#Future

RQ: Random Intelligence. A New Measure Of Intelligence

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

These challenges, are global in their scope and highly interconnected. As such they are multidisciplinary, falling outside the remit of particular fields. It is time for our thinking and approaches to be optimized for this new, unpredictable environment. With it our understanding of human intelligence will change too.

Autonomous Vehicles - The Last Lap To Reality Or A Sci-Fi Fantasy?

Colin Bull | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

I, Robot. Minority Report. Herbie. What do all these films have in common? Self-driving vehicles. Hollywood movies have often featured cars that are self-driving and, in some cases, conscious.

Hashtag Serendipity: The Rise Of Experiential Retail

Amelia Kallman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

E-commerce has forever altered customer expectations, but now it's bricks and mortars changing the way we engage with brands. From engineered serendipity to personalised environments, new technologies are giving retailers the opportunity to deliver exciting, unique, and sharable experiences you can't get online or in an app.

Is Minimalism The Lifestyle Of The Future?

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Books were considered a weak cousin to thinking. Now we consider them to be the purest, the most intellectual way of learning- much better than those damned Kindles. Need I continue?

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

DroneSpace, SexBook And FoodR - What Social Media Of The Future Looks Like

Tom Edwards | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Tech
Tom Edwards

Anyway, a clever colleague suggested using this as a thought experiment for coming up with creative ideas. It was advice that stuck around for me - and got me to thinking about what social media could look like if you had some fun taking current trends to their extremes. So I've had a go... here's what I came up with.

De-Sensitised To Terror: An Almighty Challenge Ahead For Parents

Han-Son Lee | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Han-Son Lee

We are at a greater risk than ever before. This in itself presents a new kind of challenge for parents, already grappling with trying to balance increasing pressures of work and home, of new online threats, or of ultimately just trying to bring a little joy to our children's lives regularly.

All Gig Economy Workers Do Not Play Same Tune

Simon Sapper | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Simon Sapper

The future workforce of Britain - where the jobs of the future are going to be and what they are like - has been spotlighted by a new report. And the findings will surprise you.

Are You A Global Citizen?

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

British, European and American politicians will have to manage groups who see the world in very different ways, protect their jobs and enable them to live their lives in a rapidly changing, digital economy where success means less barriers to travel and trade. Trump and Brexit won their elections on the back of declarations to protect those who see their future within a less open state, that they can recreate the world before globalisation and that international free trade has damaged their lives. It's a gamble which is unlikely pay off.

Why Leaders Must Become Future Fit To Avoid Long-Term Failure

Trevor Hardy | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Trevor Hardy

Being a leader in any organisation can sometimes be a lonely job, with this feeling only accentuated in times of great business and political uncertai...

How We're Using Imagery To Depict Today's World

Robyn Lange | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Robyn Lange

This shows the increasing need that marketing and design professionals have to represent today's technologically driven world. We all know what smartphones look like, but how do you represent concepts such as AI and blockchain? This is clearly something people want to know

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

Master Ledger 2077: A Blockchain Blockbuster

Simon Chan | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Chan

Blockchain has become a real buzzword over the past year - not only in technology and business circles, but also in our everyday conversations. But what would life look like if blockchain underpinned our society, businesses, and government, in the same way the Internet transformed our lives?

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

My Journey As A British Chinese

Johnny Luk | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

I went to a school where I was one of the very few Chinese people there and I found myself really struggling with my identity. That became stronger when other friends began to date; it was so hard to ask girls out because I felt so 'different' which for a teenager, really killed my confidence.

What The Aliens Of 'Arrival' Taught Me About The Future

Maria Karvouni | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Maria Karvouni

I finally watched Arrival, perhaps the most discussed movie in the last few months. I liked it and obviously, this film can win all the Oscars for which it is nominated. I didn't like only the plot, but also the way the story was structured

Why An Informal Global Network Is Betting The Future Is Local

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Imagine a future where your furnishings and clothes are made locally by artisans and makers who live on your street. Your food is grown a rooftop away...

Formula 1 Is Shifting Gear - What Will Motorsport Look Like Next?

Alasdair Byers | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Sport
Alasdair Byers

The changing of the guard at the top of Formula 1 represents a potential opportunity for motorsport to change. Is it ready?

Why Our Creative Plans Can't Be Personal

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.

Will AI Bless Us With A 15 Hour Work-Week, Or Turn Us Into Paperclips?

Dan Rogers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

Technology-driven unemployment is no longer just an ailment of low-income households. No job is safe. There are now AI lawyers, AI accountants, and AI financial advisors. Even AI hedge fund managers. So much money is now being spent on technology that Gartner estimates many companies spend more on marketing technology than they do on actual marketing.

'I Don't Remember, I Don't Recall' - Doll's Houses And The Future Of AI

Simon Sapper | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Sapper

Over the last two months we have assimilated artificial intelligence (AI) into our homes on an unprecedented scale. The Amazon Echo Dot (aka Alexa) seems to have smashed sales records.

To Survive The Future, We Should Look To Art From The Past

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

It's not easy to pin down exactly what art is. The dictionary defines it as the display application and expression of skill. Plato called it the imita...

What Might Your Neighbourhood Look Like In 20 Years' Time?

Maxwell Hutchinson | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Tech
Maxwell Hutchinson

tech for good If these trends are true, they paint a picture of individual households living more insular and increasingly disconnected lives. However, according to a new study from electric car campaign, Go Ultra Low, changes may occur in future neighbourhoods that bring everybody's worlds closer together.

Zeroes And (Young)Ones: The Future Of Technology In The Classroom

Claire Stead | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

The days of chalkboards and dusty textbooks in classrooms are long gone. Over the past two decades, technology has slowly crept into the classroom, changing the way students study and access information, and also opened up a whole new world of resources for teachers to utilise.

Smarterphones - Looking Beyond Just Apps

Scott Curtis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
Scott Curtis

Recently, we undertook research looking at the mobile app habits of UK consumers. Overall the results showed that we're a fickle bunch. We have favourite apps and we like to stick with them. Getting into this list is tough, but that doesn't stop us flirting with alternatives..