Category Archives: Future Minds

Typewriters vs. Computers

I like this (from Ryan Adams, the songwriter/musician). “Your critical mind is an interrupter of your inspired true self. If you are daydreaming and you are in that zone, you have the 300-mile gaze, stuff is coming through, it’s like … Continue reading

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Why water can be good for you

As some of you might know, I’m a fan of clutter (“If a messy desk is the sign of a messy mind, what then can be said of an empty desk?” – Einstein or thereabouts). However, things have started to … Continue reading

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Don’t just do something, sit there

While I’m on the subject of digital detox (previous post), a few of you might have school age kids on holiday at the moment. Chances are you are frantic trying to organise things for the little darlings to do. Don’t. … Continue reading

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Switching off

                  Seems that the world has finally caught up with the idea that we are becoming too connected and that a little disconnection from time to time would be a good thing. … Continue reading

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Digital security

Seems that the Kremlin has starting using typewriters and paper again to avoid damaging leaks of digitally produced information (Huffington Post). Reminds me of prediction number 6 in my book, Future Minds.      

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Space oddity

In my book Future Minds I wrote about how physical spaces can impact our thinking. I used examples ranging from ancient cathedrals to mountains, but the one I like best is about the Earth as seen from the moon. Here’s … Continue reading

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Lecture to the Royal Society of Arts

Here is the full text of my speech to the RSA today. A podcast will be available within a few days and a Youtube video will be up in a couple of weeks. — There was a report in a … Continue reading

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The Book is Out (UK)

The new book (Future Minds) is out, although as you can see the kids are not very impressed. Hopefully spending the weekend building a tree-house (hopefully not by myself).

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Future Minds on Moncole Weekly

How can anyone have anything remotely interesting to say every single day? OK, it’s called being a journalist, but they have a bit of help. Nothing whatsoever to report today other than say I had a really fun time being … Continue reading

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Future Minds Map (final version)

Here it is at last. The story here is that my UK publisher wanted a map for my new book (Future Minds). I said he couldn’t have one. I had exhausted the subway map genre and couldn’t think how else … Continue reading

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