about Futurists World
Today, we are regularly reminded by how divided the world is. However, the future is not set, we can change our course, but only if we’re inspired to do so.
Futurists World is an original video streaming and audio podcast series exploring different profiles of the future through the stories of scientists, innovators and thought-leaders around various themes including the future of society, technology, happiness and time.
The inspiration for Futurists World is Arthur C Clarke. Clarke was one of the greatest futurists of all time.
Amongst his predictions that came true are reported to be:
- The communications satellite
- The internet
- Personal computers
- Mobile phones
- Smart watches
- And artificial intelligence.
We believe his greatest achievement was making the future engaging through his stories, including all-time classics like:
- The Rama series
- The City and the Stars
- And my personal favourite The Fountains of Paradise.
In 1962, Arthur C Clarke wrote a brilliant non-fiction novel about futurology called:
This book explores different prophetic visions of the future around things like:
- The Future of Transport
- Riding On Air
- Beyond Gravity
- The Quest for Speed
- World without Distance
- Ages of Plenty.
And it famously coins Clarke’s Three Laws:
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Got a burning question about futurology?
What are you curious about?
Or who do you want us to connect with?
Reach out and let us know what you’re interested in.
We’ll try to get an answer in our next round of interviews.
Swiss-German futurist and author Gerd Leonhard rebooted with Mike Hill to deconstruct The Future of Technology.
Australian educational entrepreneur Jack Delosa skipped class with Mike Hill to pore over The Future of Education.
Dr James Beacham
Swiss-American CERN particle physicist Dr James Beacham crashed into Mike Hill to traverse The Future of Time.
Indian activist Ashla Rani caught up with Mike Hill to grasp The Future of Being Differently Abled.
Is gender equality really possible?
Join Mike Hill as he chats with Shivani Gopal, Narjis Hilale, Dom Price, Katherine Boiciuc and Aarathi Krishnan to contemplate the future of gender equality.
Will hard or soft skills be more important in the future?
What skills will we need to build on in a rapidly changing work environment?
The Future of The Future with Bob Johansen and Om
In this special episode of Futurists World, host Mike Hill chats virtually with US based thought-leader Bob Johansen and Australian schoolboy Om.
Indian-Australian feminist entrepreneur Shivani Gopal met up with Mike Hill to calculate The Future of Wealth.
British-Australian futurist Dom Price clocked in Mike Hill to forecast The Future of Work.
Moroccan author Narjis Hilale joined Mike Hill to decode The Future of Artificial Intelligence.
Dr Mark Boughey
Australian Palliative Care leader Dr Mark Boughey connected with Mike Hill to shine a light on The Future of Dying.
Is mental health getting better or worse?
Watch on as Dom Price, Thimon de Jong, Dr Rob Grenfell and Dr Robert Puff talk the future of mental health.
Is there hope for a more positive future?
From an economic reckoning, to a leadership shift and people born after the turn of the millennium, these thought leaders are making us believe the future is bright.
How can science fiction influence the future? Part 3
Gerd Leonhard, Katherine Boiciuc, Narjis Hilale and Dr Mark Boughey share some of their favourite sci fi stories.
Dr Robert Puff
American celebrity psychologist Dr Robert Puff levitated with Mike Hill to unpack The Future of Happiness.
Dr MR Rajagopal
Celebrated Indian healer Dr MR Rajagopal checked in with Mike Hill to examine The Future of Healthcare.
American futurist and author Jamais Cascio checked in with Mike Hill to explore The Future of Society.
Leadership guru Katherine Boiciuc touched base with Mike Hill to illuminate The Future of Leadership.
Is the education system outdated?
Is now the time to overhaul our education system entirely?
How can science fiction influence the future? Part 1
Dr Rob Grenfell, Shivani Gopal and Dr Robert Puff share their favourite sci fi films.
Swiss-Australian thought leader Aarathi Krishnan called on Mike Hill to probe The Future of Humanitarianism.
Thimon de Jong
Dutch futurist Thimon de Jong connected with Mike Hill to delve into The Future of Human Behaviour.
Dr Rob Grenfell
Australian CSIRO Health Director Dr Rob Grenfell consulted with Mike Hill to diagnose The Future of Health.
Will robots take my job?
Mike Hill chats with Gerd Leonhard, Dom Price, Jamais Cascio, Thimon de Jong, Rob Grenfell and Narjis Hilale, and asks: Will robots take my job?
What will the future look like? 15 visions.
Watch closely as 15 futurists reveal what they think the future might look like.
How can science fiction influence the future? Part 2
Jack Delosa, Aarathi Krishnan, Thimon de Jong and Dr James Beacham share a few of their favourite pieces of science fiction.