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23rd July 2021

Entering the Metaverse

What comes after the Internet? This is not so much about replacement as evolution, at […]

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25th June 2021

Further and higher education: The dividing line

The number of students in further education has collapsed, undermining the UK’s ability to prepare people for the future

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11th June 2021

Small world and big world problems

The challenges of our shrinking world requires global collaboration. But for some problems, the only answers are super local.

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20th May 2021

The Future Home: A Smart, Green, Machine for Living In

I’ve been working with Hive looking at the future of the smart home with particular regard to sustainability. Here are my predictions.

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14th May 2021

The Trust Gap

What has happened to trust in authority? And ill trust in media, politicians and experts be restored in the coming generations?

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30th April 2021

All the world’s a stadium and all the men and women merely gamers

What does it mean to be a winner in the game of life today? And how much control can we exert over the rules?

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26th March 2021

If the future is female, then we need to deal with the past

Our culture constantly reinforces a sense of male entitlement to women’s bodies and service. Until we challenge it, nothing will change.

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11th March 2021

When the flame goes out

Kids are bemused by old technologies that were critical to us but which have now disappeared, leaving only echoes. What technologies are likely to disappear in the near future? Here’s one suggestion, explored in fiction.

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24th February 2021

Relationships are the future

Rather than looking at people or objects, we can learn much about the future by examining the changing relationships between them

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12th February 2021

‘I am not a cat’: what this week’s #zoomfail says about the future of identity

On the internet, no-one knows you’re a dog…or a lawyer

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Tom Cheesewright