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Disruptive technologies

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Technical report

Growing up digital Australia: phase 2 technical report

This research explores the perceptions of parents, carers and grandparents about the effects of digital media and technologies on children and youth over time.
Journal article

Robots in public spaces: implications for policy design

By reviewing previous public policy approaches to harnessing and regulating disruptive technology, this article considers how public policy could simultaneously enhance opportunities created by the presence of robots in public spaces, and reduce the risks of undesirable outcomes.
Report

The future of vulnerability: humanity in the digital age

This report explores how data and technology are shaping the future of vulnerability, particularly through new and evolving forms of inequality, intrusion and insecurity.
Journal article

Lean thinking and industrial 4.0 approach to achieving construction 4.0 for industrialization and technological development

This study discovered, among others, the veracity of contingency approach in harnessing attributes of the lean thinking concept and disruptive applications in achieving Construction 4.0.
Report

Good intentions, bad inventions: the four myths of healthy tech

This report breaks down four common 'healthy tech' myths, by explaining where they come from, what they obscure, and how we can move beyond them. Intended for those designing, developing and regulating emerging technologies, this resource provides teams with fresh ideas for how to analyse...
Report

The future of trust: new technology meets old-fashioned values

This research suggests that it is not the shift towards increased use of technology that is damaging trust. Instead, it is the accompanying move away from face-to-face contact.
Report

The role of technology in online misinformation

Meddling in domestic elections is nothing new as a tool of foreign influence. The innovation of the 2016 presidential election, therefore, was not foreign interests or misinformation, but the technology used to promote those foreign interests and misinformation. This report outlines the way that advances...
Working paper

The potential for blockchain technology in corporate governance

This paper explores the recent applications of blockchain technology in financial services and outlines regulatory responses, to set the scene for future work in this area on corporate governance.
Report

Global risks report 2020

This report provides information on the major threats that may impact global prosperity in 2020 and over the next decade. The 15th edition of the report draws on feedback from nearly 800 global experts and decision-makers who were asked to rank their concerns in terms...
Report

Digital health best practices for policy makers

As digital health brings up plenty of ethical questions, legal issues, and safety concerns, The Medical Futurist Institute decided to collect the best examples of how governments worldwide have attempted to adopt digital health. The aim of this report is to inspire other policy-makers to...