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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

    Robotics Roadmap to drive new industrial revolution

    18-06-2018

    The QUT headquartered Australian Centre for Robotic Vision has delivered the country’s first Robotics Roadmap to guide and grow robotics and automation in Australia, with new research revealing the industry is now worth more than $12 billion to the nation annually.

    Are you LoST?

    08-06-2018

    QUT researchers have developed a new way for robots to see the world from a more human perspective, which has the potential to improve how technology, such as driverless cars and industrial and mobile robots, operates and interacts with people.

    QUT harnesses the wisdom of the ages

    08-06-2018

    As life expectancy for Australians edges towards 90 over the next 30 years and retirement is redefined, staying connected with employment and other activities will be increasingly critical for all of us.

    QUT delivers successful 2018 BIO trade mission

    04-06-2018

    QUT’s scientific and innovation credentials have been celebrated as part of the 2018 BIO International Convention, with the University signing three key industry agreements, including a major announcement for a promising pre-clinical anti-cancer drug candidate invented by the Cancer and Ageing Research Program (CARP).

    Make way for new collar jobs

    01-06-2018

    The latest analysis of the future of work is paying more attention to what some future jobs might look like in a technologically disrupted world.

    Massive AI Twitter probe draws heat map of entrepreneurial personality

    31-05-2018

    A world’s first QUT-led study has used artificial intelligence to analyse regional personality characteristics estimated solely from language patterns in 1.5 billion Twitter posts and uncover hotspots and cold spots of entrepreneurial personality and activity across the US.

    Fire resistant steel buildings in the frame

    28-05-2018

    QUT Engineering Professor Mahen Mahendran has been awarded a quarter-of-a-million dollar grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), to investigate the fire resistance of common pre-fabricated steel wall systems, with the project ultimately aiming to improve the safety of newly-constructed buildings.

    #QUTGivingDay raises over $1.6 million

    24-05-2018

    QUT’s inaugural #QUTGivingDay has proven to be an enormous success, raising over $1.6 million to support over 20 of QUT’s vital projects.

    Sixth Wave Alliance accelerates robotics R&D

    22-05-2018

    QUT is part of a new Sixth Wave Alliance (SWA) that will develop a national robotics R&D strategy and create the critical mass required to address large-scale Australian and international challenges using robotics technologies.

    #metoo sparks #watchit - QUT gives voice to schoolgirls to end cyberbullying

    16-05-2018

    A social movement that aims to end cyberbullying by 2025, by using the hashtag #watchit, was inspired as a result of a school-based innovation workshop at QUT.

    #QUTGivingDay to unlock extra $500,000

    16-05-2018

    QUT’s inaugural #QUTGivingDay enables anyone to support many vital projects from helping to save the Great Barrier Reef to supporting students in financial hardship.

    Robots get a grip on Brisbane

    15-05-2018

    The world’s biggest robotics conference comes to town .. plus metal mayhem as the bots do battle .. and human teams go head-to-head to begin solving one of the greatest gripes for households everywhere.

    QUT breakthrough holds promise of longer, healthier life

    14-05-2018

    QUT researchers have developed a new drug that has the potential to dramatically slow the ageing process and delay, or even prevent, major diseases in humans, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, Type 2 Diabetes and arthritis.

    QUT nurtures high school ‘tech entrepreneurs’ to end cyberbullying

    14-05-2018

    The next generation of female tech leaders are being tasked with putting an end to cyberbullying in a day-long innovation workshop at QUT, on the eve of Brisbane’s premier innovation festival Myriad.

    Queen's Wharf study

    23-04-2018

    QUT will lead a 20-year study on the Queen's Wharf development in Brisbane with an initial three-pronged focus on gambling impact, connectivity and public sentiment.

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