Money, money, money

August 16, 2013

$1 notePaper money and coins seem so old fashioned now.

In Australia we began the march towards plastic money in 1974 with the introduction of the first mass credit card – BankCard and towards digital banking when online banking became possible in 1998.

At both those events the mass outcry was “we will never use this”, but we have and we are very content.

In this radio interview we explore the Less-Cash society phenomenon and a future where banking and financial transactions will no longer be done via plastic credit cards and instead live inside our mobile devices and eventually into inhabit the digital nether-regions as they magically appear and disappear a myriad of devices, walls and holograms just when you need them.

Have a listen to this, the rising digital economy including BitCoin and Ven and my belief that we will soon see a global digital currency emerge to carry on from where PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and others are currently placed.

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Which devices is sold more every day, than there are babies born?

January 29, 2012

What else could it be, but the iPhone.

In its 2012 1st quarter sales figures, Apple sold 37.04 million iPhone’s across the planet accounting for 53% of all of its revenue.

More people across the planet now take home new iPhone’s every day (402,000 units per day), than take home human babies (300,000 human births per day).

The figure needs to be seasonally adjusted as it includes Christmas sales, but nevertheless the numbers are huge and the implications for consumer preferences for their tech and connectivity needs even bigger.

In this weeks FutureTech segment Jason Jordan of Perth’s 6PR and I chat about what this means; what technological road we’re going down and where to from here for mobile technology.

Listen now:

and listen live each week at around 5:05 p.m. (AWST).


Radio ABC – Alan Brough – The Future of Banking

October 4, 2009

future of bankingI love catching up with Alan Brough on radio ABC on a Sunday morning. This week we talked about the Future of Banking including: will we need banks into the future; are physical credit cards and money finished; peer to peer banking and micro loans, biometric security, nano technology in bank notes and so much more; so sit back, click below and listen in to this live recording.


ABC International – Today Show

September 11, 2009

beatles This weeks segment on radio ABC International Today Morris , Adelaine and Phil discuss the recent release of the re-digitised Beatles albums, with Phil insisting we take a quiz to see if we can tell the difference, talk about the Beatles playing in your lounge room, before going across to Hong Kong and speaking with Phil Whelan, Radio RTHK Hong Kong about living to 120, medical advances in aging, rideshare, taking more Beatles quiz’s and much more and the word of the week is cormorant. Recorded live 11 September 2009.