Author Archives: Richard

Mega trends map

It’s getting close. BTW, just out of interest, is anyone out there still reading this nonsense?

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The Five Stages of Disconnection

Just had my email down for about a week. Five stages: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Seems OK now. Meanwhile been working on the final stages of my new megatrends map and there’s a megatrend on it I’ve called … Continue reading

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New Map

It’s coming along….very long. New mega-map of mega-trends out in a few weeks with luck. Apparently the document now has 14,952 paths that are 194 meters long and there are 181,777 points and 24,RGB objects. I have little or no … Continue reading

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All the lonely people (where do they all come from)

Here’s a killer statistic from the newspapers this morning. This year 1/3 of people living in the UK will holiday alone.

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A fully electric future

Apparently, there are two types of futurists. There are those that don’t know and there are those that don’t know they don’t know. I don’t know which of these categories I fall into, but according to a person I met … Continue reading

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Map of the Future

So I’ve got seriously stuck on what’s in the middle of my new map of future trends and technologies. It’s been individualism for a while. Then I changed this to individual empowerment, which the National Security Agency (US) uses. This … Continue reading

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Map of Now and Next

Holding page…

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Quote of the week

“In the area of politics our major policy obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.” Ed Murrow (1908-1965).

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No time to be a kid these days

I’m aware of students that no longer attend university lectures, preferring instead to watch their lectures online at 1.5x speed (going backwards if they don’t understand something). However, I was having a chat with someone today and heard a new … Continue reading

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Graph of the Month

Just been looking at the future of batteries and this little gem popped into view from the Scientific American. Full article and explanation right here.

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