Category Archives: Predictions

Prediction of the month

In the future we will insure our memories

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The re-invention of public libraries

It’s funny. The moment someone declares something as dead, chances are that whatever it is (vinyl records, fountain pens, paper books, watches, dumb-phones, bespoke tailoring, cinema, polaroid cameras, postcards, beer, butter, cider, cycling, Russia …) it reappears, often with renewed … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week (quote of our times)

“C’est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.”

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Tory Landslide

Just in case you were wondering what I think….

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Quote of the Week

“Sooner or later you’ll have a computer attached to your face.” David J. Hill.

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Future Predictions for 2050 (or before, but who can say?)

Here’s a list of some of the entries I removed from my final Mega trends & Technologies map for a variety of reasons. Gyroscopic inertial thrust engines (reactionless drive) Electrification of Africa Rise of Christianity in East Asia Cascades of … Continue reading

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Map of Global Mega Trends

Here you go then. Use this link to get to a high resolution version. A3, A1 and rather wonderful AO sized copies on paper are available upon request (no charge except for print, post and a cardbaord tube). See you … Continue reading

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Map

So here is a little background and commentary to my 2017 Mega Trends & Technologies map. This map began as an idea way back in 2015, but it wasn’t until early 2016 that I started to draw various outlines of … Continue reading

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Coming next week….

Still a few errors to remove. The mood modelling idea came from my book Digital Vs. Human… Mood recognition machines are especially interesting in this context. On a prosaic level, an ability to read an individual’s mood could be used … Continue reading

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The Future of High Performance Computing

Just FYI, anyone that’s interested in HPC, super-computing, advanced modelling & simulation, problems, prediction, cyber-security and any associated field might be interested in this. It’s on Thursday 23 February in London. Event link here. Beginning of a new Current & … Continue reading

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