Future

Let's Make London's New Concert Hall Into a Cathedral

James Murphy | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Murphy

Now is our moment to get out and proud. Statement architecture is rising fast around the City and beyond. What if suddenly one of the truly awesome jewels of the London horizon was a building devoted to classical music?

Our Past Does Not Define Us

Amber Bell | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

We do not have to live life by the hand it dealt us. No, we choose our own path and say, "This is the life I'm going to live and this is the person I'm going to be... and I'm damned if anything is going to change that."

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.

ON ... Okay then, but Where's My Flying Car?

Martin Treanor | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Martin Treanor

I'm very grateful for all the gadgets mankind has invented - many of which were speculated in the minds of the Science Fiction visionaries (Trekkies do love their Bluetooth headphones, oh and flip-phones), I am however more than miffed some of my favourites didn't make it.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

Waiting for the Robots

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Awareness should be a prelude not just to consideration, but engagement, and later at to thoughts of action. In that sense, technology should remain a tool with which we make not just our lives better but ourselves better.

7 Workplace of the Future Predictions for 2015

Tim Stone | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech
Tim Stone

With new, more advanced mobile devices giving employees the freedom to work from anywhere, these technologies will continue to reshape the look and feel of the "office." Here are my top seven technology predictions for 2015, that I believe will transform how we work now and in the future.

10 Times TV Shows Predicted The Future

AllTime10s | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Tech

Sometimes fact can be stranger than fiction and that certainly was the case these 10 times TV shows predicted the future. From Google Glass to 9/11...

Ten Ways People Are Using 3D Printing

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

3D printing has been tipped as a technological game changer for some time, but after a hesitant start it looks as if this potential is slowly starting to be realised...

What Will 2015 Hold for Tech?

Duncan Higgins | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

Looking back, 2014 was the year of digital maturity. It's hard to believe that Facebook was only created 11 years ago and Twitter nine years ago. They've become such huge parts of all our lives and have even entered the dictionary as verbs!

Adjusting to Nine to Five and Why I'm Not Shooting for the Moon

Ellie Lewis | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

When I think back to my summer, I see colours. Blue skies, turquoise seas, lush green, paired with saffron from the glowing sun in Europe and a smudge of brown from Glastonbury mud. I felt like I was beginning to get my own palette of the world and painting a picture of what it had to offer.

The Toys of Boomtown

Ben Barker | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

What culture will we find in the urban spaces of the future? How is meaning articulated in cities beyond the often empty rhetoric of efficiency and progress? Our team (see below) are midway through a project that looks at possible high growth towns of the future through the forms of play found there.

Stop Fearing Young People

Scott M. Weber | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott M. Weber

"If we exist, it is because society has failed..." a prominent gang leader in Central America told me as we discussed why the "Maras" (a slang word for gang) are so important in the lives of young people today. "We're their family", he told me with pride.

Back to (Feeling Excited About) the Future

Duncan Higgins | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

So how can we, knowing the great leaps that technology has recently made, go back to feeling excited about the future? And is there a way to predict what will happen, without turning to the (probably) unrealisable dream of flying skateboards?

Fashion Nostalgia: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

So, with the fashion lifecycle going pedal to the metal, what does this mean for future trends? How long will it be before we look back on the early 2000's and pine for asymmetrical skirts and velour sweat suits?

Education: What Can We Learn From Other Countries?

Chris Jones | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

The British education system is failing millions - or at least that's what you might think from some of the stories in the news. It's a common sentiment, especially after the PISA report showed just how bad our 'stagnating' ranking was...

3D Printing Beyond the Hype

George Fisher-Wilson | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
George Fisher-Wilson

So at the moment every other day we see or hear news stories about 3D Printing and its limitless possibilities with space age projects from houses being built to skull transplants all coming from a 3D Printer.

The Not-So-Distant Future of Broadcasting

Duncan Higgins | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

There is still some way to go before this futuristic vision is a reality, but the technology exists today - and all that remains is to make the right connections. We are tantalisingly close to a world where news can be broadcast instantly - 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world - the moment it breaks.

Will E-mail Be Extinct by 2019?

Barry Whyte | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Barry Whyte

There are two sounds that remind me of technology in the 1990s. The screechy noise of a 28.8k modem exchanging hellos with your pay-per-minute ISP and that AOL voice (Siri's mother?) speaking to you on those rare occasions you received an e-mail.

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Gwalchmai

For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night then they'll be pleasantly surprised.

This Artist Just Built The 'City Of Tomorrow'... By Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Tech

What will the future look like? It's a question that has pre-occupied politicians, artists and film-makers for centuries -- but lately it seems like w...

Enter Politics 2.0

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Musgrave

We are entering a very interesting new phase in political discourse. Technology companies will play a big and ever growing part in that conversation. It would behove politicians, but more importantly each and every citizen, to start thinking about what they'd like those answers to be.

Breaking Away From Expectations

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Our society is built around expectations. Expectations as to how we look, how we behave, the type of job we should have, the type of person we should marry, the trajectory our life should take. Often these aren't even conscience thoughts about a person, just things we naturally assume to be the case. But why?

How Would You Like to See Yourself in a Year's Time?

Maggie Currie | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you were to look ahead one year, how would you like to see yourself? Would you like to see you exactly the same as you are now, or are there some slight, or even major, changes you would like to make to your behaviour, your look, your attitude or something else?

The Many Future Cities

Ben Barker | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

The future has a lot in store for cities. Before the end of the century planners and architects will have seen some weird briefs land on their desks as we make settlements on the moon, in digital space and roaming settlements that graze the landscape for resources.