So much to think about at the moment, which is why I’ve been rather absent of late. I’m working on something looking at the future of water, some provocation cards for a Tech Foresight 2016 event and something on risk for London Business School.
But more interesting than all of this is something I heard on the radio this morning. Don’t even ask why I was listening to Katy Perry but I was and a song called Part of Me came on. One of the lines was:
“I just want to throw away my phone away. Find out who is really there for me.”
Normally I wouldn’t pay much attention to this, but there’s another song I heard not so long ago by James Blunt with the line:
“Seems that everyone we know’s out there waiting by a phone wondering why they feel alone.”
And last week someone was telling me how students at an art college had abandoned ‘digital installations’ in favour of painting and drawing. Are we seeing some kind of rebalancing emerging here?
Oh, the quote…
“If we allow our self-congratulatory adoration of technology to distract us from our own contact with each other, then somehow the original agenda has been lost.” – Jaron Lanier.