It has yet to fully impact Australian markets, but plant-based substitutes to meat continue to make inroads into the hearts, minds and stomachs of millions of Americans.
French defence authorities have gone
deep into the past to safeguard their future by challenging science fiction
writers to dream up life-threatening plots for their army to solve.
About 100 small Australian companies and entrepreneurs are celebrating winning a commercial lottery to get places on a new online local store being trialled by global marketing giant Amazon.
Multi-tasking designer robots have already won
the gold medal for eye-widening technological achievement at the Tokyo Olympics
even though opening ceremony is 12 months away.
American retailing giant Walmart continues
to lead the way in using artificial intelligence to curtail theft at its
self-service checkouts, but Australian stores are not far behind in using hi
tech devices to stop shoplifting.
Margaret O’Mara’s new book called The Code: Silicon Valley and the
Remaking of America, is an exhaustive account of Silicon Valley’s
evolution into the headquarters of modern technology.
Talk’s not cheap. On the Australian speaking
circuit it comes with a price tag that includes appearance fees , scheduling,
persuasion, persistence and most importantly – timing.