Originally published in ABC Environment, 10 November 2014: “IMAGINE A SUSTAINABLE world, driven by clean and renewable energy. Now imagine large space sailboats driven by solar radiation, production of biofuels via nanotechnology, the advent of photosynthetic humans, and, as there is no perfect society, even terrorism against corrupt businesses and governments. Welcome to the bright green … Continue reading Solarpunk: a positive future
From Fish magazine, September 2013: The journey of a prawn from the trawler to the table is long and complex: a story of boats, boxes, containers, planes and trucks, of fisheries, factories and supermarkets, and of fishermen, distributors and consumers. For the most part, the steps along this journey are unimportant, as long as they … Continue reading Keeping track
From ABC Science Online, 20 May 2010: It’s a simple question, and one we’re going to be asking ourselves more and more over the coming years. Why? Because that simple question is going to save the planet. Humanity has made spectacular technological progress over the last couple of centuries. We are healthier, wealthier, more mobile, … Continue reading What would nature do?
From ABC Environment, 4 April 2010: If we were in an action movie right now, we’d be thinking, “How can the hero possibly escape from this, kill the baddie, win the girl and save the planet?” The global financial crisis has sent shockwaves through the world’s economies the likes of which have not been experienced … Continue reading The sixth wave of innovation
After nearly two years of work, The Sixth Wave book is finally in print. This is a collaboration with James Bradfield Moody, and explores the next wave of innovation – the sixth wave. Since the Industrial Revolution, the tide of progress has ebbed and flowed: five distinct waves, each starting with disruptive new technologies and … Continue reading The Sixth Wave book
by James Bradfield Moody and Bianca Nogrady Since the industrial revolution, the tide of innovation and progress has ebbed and flowed – five waves of innovation. From milling and steam to most recently information technology, each wave starts with disruptive technologies and ends with a global depression, transforming society, economies and industry almost beyond recognition. … Continue reading The Sixth Wave … coming to a bookshop near you.