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My (Glib?) Book

Oh that’s nice. I just received the first pre-publication copy of my new book and took it home to show my wife. She says it’s glib. If that means fluent and easy that’s fine, but I suspects she means deceptive. … Continue reading

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More of the book…

As usual, the early signs of change are here already if only you take the time to look. Anecdotally I know of people in the UK that are so tired of carrying around coins that they are starting to give … Continue reading

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The Book

At the East Sutton Park Young Offenders Institution and Open Prison in Kent (UK) gardening is used to treat offenders with low self-esteem. Even something as simple as raking fallen leaves on the prison lawn has an instant effect. If … Continue reading

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Bits from my forthcoming book…

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology” — Carl Sagan. Singularity is the term used by futurists to describe the point where machines have developed to … Continue reading

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That book again…

A taste of the technology to come… Future developments will include other brain enhancing foods (initially using omega 3 oils), foods that aid relaxation (for example chocolate with added amino acids), anti-ageing products, anti-tiredness foods, foods that send you sleep … Continue reading

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The Department of Future Crimes

Just a tiny bit from my book today… A more controversial idea, perhaps, is that free will does not exist and that our personalities and actions are largely shaped by our genes and are ‘fixed’ by our ancestry. If proven, … Continue reading

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A bit more of my book…

Overall, people will cope — just – with the avalanche of change, uncertainty and anxiety but many of them will seek refuge in the past. They will escape the present through various nostalgic pursuits although their love of the old … Continue reading

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Comfortably Numb

Some more of my book… This obsession with ‘busyness’ can be seen in the way that the work ethic has invaded childhood. Children must be kept busy at all times. As a result children are becoming over-scheduled and we are … Continue reading

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OK Computer

My book is getting some encouraging feedback so I’ll be posting bits as often as I can. My publisher has also agreed to let me send out the whole of chapter one as a pdf on Sept 3 so watch … Continue reading

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Inventing new types of fear

Sorry everyone, I’ve been up in the mountains without email. So back to the book. Here’s another sneak peak… But back to anxiety. What will people be running away from in the future? What will we be afraid of in … Continue reading

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