Monthly Archives: May 2017

Another map (not mine)

Innovation in textiles apparently. Link.

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The on-demand economy

Two interesting conversations last week. The first concerned generational attitudes to privacy. A friend was considering putting their home on Airbnb. His daughter (22) thought it was a great idea. His wife (40 something) was horrified. It exposed differing attitudes … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Future

I have a ex banker friend who can’t get her head around why I give these things away, but I subscribe to something called Karma (not an online magazine, although not that far off). Contact me for a high resolution … Continue reading

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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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The Last Days of Cash

I was flying back from Germany yesterday and opened the BA snack menu only to find that they no longer accepted cash (is that even legal to do that?). Then this morning I was at Bill Granger’s cafe in Notting … Continue reading

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Map blank

Could this work as a workshop tool? We’ll see…

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Dying alone

The number of paupers’ funerals in London almost doubled between 2013-2016 according to the latest figures. A pauper’s funeral is one in which people die alone or without known relatives and the cost of the funeral is met by the … Continue reading

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Trust me?

Lovely graphic from Edelman and the Economist World in 2017.

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Now that’s a map!

I have no idea who did this or why I have a photo of it. It’s beautiful, don’t you think?

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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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