#Future

Is The Future Of Banking With Blockchain Technology?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech
Alexandra Johnson

As you're probably aware by now, the beauty of blockchain technology is in it's decentralisation - where no single person or computer has ultimate control over it. All cryptocurrency creation and transactions are open source, controlled by code and rely on peer-to-peer networks. Most currencies in circulation today are controlled by a centralised government and are regulated by a third party.

Will The Dawn Of The Driverless Car Be Hindered By Hacking?

Rachel Thompson | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rachel Thompson

As we move closer and closer to a future where driverless cars are normal, we take a look at whether we should fear the hackers taking over our cars.

A Framework For Making Bold Decisions Without Regrets

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Leizrowice

Regret is one of the most painful feelings any of us can experience. It hurts because regret is, more often than not, based on our own choices and not external events. We can't fix it in retrospect and it's hard to know what the catalyst will be. As Kurt Vonnegut put it, the saddest words anyone can say are 'It might have been.'

The Gig Economy And The World Of Unicorns

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

No-one really knows what the Gig Economy is all about The Gig Economy is based upon either disrupting an existing big business model or it is providi...

Tomorrow's Adults Will Be Smarter Than Today's

Bethany Koby | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech
Bethany Koby

Why teach children coding? When they grow up the coding languages they were taught as kids will be obsolete. This is a question that I have been asked when talking about the importance of teaching kids about technology. On the surface, there is some sense in this statement. But dig a little deeper and you'll understand that this attitude towards technology is part of the problem.

Are Young Mums Putting Their Futures At Risk?

Maddy Matthews | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

A recent report by the Children's Commissioner named several groups of children who "put their futures at risk with their actions". Included in this list are the 36,000 mothers aged 19 and under who are living with their children. As you can imagine, I have a problem with this.

The Hashtag's Story Has A Lesson For Every Internet User

Jamie Wareham | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

Back then, it was mostly known by Americanism, the 'pound sign' - one that you may remember from many automated recorded phone messages "end by pushing the pound key".

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?