‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

Interesting article on the addiction of Facebook, twitter and social media…

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster

Source: ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

Future shock: Faster we get there the better, says Tesla’s Musk : RenewEconomy

And, Musk noted – ominously enough for the fossil fuel interests looking on from afar – this is just the start of what he expects will be a rapid transition to renewables.

“The vast majority of the world is still fossil fuel powered and this is really just the beginning. But what this serves as is a great example to the rest of the world of what can be done.Talking to some of the energy market officials, developers and investors at the event, it seems clear that battery storage installations like this will mushroom across Australia in coming years.

Source: Future shock: Faster we get there the better, says Tesla’s Musk : RenewEconomy

Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything : RenewEconomy

How can Australia’s politicians look themselves in the mirror when they are doing such a poor job of running the country.

Abbot who was an atrocious leader when in power, continues to ignore the science & data and demonstrates that he is either blindingly ignorant or pandering to factions in  his party.

They should sack them all and get the right people in who look to the future of Australia and the challenges the 21st century brings!

Tony Abbott has drawn new battle-lines with interviews and an article that is a horror-show of ignorance, bias, conservative ideology and political dogma. Turnbull’s efforts to appease the ri…

Source: Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything : RenewEconomy

How Perth startup PictureWealth raised $1.2 million, landed the “world’s most disruptive” chief innovation officer, and had $500 million in tracked assets while in beta mode – SmartCompany

Perth-based fintech startup PictureWealth has had a whirlwind six months. Since being founded in March, the startup has raised $1.2 million in seed funding, brought on co-founder and investor Neal Cross, who was last year named the “world’s most disruptive chief innovation officer”, and amassed $500 million in tracked funds on the platform — all while in […]

Source: How Perth startup PictureWealth raised $1.2 million, landed the “world’s most disruptive” chief innovation officer, and had $500 million in tracked assets while in beta mode – SmartCompany