Monthly Archives: November 2017

Could we walk away from the internet or give up our devices?

I’ve thought about putting this thought into the ether before, but I’m all too aware of confirmation bias and the fact that what I’m about to say might be the future I want rather than the future that is unfolding. … Continue reading

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The Death of Imaginary Friends

I haven’t been very active recrently, largely because I’ve been thinking. But this is too good to resist. A survey by a face-paint company (you read that correctly) says that there has been a sharp drop in imaginary friends over … Continue reading

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Rotten Apple

Switched my computer on, clicked on something I didn’t understand from Apple and found all of my files have vanished. Was then forced to set up an iCloud account against my wishes. Thought I’d get even, but someone had obviously … Continue reading

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From useless to being in the zone

Strange morning. Looked at my hand from last night to remember what I’d written on it. Bio-Solar wallpaper. (yeah, I know, dry hands. It’s the gardening). Then I pondered my tech disruption map for a while lying on the bed … Continue reading

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Disruptive Technology Timeline

Gonna be a good one. Will be done next month and published early January.

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Future of Water Timeline (Printable)

Here you go. Read it. Run a bath. Soak. Think. Future Water Infographic 2017 MJ

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Future of Water (timeline)

Hot off the press with everything including the kitchen sink (what a mess of metaphors). Tiny bit of detail from the Imperial College Tech Foresight blog here. I’ll post a high resolution version of the map in a day or … Continue reading

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He’s not a Professor (he’s just a very naughty boy)

Lovely article here about what I do (or attempt to do). Written by possibly the most interesting person I met this year (I don’t get out that much). She’s called Ephrat and she writes something called Quartz (, which slightly … Continue reading

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