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Relationships are the future

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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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A digital life after death

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Microsoft has filed a patent to turn someone’s digital personality into a chatbot. Is this our first attempt at resurrection?

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And so, this is Christmas…

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Another year over and a new one… about to begin. What happened? And what does the new year hold? Here are my 2021 predictions

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The brain in the jar

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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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Jack of all trades

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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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We’re still human

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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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Hypertribalism

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

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The future holiday: long but costly

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In my research into the future holiday, I looked at the pressures facing the future of travel and the trends that will define how we vacation.

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A race between the four horsemen

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Four horsemen of disaster are vying to define our next three decades. Which one lands its blows first will determine our future.

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