After starting his first business at 19, publishing 16 books within a three-year period and building a successful education enterprise by the time he was 30, serial entrepreneur turned technologist Dale Beaumont says he lives for the future. After successfully launching BRiN, a 24/7 business advisor app in 2016, Beaumont has big ambitions for building bots and benevolence.
Australia’s rural communities face a range of increasingly complex issues that decision makers and the communities, themselves, must confront if they are to maintain the sustainability of these cities and towns. Take the greater introduction of robots and farming automation. The use of these will be profound, increasing farm efficiency and productivity; but, the impacts on employment will also be significant. It is absolutely vital that we no longer plan for the future of Australia’s rural economies by relying on outdated worldviews and memories of glorious pasts. New narratives must be created and adaptive thinking employed.