Monthly Archives: April 2009

Coming Soon – Mind Control Toys

I’m not kidding. You will be able to buy this very soon. Probably this year. A company has invented a toy called the Force Trainer that allows you to lift a ball by just thinking about it. It really is … Continue reading

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Yeah haaaaaaaaaaa

I have just finished my second book (third if you count something with pictures way back in 1990). Yeah ha. Anyway, this means that I now have time again for other things. Top of the list is a three-month project … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons

This is a bit unsettling, not least the thought of whether or not I should be writing this. Anyway, I was reading New Scientist magazine yesterday and there was an interesting article about e-Bombs. What’s an e-Bomb? Well essentially it’s … Continue reading

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Susan Boyle and the Return of Authenticity

I’ve never watched Britain’s Got Talent, but a clip of Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables on YouTube has left me (and a few million other people) speechless. Why? I think it is because she is … Continue reading

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The Future of Technology

Funny but I’m starting to use my blog as a personal to do list…somewhere to put ideas where I know I’ll be able to find them in the future. Case in point a book called Desirable Future?: Consumer Electronics in … Continue reading

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Another Good Quote

““People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It’s not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt … Continue reading

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2009 Trend Report

If anyone would like a free copy of my 26 page trends report (2009+ Ten Trends: Predictions & Provocations) just use the link below and you can download a copy for absolutely nothing. Gratis. Zilch. http://nowandnext.com/PDF/2009_complete.pdf A link appears in … Continue reading

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Survival of the Smallest

Evolution is generally thought of as a very slow process in comparison to human life spans. Consequently we, as humans, make no difference to the evolution of life on earth. However, from a purely biological perspective this is far from … Continue reading

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Slow Blogging

As you might l know I loathe Twitter with a passion. I’m also not that fond of most blogs (I’m allowed to be contradictory OK). Anyway, I’m writing a new book about how digital communications (amongst other things) is changing … Continue reading

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Shopping Local

A contact at the Times newspaper just sent me an email saying that at ASDA (a UK supermarket chain owned by Wal-Mart) has announced that local food sales are up 41% on this time last year in England and Wales. … Continue reading

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