Author Archives: Richard

In the future you will pay with your face

In the distant future I think there’s a real possibility that keys will cease to exist. Instead we will open doors with our faces. Similarly, we won’t have cash or credit cards or even Apple Pay. What we will have … Continue reading

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So essentially stay at home

Thanks due to Matt Doyle for sign spotting. Do please send any further signs in, especially any related to risk or what might be termed ‘weak signals’.

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100 Most Disruptive Technologies

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Little bit of an issue. The final table is now embargoed until Monday January 22 for various reasons. I’ll put the table and the PDF back up end of Monday. Sorry.

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In-home delivery

I was eating (or attempting to) in a restaurant in London recently and the food took ages to arrive. Why? Because the kitchen kept cooking things for Uber Eat delivery drivers to collect, which seemed to take priority over the … Continue reading

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Could do better

Boring graphic from WEF. This is much more interesting….digital drinks.

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Brainmail is back

Well this is probably a record even by my abysmally low standards. The problem is that I’ve more or less given up reading newspapers, which makes finding Brainmail material more difficult. Why have I given up? Partly it’s because there’s … Continue reading

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Stumbled upon…

Not too far from what I was thinking….

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Predictions for 2018 (from 1968)

Lovely article in The New Yorker (part above) about what a bunch of smart people in 1968 thought 2018 might look like. Lots of things way off the mark, but a few, especially around climate change and computing, that are … Continue reading

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List of Disruptive Technologies

It’s almost done! (although hard to believe with this image).

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Happy Christmas

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