Technology is all around us. We know it drives a dynamic economy. We marvel at, but soon take for granted, the latest new gadget. Sometimes we are fearful of what impact it might have on our jobs, our health or our security. We invest a lot in research in order to develop new technologies.
New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for economic growth and community wellbeing, but only if Australians are ready to adapt and learn, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). Technology and Australia’s Future explores what it takes to win in the technology race and manage the human costs of disruptive technology.