
Few economists have both the global and local experience of Stephen Koukoulas. He is an economic thought leader in his role with his business, Market Economics. Stephen is often driving the debate on housing, consumer spending, investment strategies, interest rates and budget policy. This month we got his thoughts on economic sustainability.
There are few story tellers who have the gravitas of Yossi Ghinsberg. He has walked the road that he speaks about, from surviving the jungles of the Amazon to living with the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert - So when he talks about sustainability you know that his experiences have given him a profound understanding of how it shapes every aspect of our daily lives.
There is a good reason why our newest speaker Pauline Nguyen has been running the most awarded Vietnamese restaurant in the world for over twenty years - and the answer might surprise you.
Pauline knows first hand about how sustainability is a key ingredient to success and can be applied to all aspects of our daily lives.
Dr Catriona Wallace shares profoundly personal experiences of the destruction of millions of hectares of farmland in Australia – including her own – and how stronger gender diversity in leadership can assist in helping combat the new reality that faces Australia.
Anyone can have a ‘good time’ if they borrow and spend like the proverbial drunken sailor, but as we all know, such action is not sustainable. It cannot go on forever given that one day the money will run out and the debt will have to be repaid.
Our expert economist and social commentator Stephen Koukoulas explores the question of how sustainable is our super with an aging population.
Sustainability and climate change are becoming increasingly important issues for humanity's longevity on our planet - But when it comes to having a conversation around these issues there are a lot of controversial and conflicting views. It's one of the key topics that our futurist Shara Evans is keeping a close eye on.
In order to develop a proper social awareness, the mythical, cultural and geopolitical precepts should be reconsidered allowing for a new way of thinking to be untethered.
How do we break through the cultural points of view that segregate us, preventing us from the ability of holding a cohesive social conscience?