Rather than throw ourselves deeper into technology, we argue doing the opposite when it comes to surging past our creative boundaries: go low-tech and stay away from Internet technologies!
I'm from the corporate tech world, by which I mean that we don't make robots that can light barbecues - although a few of our staff might work on such creations in their spare time. I'm part of an organisation which, I think, has all the traits I listed above: great staff, a strong leadership team and a personality.
The dawn of a New Year is a looking forward to what is to come and for reflection, a time for taking stock. There are two things we know will happen during 2014...
Put simply, producing a 3D printed gun is akin to making a ladder from dried pasta. It IS possible but totally impractical. There are very affordable, easily available machinery and parts from retailers such as B&Q that could contribute to the manufacture of a firearm far more efficiently.
Iran's announcement that it has sent a monkey into space has caused a bit of a stir. Space exploration- that highest frontier of transformative technology pushing out beyond the Earth- has long reigned as futuristic and radical as science can get.
In the same way that British new wave band, Buggles sang about video killing the radio star back in the late seventies, so mobile is now taking over from the Web. Today more and more people read the news on their smart devices using the mobile versions of publications.
Here's a snapshot of the streets of Jakarta, on what could be any day of the week: 4 wheeled traffic, a fair few of which are covered in English Premier League football club stickers, crawling... Jams punctuated with swarms of buzzing motor scooters, weaving and snaking through every gap.
SPIROS MARGARIS - THE BRAVE STEP The Win-Win Fee Model is a new intuitive fee business model for the financial industry in the new win-win market seg...
The idea of sustainability has been around for a while and whilst many businesses are starting to realise the economic, social and environmental benefits of operating much more sustainably, we now need to go beyond incremental change. Only by influencing the nature of the systems in which they operate can businesses create a context in which they can innovate for long-term success.
It's been quite a story, I'll give you that - Bitcoin was valued at $13 a unit at the beginning of the year and crossed the $1,000 barrier this week. Some have even suggested that it is a currency which will revolutionise the world of commerce. This is as fantastical as it comes.
In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...