20th March 2019

Smart Cities are about cost. Living Cities are about value.

Smart cities have become highly associated with the austerity era, an attempt to operate our existing cities at lower financial and environmental cost

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12th March 2019

The ideology at the heart of the web

The goal for the web is to create a single source of knowledge accessible to all humanity. Every attempt to splinter it undermines this goal. We have a choice to make.

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5th March 2019

Don’t get caught staring at the third horizon

The three horizons model is a great way to think about change. But ignoring the way the landscape changes through those horizons can blind us to risk.

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28th February 2019

Bright but bleak: futurism and the climate

It’s hard to enjoy the weather when the climate presents such a threat. The solutions are frustratingly simple, just expensive.

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22nd February 2019

Where are you?

Every journey to tomorrow has to start with an honest assessment of where you are today, and sometimes that requires uncomfortable self-examination

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14th February 2019

Suburban Capitals

The growth in suurban capitals suggests a mechanism for diffusing wealth around the country, but it’s not without risks and it requires investment.

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5th February 2019

Gigabit dreams

A new broadband trial from Virgin Media promises multi-gigabit speeds to the home. How will we use such incredible bandwidth in the future?

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1st February 2019

Invent your own job for the future

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s hard to answer when 85% of jobs in 2030 may not have been invented yet. Maybe you can invent your own?

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23rd January 2019

When recycled is better than new

Adding single layer materials like graphene to recycled plastics can create a range of new materials with properties perfectly suited to their application

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16th January 2019

Say sorry, or else…

A heartfelt apology is a powerful thing. It’s a show of humanity, of empathy. In an age of automation, we should learn to value it more.

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Tom Cheesewright