This Thursday night join Tony Delroy and myself on ABC Nightlife to discuss Pokemon Go, how tech is changing the workforce and the future of Australia’s technology industry following the Federal election.
It’s taken a while but we finally have a video game that gets people off the couch and onto the streets. For the last two weeks we’ve been hearing stories of how hundreds of people are dodging cars, invading police stations and stampeding across parks as they try to catch virtual reality animals in the Pokemon Go game.
What is Pokemon Go and is this the future of augmented reality are two of the questions Tony and I will be discussing. We’re also looking at what the Federal election means for the government’s much lauded Innovation Statement along with the Moonhack record of the greatest number of kids programming at one time.
Some of the questions we cover include;
- What is Pokemon Go?
- Isn’t Pokemon somewhat old school?
- Why did it take off?
- So we’ve heard a bit about augmented reality. Is this what it’s really about?
- Beyond games, are there any useful purposes for AR?
- Are we all going to have strange headsets strapped to our heads?
- Can we expected Australia to provide many of these AR applications?
- What sort of support is the government giving these developers?
- Apart from what was already announced what did the Federal election mean to the Aussie tech sector?
- After all the noise late last year, tech and innovation wasn’t really much of an issue during the election?
- Does all this talk of tech really matter to the average Australian worker?
Tune in on your local ABC radio station from 10pm Australian Eastern Summer time or listen online at www.abc.net.au/nightlife.
We’d love to hear your views so join the conversation with your on-air questions, ideas or comments; phone in on 1300 800 222 within Australia or +61 2 8333 1000 from outside Australia.