Monthly Archives: April 2018

Digital Vs. Human in Korean, Russian, Indian & Turkish

Various translations of my book Digital Vs. Human are starting to emerge. I love the Korean cover – almost looks like a film poster.

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The Future of the Self

There’s something interesting going on with the self and, like many good trends, it appears to be in conflict with itself. On the one hand we take offence so easily nowadays. We are so easily offended by something said or … Continue reading

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In the future everyone will be anonymous for 15-minutes

In the future everyone will aspire to disappear for 15-minutes. But only the very rich and the very poor will achieve anything approaching total disconnection. Privacy will become the ultimate status symbol along with time.

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Digital Trust

Michael Wolf, writing in USA Today a few years ago, said that trust could be the next big thing. The theory goes that trust used to be what most individuals and institutions were selling. Trust was built up, consistently, over … Continue reading

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Enough already

Seems the BBC is now acting like a tabloid newspaper. How about a bit of proper context and analysis. Enough of this scaremongering. Yes it’s a concern that the US and Russia are led by ultra-nationalists and there are far … Continue reading

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Out of the pool thinking

Have you ever noticed how adults in infinity pools tend to swim over to the drop-off with the view and look at whatever is beyond? No? Me neither, but I’ve been beside a couple of swimming pools recently and I … Continue reading

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An Age of Anxiety

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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

I’ve been in Bangkok for a while and for no conscious reason decided to take along an old copy of Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, which rather charmingly has a paper till receipt inside dated the 10th March … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

Awareness is revolutionary – Sangharakshita

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Is Facebook like a disease?

I knew I’d read something else rather relevant to the whole Facebook fiasco – the thought that the decline of Facebook could act like the spread of a virus (the explosion of inactive or deleted accounts being akin to the … Continue reading

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