Author Archives: Richard

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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Hermit wanted

Hunting tower (built in 1720) set in 500 acres of woodland for rent. Feels like the middle of nowhere, but only fifteen minutes from a large supermarket and just two hours from London. Available as a fully furnished rental for … Continue reading

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Brainmail

Brainmail issue 92 has just gone live (not issue 94 as I just said to brainmail subscribers). Here’s the link http://brainmail.nowandnext.com/brainmail_issue92.txt Happy holidays and see you all next year. PS – thought for the season. Does Santa still believe in … Continue reading

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