Category Archives: Anxiety

An Age of Anxiety

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Rage Rooms (a weak signal)

A while ago, in my book Future Vision, I wrote about people destroying technology for fun (extract above). This wasn’t an existing trend, but one I could see coming. Well it’s come true. In the USA, Canada, Russia and Italy … Continue reading

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Automation Angst

According to some techno-evangelists, humanity is on the verge of huge breakthroughs in computing, robotics, genetics, automation and artificial intelligence that will dwarf many of the inventions of the past two centuries. They might be right, but at what price? … Continue reading

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All is not well…

  A study by the NASUWT Union in the UK found that 83% of teachers reported workplace stress. Meanwhile, the Public and Commercial services Unions claims that 2/3 of civil servants have suffered from ill health due to workplace stress. … Continue reading

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Time to Reclaim the Future

            I’d like to let you in on a little secret about the future, which is that there isn’t one. Instead there are multiple futures, all of which can be influenced by how you, me … Continue reading

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The Future: Have We Been There Before?

            I spent yesterday with the MOD discussing what the world might look like in 2040. There were presentations on Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central Asia along with an interesting discussion on the role … Continue reading

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Anxiety and mental disorder

  I was talking to a Chinese Banker last night and had an interesting discussion about the explosion of mental health problems in China caused, potentially, by rapid social and technological change mixed with urbanisation. This chimes with a comment … Continue reading

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An Age of Anxiety

Some nice thoughts in Rohit Taiwar’s Fast Futurescape newsletter (issue 24) a few days ago. One thing that especially caught my attention was around austerity and anxiety: “As government austerity measures set in across the more heavily indebted nations, a … Continue reading

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