The Jamaican Mary Seacole became an heroine when she travelled over 4,000 miles to nurse and attend sick British soldiers in the Crimea during the Crimean War. During her life her exploits were revered, by royalty, the military elite and thousands of ordinary citizens. More than 100 years later, tens of thousands of school children view Seacole as a wonderful role model.
I was once the perfect mother. TV time was strictly controlled, no sugary sweets would pass my little darlings lips, and there was absolutely no way they would be allowed to use iPads, iPhones, Xboxes, computers or any other internet connecting medium until they were mature enough to use them. Possibly not even then. Of course that was before I actually had any kids.
The internet changed the game considerably, with vast amounts of adult films and images becoming easily and instantly accessible. Whether or not this is a good or bad thing is constantly debated, but one thing is very clear - it's not going away. So that really leaves one question - what's going to happen next?
When an American company makes a successful product, Australians are usually busting to get their hands on it. We look forward to shiny new tech toys as much as the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Aussies have a strong thirst for innovation and despite a comparatively small population there's a number of entrepreneurs tailoring technology specifically for the hungry Aussie market.