Category Archives: Ideas

Idea of the Year

I rather like the school that has withdrawn Christmas on the basis that students need to make a case for why it needs to be reinstated. However, my idea of the year award for 2018 goes to the genius who … Continue reading

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Extractivism

Read this. It’s interesting.

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Fun Christmas Presents

Did you send someone 23andMe last year? Then how about this? Did I hear someone say Facebook smell timeline? http://smellmemorykit.supersense.com/    

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The Seven Cs of Education

I’m in Oman speaking at a technology conference organised by Bank Muscat. But here’s the thing. I was doing some background homework on Oman, especially on the future of Oman. This got me looking at a project called Oman 2040 … Continue reading

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Why not?

Ever had one of these as a kid? It’s a radiometer. Stick one by a light and it spins. So why hasn’t anyone created a giant one that generates electricity (a kind of wind turbine that uses sunlight rather than … Continue reading

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The Peoples’ Fridge

This has to be the coolest, best, most wonderful Idea I’ve heard about in years. A fridge where anyone can leave unwanted food and anyone can take it. Takes food from shops that’s past its sell-by date too. https://www.peoplesfridge.com/

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Idea of the month – social seating

So, I’m in Adelaide and there’s the world’s biggest space expo and exhibition happening alongside a festival of the future and future innovation. I’m in a hotel and eating breakfast by myself. So is more or less everyone else. But … Continue reading

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A biological model of innovation

Can biology teach us anything about innovation? The essence of Darwinism is that progress is created by adaptation to changing circumstances. What starts off as a random mutation often spreads throughout a population to eventually become the norm through a … Continue reading

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A Darwinian model of innovation

Can biology teach us anything about innovation? The essence of Darwinism is that progress is created by adaptation to changing circumstances. What starts off as a random mutation often spreads throughout a population to eventually become the norm through a … Continue reading

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Celebrate Failure!

Bit of a thing going on here….whiteboards and blackboards turning into an obsession. Can’t quite see this working at a British University. was a failure at being a failure.

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