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Will Augmented and Virtual Reality increase our Empathy or erase it?
Glenn Cantave is an African American activist. I recently listened to a TED talk he gave, where he spoke about his group Movers
27 August 2022 by IdeaSpies

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A purposeful approach to industry policy
AS a result of the massive fiscal stimulus applied during the COVID-19 crisis, together with close to net zero immigration, Australia has effectively achieved full employment for the first time in 50 years. However, this outcome is unlikely to be sustainable in the absence of measures to address longstanding supply-side issues, in particular the lack of investment in research, innovation and skills. It may be just a "sugar hit", underwritten by the latest commodity price spike. What is clearly missing in Australia, by contrast with most other advanced economies, is a coherent and purposeful approach to industry policy. This would identify our current and potential areas of competitive advantage and enable a coordinated approach to the industries and technologies of the future. Let's reflect for a moment on where we are. Unlike the Norwegians, with a resource rent tax and the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund to underpin the future diversification of their economy, we failed
21 August 2022 by IdeaSpies

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How long from idea to innovation?
Usually the term ‘gestation period’ the time between conception and birth, is used for mammals, but it is just as relevant f
19 August 2022 by IdeaSpies

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Latest ideas from Israel
Israel is a little country in land mass with a relatively small population that is only turning 75 years old next year. But, abo
30 July 2022 by IdeaSpies

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Latest Energy Ideas
Energy is a very topical subject now and the news is mostly bad, related to the war in the Ukraine. There are however many posi
1 July 2022 by IdeaSpies

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How Proptech is transforming the Real Estate Industry
Jennifer Harrison, IdeaSpies Proptech Editor, explains how innovative proptech solutions are now powering everything from day-to-d
20 June 2022 by IdeaSpies