Future

Empathy: Digital, Done, and Dusted

Max Sanderson | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

Empathy is arguably one of the - if not, the - most crucial factors to the success of Homo sapiens as a species. Without it, we would not be able to form the social bonds that allowed us to fast-track evolution through culture and communication.

Learning the Lessons of the Future: The Asimov Psychohistory Recipe Applied to Big Data

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

The reluctance of organisations to share what backs up the predictions they are making with Big Data is understandable. The huge amount of resources given to Big Data predictions results, effectively, in proprietary information. Why would a company want to share this with its competitors?

How Technology Has Changed Casinos - and How it Might Continue to Do So

Jamie Lewis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jamie Lewis

Earlier this week I wrote about the changing face of poker as technological advances thrust our beloved game further away from the tables and ever-mor...

The Lone Wolf Now Runs In A Pack

Simon Fairweather | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Simon Fairweather

Perhaps the stolen camaraderie led me into my chosen profession - emergency medicine. The siege mentality, punishing rotas and huge reliance on teamwork made me feel like I belong somewhere. Sadly with the unrelenting workload and no sign of empathy from up high, I can feel myself drifting. For now, the search continues.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

Where do I go next? What does the future have in store for me? What career will I have for the rest of my life? These are just an array of questions I ask myself from time to time, and now with the second year of my degree in full swing, alarm bells have started ringing as these questions need to be answered.

The Next Generation Will Not Fear Unemployment

Gregor Jackson | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK
Gregor Jackson

Research suggests millennials will work to live, not live for work. They watched their parents slogging their guts out endlessly and don't want to follow in their footsteps. Their values differ owing to lack of concern for employment hardship, recession and unemployment. Redundancy is not a fear.

It's Our F**king Future - Let's Reclaim It At COP21

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

Of all the media coverage surrounding the COP21 talks on Youth and Future Generation day there is one slightly alternative hashtag that fills me with excitement: #ItsOurFuckingFuture

Why Lab-Grown Burgers, 3D-Printed Pizzas and Insect Crisps May Be the Future of Food

Jodie Tyley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

These unconventional dishes may seem completely bizarre and perhaps stomach-churning to us now, but in the future they could help to solve a global food crisis. Over the next 35 years, the world's population is expected to exceed nine billion, meaning there will be an extra two billion hungry mouths to feed.

Drones to Map, Connect... and Save the World?

Mark Hawtin | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as UAVs. The pilot-less aircraft integrate hardware with software to perform specific tasks. For example, easyJet uses drones to inspect its aircrafts and identify damage.

Great Scott! We Need a Better Vision of the Future

Adam Stones | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Adam Stones

This week, we all grabbed our hoverboards and flying cars and celebrated arriving in Marty McFly's future; a place where tiny foods get instantly hydr...

Be True to Your Dreams

Sara Meredith | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Meredith

Yet I so wish I could go back to that scared 14 year old girl and to tell her to own her dreams. To not care what others may believe to be unrealistic, to know that her hopes were within her reach.

The sky Is the Limit

Catharine Seddon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Catharine Seddon

When you're told your child has a disability, no one comes to tell you about all the different therapies available and the different educational options - or to advise you which to pursue: it's up to you as a parent to find out.

The Human Animal vs the Human Machine

Katherine Templar Lewis | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Tech
Katherine Templar Lewis

We fear human intelligence, emotion, consciousness, in robots. But is this even possible? We cannot, should not, compare two types of 'brains' that process in such different ways. In comparing a robot to a human, we are simply not comparing like with like.

Europe's Migrant Crisis: The Region's Past, Present, and Future

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Consider the word "crisis" in the modern world. Which would be the first geographical region that comes to your mind when you think about "crisis"? Maybe not Europe? At least, perhaps not until recent months, when the region became plagued with two major crises -- the financial one caused by our Greek friends, and the currently trending news item, the migrant crisis.

The Rise of The Robots

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Washing Machines, Lawn Mowers and the such like are all early forms of robots if you consider the word to mean a machine doing a task which was formally done by human beings or animals. Machines do not require holidays, lunch breaks or time off. Increasingly these machines are more reliable and suffer less 'time off work'.

Future Visions of Johannesburg: How Creative Technology Is Changing the City's Identity

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

The residencies are based in the dynamic area of Braamfontein, a hub for art, music and good food. Earlier that day I'd taken part in a 'market hack' just behind Neighbourgoods Market, with street stalls, demonstrations and activities for public audiences to try cutting-edge, creative electronic and design tools.

Reddit's Predictions Of The Future Aren't As Outlandish As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Tech

Reddit users have made their predictions for the future, and they're not as outlandish as you might expect. Logical suggestions for future computer...

Imagination, Progress and Revolutions: Three Things I Learned From 'Sapiens'

Matt Clifford | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Sapiens by Yuval Harari has got a lot of (deserved) attention. Within it, Harari sketches out a number of provocative theses about what human beings have been, are and will become, and shows how they play out over hundreds of thousands of years.

Meet The Future Of Our World: The Next Generation Changing the World For the Better

Adam Bradford | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Adam Bradford

For the past eight years I've been working with young people, young entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs across the country and abroad. It's been an eye-opener to say the least. I've had the pleasure of witnessing the talent and creativity this world's young people have and the way in which it is being suppressed and thrown away by a fickle society.

Technology's Worrying March Into Motoring

Matthew Hussey | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The digital age of the automobile is approaching fast, and it's lead to a tense relationship between the carmakers who've been churning out mechanical objects and the tech giants who see cars as the next battleground for consumers' hearts and minds.

The Disconnect Between the Labour Party and the Electorate

Jack Govier | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Govier

Corbyn's popularity has shown that honest value-based politics definitely do still have a place on the British political landscape, but if Labour continue to allow their values to be defined by public opinion rather than letting their values help to inform and shape public opinion, they will surely become an irrelevance in the years to come.

Hope Is a Special but Fragile Thing

Naomi Barrow | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Though it may be a life without my Mum, there is a life waiting for me. Whatever happens outside of me, I am still me and I can still achieve amazing things. Hope and gratitude are so fragile, but so important. I am grateful for the brilliant people around me who lift me up, inspire me to hope for the future, and be the best version of myself that I can be.

UAE Embracing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Dominic Trigg | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

AI has already nearly infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives. We consult Siri, the intelligent personal assistant developed by Apple, enjoy multi-player games on our Xbox, or appreciate the personalised film recommendations on Netflix.

In 100 Years We'll All Live In Floating Cities And Have Underground Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

The British landscape could soon include 3D printed homes, underwater cities and spaceports that will get us to moon and Mars. Well, when experts s...

Are You Ready for the Ubernet?

Andy Law | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Tech
Andy Law

The enabling power of the Ubernet to shorten space and time is not about redundancy of humans. It's about a new form of connectivity. An "in your pocket" 24/7 connection that has to be "cool and useful" or will be dumped with the swipe of a digit.