Future

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 22.05.2015 | 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.

Keeping the Baby but Not the Bathwater: Why Labour Should Rediscover Radical Liberalism

Alan Prout | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Prout

The radical liberal tradition, and the role it played in the founding of the Labour Party, provides a rich source of inspiration for reconnecting with the majority of the British people whose contemporary values echo its deeply democratic, anti-elitist and socially progressive spirit.

What is The Internet of Things?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

I am not a network specialist involved in building the IoT, but I know enough about technology to be able to imagine some of the implications of the IoT as it grows. However, I keep on hearing "experts" on radio and TV using the fridge example to describe the IoT.

Your Social Life Commercialised: Who Profits?

Carla Freeman | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech
Carla Freeman

Social media impacts everything we see in the Western world; from the way we shop to how we meet potential dates. There is no longer a divide between online and offline.

Tech Changes Everything

Bertie Stephens | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Bertie Stephens

Year by year more parts of our lives are becoming impacted and influenced by technology. It has made us more connected than ever but arguably also less social (in the real sense of the word). But love or loathe 'this sort of' technology it is fair to say that most of us couldn't now live without it without taking a serious drop in our standard of living.

The Robots Are Coming, So Get Creative!

Adam Stones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

It is suggested that over a third of jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years. The figure in the US is even higher at nearly a half, partly because only 0.5% of the workforce there works in the new industries created in the 21st Century. (Google may be worth billions but the workforce is considerably smaller).

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

'You've Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You' - Now What?

Ellie Lewis | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

How do you feel when someone tells you "you've got your whole life ahead of you?" I hope I'm not alone with this - I feel absolutely terrified. There is an internal howl of panic and my subconscious screeches: "What am I going to do for the rest of my life?"

A Video CV for Your Firm?

Melissa Davis | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

While this might well be a useful tool for finding talented new candidates, could it also be an opportunity for law firms to connect with prospective clients? Knowing how well I responded to this I've suggested a few of the advantages of creating a 'video CV' for your firm.

Is the U.S. Opening the Door for Europe to Lead in Tech?

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
Andrea Giuricin

For 20 years, U.S. Internet policy was the gold standard. It led to massive investments in infrastructure and drove innovation. Europe and the rest of the world are still trying to catch-up.

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

James Murphy | Posted 25.04.2015 | 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 18.04.2015 | 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 13.04.2015 | 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 10.04.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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 17.03.2015 | 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.