digital future


Frontier technologies for sustainable development
1 Dec 2018

The World Economic and Social Survey is the flagship publication on major development issues prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN/DESA).

Frontier technologies—from DNA sequencing to 3D-printing, from renewable energy technologies to biodegradable plastics, from machine...


3 Jul 2018

Innovations in the transport sector continue to introduce new opportunities to enhance travel experiences in our cities.

The 2020s are predicted to be a decade of transformation for urban mobility. This is facilitated by business models that offer a range of new mobility services...


11 Jan 2016

This year’s key developments will centre on online video, mobile apps and further moves towards distributed content. Mounting problems around online display advertising will lead to a burst of innovation around journalism business models.

More specifically ...

Facebook/Google/Apple battle intensifies over the future...


10 Dec 2015

The 13th Digital Future Report includes findings that explore the views and behavior of users, and compare Internet users to non-users. The survey is organized into five general subject areas:

Internet Users And Non-Users: Who Is Online? Who Is Not? What Are Users Doing...


23 Sep 2015

This report examines how technology has changed in the past, how it will continue to change in the future and what one can consequently say about the impacts of new technologies on Australia.


6 Sep 2015

Connectivity, entrepreneurialism and a rising population will shape three million new jobs by 2030, argues a new study by Bernard Salt which has uncovered the distinct skill sets which represent Australia’s future jobs in the digital age.

Developed by KPMG Demographics and commissioned by...


1 Jul 2015

This short report comes out of a workshop exploring the capabilities and limitations of machine learning algorithms. Rather than a complete resource looking at the specific capabilities of different algorithms, this report is an introduction to some of the current capabilities and limitations in the...


16 Jun 2015

This focuses on what jobs and skills we need to develop to ensure our economy continues to grow and diversify. Discussion around jobs often focuses on the here and now. However, if Australia is to maintain a robust economy that is internationally competitive, we must...



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