Why every business needs to be a digital business to survive

Chris Riddell Futurist

Challenge everything you think you know

When it comes to the subject of digital transformation, Chris Riddell does not mince his words. “If you feared change before, then my God, have you got something coming around the corner,” states the global futurist and self-described digital evangelist. “Digital is going to flip industries on their head and fundamentally force you to change your way of thinking. If you don’t, you might as well pull down the shutters.”

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FUTURE TERRORISM | What is success on the edge of chaos?

Intelligence led policing is augmented

We can send man to the moon, we have cars that can drive themselves, and we have devices in our pockets that have an insane amount of capability, and connect us to almost every human being on planet earth.

With the advances in robotics, and cognitive computer technology you would be right in believing we are on the very edge of one of the most intelligent tipping points humanity has ever seen.

Yet, when it comes to human conflict and behaviour, we are fighting a war which we have little honest understanding of, and whilst broadly our security agencies succeed in preventing the majority of the incidents – predicting them is still something we have not yet mastered. If we want to get into true prevention, we must get predictive.

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Predictions for the world in 2050

Virtual will be the new Physical

In the year 2050, our world will be vastly different from what it is today. Virtual and Physical will be fused together beyond recognition – so much so that you won’t be able to tell the difference between the two.

We will also see Artificial Intelligence co-piloting business at the very top, and leaders relying on computers to help them make decisions at every step.

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Flying cars are now a real thing

So when can you buy them?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joined The Project on Channel Ten to talk about the launch of flying cars in Australia, and when we should expect to see them buzzing in the skies.

In the future we will be able to transport ourselves in personal drones, so how will this change the way we think about technology. Will government legislation be able to keep up with this pace of change or will it get in the way and stifle innovation?

Facebook Spaces is all about Augmented Living

we are blending with technology

The year 2050 is only 33 years away, but with the ever-accelerating rate of technological innovation and human expansion, we’re heading at hyper speed  towards a seriously brave new world.

Facebook have just announced the new ‘Spaces’ platform which will augment our physical and digital worlds even further, bringing new ultra personalised experiences to us through social media, and in realtime.

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BEYOND TOMORROW | 3 Megatrends

Chris Riddell Global Futurist Megatrends

The Future Customer

Customers relationships with brands have reached a crucial pivot point. As humans our expectations are at an all-time high. The devices we used to call mobile phones, are now something much bigger and more powerful than anyone could have ever imagined. These pocket-sized supercomputers sit at the very centre of our lives, and they’ve given us a unique glimpse into a life lived better.

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Unlock your Futurist Vision for 2017

This is our industrial revolution

The innovation and change we will witness over the next 3 years will shape and define the next 100 years in a way we have not seen before in history.

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Driverless just got real in Western Australia

Intelligent, Safer, and Experience driven 

Driverless technology is topic du jour, there is no doubt, and its a race to the finish line. After 10 years of some intense R&D, and some private trials earlier on this year in WA, the Intellibus from RAC might have just taken first position on Perth’s roads yesterday afternoon.

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Future Retail – Masters’ collapse is a big warning

Future Retail Chris Riddell Masters Home Improvement

Stack it high and sell it cheap doesn’t work anymore

Masters recent announcement of it finally admitting defeat in the highly competitive market of bricks and mortar retail is no surprise. The cost of doing business on the ‘high street’ in Australia is at an all time high, and you can’t win the battle of getting customers in by just throwing money at the problem.

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