Monthly Archives: June 2012
In 1956, John McCarthy coined the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) to describe the type of machine-based intelligence that he thought would be reality within ten years. Warp-drive to 2012 and AI still … Continue reading
I wish I’d seen this before I did a presentation to the British Airline Pilots Association. Some good futuristic stuff in here, much of which I’ve seen … Continue reading
How’s this for a coincidence. Two emails in of 24-hours from two different companies asking about shopper behaviour in 2030. Both were food companies. There was a third a month ago. On a somewhat different note I had a … Continue reading
New book #1 is done. Now to catch up with What’s Next, which is now so late it’s almost historical (and hysterical). Several things caught my eye today. Firstly, a new … Continue reading
Two days ago I was in London speaking at a conference on resilient water resources. My brief was to speak about how people in the water … Continue reading
Off to a conference about water today, one of my favourite subjects alongside oil (yes they do mix actually). Also, love this for some reason…a bit Blade Runner perhaps?
I’m sure you’ve all seen this by now, but if you haven’t it’s worth watching. It’s a small child seemingly at home with an iPad but not with a magazine. Click here for video.
A nice quote from Stewart Brand, reviewing a book by George Dyson called Turing’s Cathedral: “One of the best ways to comprehend the future of something is to study its origins deeply.” I couldn’t … Continue reading