4th December 2020

The brain in the jar

The brain in the jar is a staple of science fiction: minds that can be dropped into new bodies or digital environments. But it’s wrong.

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18th November 2020

Long read: 5G and Mixed Reality

Two transformative technologies, one facing delays, one advancing fast. How will 5G and mixed reality change our world?

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5th November 2020

Replacing the car

If we are to tackle the challenges of the car, we need to replace the sense of freedom it offers, for rich and poor, individuals and families

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21st October 2020

Disrupting housebuilding

How do you disrupt our broken housing market? Make it easier to build than buy, cheaper to build than rent, and give people security & sustainability

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15th October 2020

Review: A New History of the Future in 100 Objects

A New History of the Future in 100 Objects plots out our current path sixty years into the future, and the opportunities and challenges along the way

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8th October 2020

When half our money is spent online

What happens when half our money is spent online? What will it do to jobs, shops, and cities? Things looked bleak after 2008, but there is a long way to go.

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18th September 2020

Jack of all trades

To be ‘a Jack of all trades’ has been variously a compliment and an insult, and most recently, an attack on expertise. But is it what we need to be?

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11th September 2020

We’re still human

Lockdown is excluding us from tactile experiences. Any answer to this & future pandemics cannot divorce our digital consciousness from physical interaction.

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3rd September 2020

Future working: what does the company of the future look like?

Following on from my speech at Boston’s Smashfly conference in 2016 on the future of […]

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28th August 2020


Low friction global communication has enabled our fracture into tiny tribes, each with strong views, tight borders, and fierce opposition

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Tom Cheesewright