Category Archives: Quotes

London’s best thinking spaces?

Just been thinking about the best places in London to host a small discussion about the far future. Places that are inspiring and which open minds. I’ll come back on a short list of places soon. In the meantime a … Continue reading

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If something works, you’re not trying hard enough

I should have posted this a few weeks ago. There was a widely accepted story at my secondary school that this person had carved their original name into a school desk. Some people claimed to have found it. I never … Continue reading

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Quotes about Technology, Computers, AI, Robots and humans

Some quotes lifted from my forthcoming book Digital Vs. Human, including a great quote that didn’t quite make it. Opening quotes ‘The real problem of humanity is the following: we have palaeolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“The more you put your life in the public domain, the smaller your life becomes. ” Kevin McCloud. (Daily Telegraph, 30 October 2015, P29)

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Solitude and thinking

“ In solitude you don’t need to make an impression on the world, so the world has some opportunity to make an impression on you.” I do like this quote, from a collection of stories exulting in solitude. The book … Continue reading

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Quote of the week (from Terry Pratchett)

“Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.” Terry Pratchett

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Nice quote about ‘the future’

“When we talk about the future, we often aren’t talking about the future at all, but the problems of today” Tim Harford

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Quote of the Week

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these … Continue reading

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Not in the book

Nothing directly related to the new book at the moment other than to say that the chapter on money and the economy isn’t working. There is one quote I spotted in The Week, which could have gone in the book, … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

Quote from the movie Theory of Everything. “What’s cosmology?” she asks. He responds, “Religion for intelligent atheists.”  

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