Monthly Archives: June 2014

Slow media

Writing in my book Future Minds, which was published in 2010, I stated that a “Slow Thinking Movement will emerge, with people celebrating slow reading, slow writing and other forms of old-fashioned paper-based communication.” (Page 171). Seems that it’s here … Continue reading

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Emerging tech timeline

If you want to print, this is the file to use. Also very final version. We are printing one 3m x 2m for an emerging tech conference at Imperial so good for larger sizes. PDF download here (3.8 meg) EmergingScienceTech-FINAL

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Timeline of Emerging Science & Technology (2014 to 2030+)

Here is the timeline of emerging science & technology created in conjunction with the technology-forecasting folks at Imperial College London (especially Alex Ayad, but a big thanks to Chris Haley in the later stages too). Above is an image of … Continue reading

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Emerging socks & technology

Saw these in a secret underground bunker. OK to say what they, but not where they’re from. Blast proof socks – presumably part of an emerging line of blast-proof underwear. Thing is that when soldiers step on mines and IEDs … Continue reading

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The Return of Vinyl (on the 13.58 from Brussels)

Whoever it was that once accused me of being a “reluctant futurist” got me exactly right. I love looking forwards, but I also rejoice in going backwards. I’ve just been to Brussels again and this time ended up in Autoworld. … Continue reading

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Emerging tech map

So close now. This is my final tease – I promise. Where it all started below.  

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Roadmap of Emerging Science & Tech

Getting closer, but we’re not quite there. The debate is no longer about context, but style! The lines and colours aren’t quite right (that’s a design background for you).

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Roadmap & Timeline of Emerging Science & Technology

  We are still waiting on revise 2 of the map, but in the meantime (meme time?) I thought I’d share a few of the entries that we thought about, but which didn’t make it onto the final map. This … Continue reading

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New timeline of emerging science & technologies

                Almost there! BTW, had a brainwave this morning. In Future Files (2007) I used ‘GRIN Technologies’ to denote the key emerging trends in science & technology (Genetics, Robotics, Internet and Nanotech). So … Continue reading

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When the past is another country

                    It is sometimes said that the past is uncertain. Here’s a classic example. Louisa Lim, a correspondent for US National Public Radio in Beijing, showed 100 Chinese students the image … Continue reading

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