Author: mpesce

Goalposts: Property Investment over the Next Billion Seconds

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GOALPOSTS: Property Investment over the Next Billion Seconds INTRODUCTION The seeds of the future are already in the present. William Gibson put this more poetically when he said, “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly…

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Touring 2050

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TOURING 2050 A billion seconds is 31 years and 251 days. There’s exactly billion seconds between where we are today and the last day of January 2050. That’s a whole generation. I myself still plan to be here…

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Touring 2050 (audio / slides)

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Keynote for the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration – basically all the leading justices in Australia & NZ. And the slides: Touring 2050

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Democratising Technology – The Square Revolution with Jim McKelvey

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DEMOCRATISING TECHNOLOGY CITY OF SYDNEY Visiting Entrepreneur Program Lower Town Hall 22 May 2018 18.30 INTRODUCTION Good evening, I’m Mark Pesce, and I’m your MC this evening. I would like to begin by acknowledging the Gadigal of the…

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“The Road Ahead” (audio/slides)

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Lecture (or, well, most of it) for the UTS Animal Logic Academy, 17 May 2018. All about the history of virtual reality, and the future of videogrammetry. The slides are available here. The Road Ahead

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Mentorplicity

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MENTORPLICITY PART ONE: THE PASSION OF THE MENTOR The year is 2030. That’s less than a billion seconds from now. For most everyone in the workforce – and certainly everyone at the higher end of the workforce –…

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“Managing Multiplicity” (live audio)

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Recorded 9 May 2018 at  OzWater 2018, Brisbane Convention Centre.  

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Managing Multiplicity

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MANAGING MULTIPLICITY I’ve been asked to speak with you about what’s going on in the world – but let me start with what’s going on underwater.Every municipal water system has hundreds of kilometers of drains and channels and…

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How to Think like a Futurist

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HOW TO THINK LIKE A FUTURIST Good evening — and welcome to the pub. It’s fitting that we’re here tonight, because it’s in a pub that we’ll begin our story. But before that, let’s start with some basics….

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Diigo Bookmarks as of April 2018

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Bookmarks Initial reviews pleasantly more positive than expected, esp… Aldous Huxley Tells Mike Wallace What Will Destroy Democracy: Overpopulation, Drugs & Insidious Technology (1958) | Open Culture Aldous Huxley Tells Mike Wallace What Will Destroy Democracy: Overpopulation, Drugs…

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