Monthly Archives: January 2015

What’s Next – issue 36

The new issue of my What’s Next trends magazine has just gone live. Find it right here. Also, below, is a sneak peek of the new brainmail. — Have you heard of auxetic substances? Thought not. These are really new … Continue reading

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Jibo

  Is it just me or does Jibo (“The world’s first family robot”) look a little like Kenny from the TV series Southpark?

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Brainmail stat pack

          Had a lovely lunch yesterday and dreamt up a new idea with a business called Artefact. Using the content from the last ten years worth of brainmail (!) I’m going to create a stat pack … Continue reading

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Plumpton

Plumpton Parish Council. Part an an experiment. Ignore.

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Job available in tech futures research

I wouldn’t usually do this, but it’s for Imperial College London, with whom I have a relationship. Anyone out there (youngish) with a crystal ball looking for a job in ‘futures’ but with a top-notch academic institution rather than some … Continue reading

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Lost Connection

                  The world is more talkative now than at any time in its history, but this is increasingly at the expense of meaningful conversation. We are talking at rather than to each … Continue reading

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The Future of You

Something light for the new year.                       1) New Year Resolution grid from Ian Fitzpatrick (via Artefact Cards). More about here 2) Love, work & money (i.e. career planning) by … Continue reading

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The death of conversation

This is worth a look, if only for the photographs. Huffington Post – Impact of smartphones

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