Enter Politics 2.0

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 22.04.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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.

What Does Your Future Hold in 2030?

Beth Britton | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

One of the great challenges within an ageing society is maintaining connectivity between the generations. Far too much of our society exists within a silo mentality, and that is also true when it comes to issues of family geography. With our global economy, many family members are often geographically isolated from each other - potentially connected only via digital communications.

We Need to Talk About Ireland

Colm OGorman | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Colm OGorman

As I walked along another Dublin street last week, exactly three decades later, I remembered that younger me. And I reached out, back in time, to him: to remember him, and to bring him into my mind and my heart as I headed into the Mansion House.

The Power of Paper in an Age of Big Data

Christian Toon | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

A few years ago, Qinetiq, a leading defence company, built a small unmanned aircraft to take pictures of its hot air balloon record attempt.

The Sword, the Printing Press and the Algorithm: Three Technologies That Changed the World

Richard Stacy | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech
Richard Stacy

It is always a good game to identify the game-changers: to reduce the complexities of history (and perhaps even the future) into simple cause and effect relationships. No more is this so than with technology, given that we like to think we are living in a technological age and thus there is always a buck to be made in either talking-up, warning of, or dismissing the impact of technology on the course of our lives and our societies.

Future Prisoners Could Be Make To LITERALLY Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech

The Oxford Martin School is a wonderful place. Earlier this week one of its off-shoots delivered the wonderful prediction that all of humanity could b...

What Television Can Learn From Yahoo

Dawn Airey | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dawn Airey

Television is still the ultimate lean-forward experience. It has shown that it can embrace digital opportunities, and is now beginning to understand how its content can be delivered and monetised worldwide in a way that wasn't possible ten years ago. As Darwin pointed out, you don't have to be the strongest to survive, you just need to be adaptable, and TV has shown that it can be just that. But there are still reefs ahead on which TV could founder. Television may be adaptable, but it is not very good at changing course quickly.

The Second Coming of Letter Writing Is Upon Us

Daniel M. Cooke | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Cooke

In today's world everything is recorded. Every little thing is captured, monitored, kept and stored, but none of it is special, none of it is treasured and kept for a reason. So instead of traipsing through conversation and email histories to find those moments that matter just write a letter, and you will say more and it will mean more to the person that you are saying it to.

'You Don't Know You're Born' and Other Tales of the Hopeless Youth of Today

Kristina Egan | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

The world's a very different and connected place now, the old tried and tested methods from 'the day' aren't going to work for us. Massive changes, like the tech revolution, have happened so quickly in a short space of time that no one knows what the hell is going on or quite how to navigate it safely into the future.

We Must Get Real About Sustainability Now to Ensure the Lifestyle We Want in 2050

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Whilst still a little way off, these technologies are already becoming a reality: challenging the prevailing perception that an environmentally friendly lifestyle can't go hand in hand with comfort and convenience.

Four Minute Warning - Two Major Shifts in Marketing Culture

Raconteur Media | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Raconteur Media

Last week, I attended The Drum's annual Four Minute Warning 'disruption day' on behalf of Raconteur. The focus was on all things future - and the ...


Amy Anka | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Today, I ask you to do something. Write a bucket list. And start working towards crossing things off the list. Think about what you REALLY want out of life. And love yourself for the person you are.

Rethinking the Way We Eat: Why Lab Meat Is Not the Solution

Lara Demirci | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lara Demirci

When the world's first lab grown burger, created by scientists led by Dutch professor Mark Post, was eaten at a news conference in London on 3 August, the reactions worldwide could not have been more different.

What is the Worth of a Degree?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Steve McCabe

Increasingly the choice of course to study at university is a matter that involves careful consideration and thought as to what is best; a process that now involves parents who will be expected to assist in providing funding.

Towards a Vision: Housing Associations and England's Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Orr

We can't afford to be caught unaware like this again. There is too much at stake: the country is in a housing crisis and needs housing associations to build homes, while millions of people around the country depend on them for shelter. These businesses need to be strong and must be able to weather even the harshest of storms.

WATCH: Naked Miley's Out Of This World

Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Fresh from her MTV EMAs controversy where she sparked up what looked like a joint on stage, Miley Cyrus has shocked again after appearing in a new mus...

Driving Driverless Cars: The Future of Urban Mobility

Intelligence Squared | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Machine intelligence is coming to drive us. This robotics-science technology will not arrive unannounced in our cars. We will not overnight have no need to learn to drive. Its just that we won't have to be driving all the time in all places.

Getting City Commuters Out of Their Car and Into the Air - SkyTran Is the Future of Urban Transport

Intelligence Squared | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Traffic is too heavy. Rush hour is too long. Highways are too narrow and byways too slight. Our roads are congested, backed-up, over-crowded, and bumper to crash-proof bumper... The urban environment as we once knew it is gone.

I Simply Do Not Know

Amy Anka | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

You are who you are because of all that you have experienced and endured up until this point. So how on earth do you forget the past and move into the now?

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Superman

Helena Eccles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

When I was asked at age four, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said: "Superman". I pursued this career choice with conviction. I wore the costume everywhere, to the shops, to friends' parties and under my school uniform, conflating expectations of my physical prowess and resulting in a very sore knee and a badly bruised ego.

Things the Future Will Hate Us For: #1

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Ben Gwalchmai

We know we're on the cusp. As a species, we almost always are. But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite ex-rocker scient...

Didn't Get The Results You Wanted Yesterday...?

Laura Whitmore | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Whitmore

Around 600,000 young people in the UK are on school holidays right now. That means unlimited sunbathing, chilling with mates and dreaming about exciting futures, right? Wrong. In fact, thousands of young people feel hopeless about life after school.