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Our kids will live to 120, we’ll be working till we’re 90: Australia’s leading futurist explains why: The Advertiser 6 October

Five-month-old twins Lily and Ruby aren’t just adorable, they’re at the start of what’s set to be a very long life, according to a leading futurist who has predicted that many of today’s children will be alive in 120 years — and their parents will still be working at age 90.

Adelaide hosts the Festival of Architecture and Design: The Messenger 4 October

A glimpse of the future city is what’s being promised at this year’s Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD) during Open State.

Podcast: Daring visions of the future with Tia Kansara: Radio Adelaide 1 October

Open State speaker, Tia Kansara, is here in Adelaide to share her daring vision of the future in which we reach Carbon Neutral and beyond to Replenish the Earth. She speaks with Barometer’s Sue Reece.

Open State panel to discuss the future of the workplace in 2040: The Advertiser 1 October

Workers of the future could be commuting interstate and relying on American-style bonus pay as the standard day job becomes a thing of the past, experts predict.

Targets for men the next frontier for gender equality: The Advertister 29 September

South Australian business leaders are being urged to set targets for men to take up flexible and part time work and career breaks to reframe the gender equality debate and create happier workplaces.

Better democracy: more than just a philosophical pursuit? The Adelaide Review 29 September

Labelled “fluff” and “abstract” by critics when launched in 2015, the practical benefits of the State Government’s Reforming Democracy policy are beginning to bear fruit, according to one of the policy’s key authors.

'Driverless cars... the electric battery to power the world': InDaily 28 September

Generating and storing energy in electric cars, buildings and even home appliances is the most promising solution to the world’s power problems, English futurist Richard Watson argues.

Future Food, wild bites and a Spring Affair: InDaily 27 September

Food and drink happenings in South Australia, including Open State talks about the future of food; wild bites at the Central Market; Asian street-food markets; Poh, Paella & Piaf in the Clare Valley, and a Spring Affair in McLaren Vale.

"I had a witchetty grub in the desert - it's kind of the texture of scrambled egg with a bit of toasted marshmallow" - The City Messenger 27 September

Standing in front of Adelaide Central Market's latest producer in residence stall, Post Dining is making Jeannine Malcolm smile. Why? The pop-up is selling rocky road made or crickets and mealworms and green ant citrus tarts. At the upcoming Open State festival, Malcolm will be hosting a bug eating expo and panel, all to explore the potential of insects as 'future food'.

What to See at Open State 2017 - Broadsheet 25 September

From September 28 to October 8, the ideas-driven Open State Festival will take place in and around the city. Now in its second year, the festival features future-themed talks and events, divided into six areas of focus: food, cities, planet, human, enterprise and democracy.