Technology continues to disrupt the world we live in. Newspapers are digital. Cars are electric. Amazon and iTunes are the department and music stores of today. Visiting travel agents has been replaced by e-tickets and online check-in and whistling for a taxi by the push of a button with the likes of Uber.
In business terms, the transportation industry is enjoying something of a "rock and roll" moment. The advent of e-commerce and digitalization, and the emergence of new, 'disruptive' technologies have given the industry more media airtime in recent years than it has arguably ever enjoyed before...
New technologies can inspire and facilitate teaching, working arrangements and communication, but they can also introduce new kinds of crime, disorders and anti-social behaviour.
We all know that tech has the potential to change lives for millions of people living with a disability. In recent years we have seen a couple of big breakthroughs that have opened up the arena for designers and developers. Namely 3D printing, the Internet of Things and Big Data are all huge areas of potential aid that hasn't yet been fully unlocked.
My practice is all about displacing people and ideas from their natural habitats, prizing them out of their comfortable environment to see w...
If competition ends up as being a fight to the finish, then we need a new way of thinking about economic success.
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.
This Friday, ten companies will make their final pitches in Virgin Media Business' Pitch to Rich competition. Although the event will take place in Sh...
The UK faces a deficit of 340,000 engineers by 2020. Only 6% of Britain's engineers are female. China produces 20-times more engineers than the UK every year, and one in three of them are women. At school and university women outperform men in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Indeed, the few who do become engineers enjoy it - 98% of women engineers find their job rewarding. Who wouldn't? It is therefore incomprehensible that 93% of parents would not support their daughters in pursuing a career in engineering.
Faced with 59.5 million forcibly displaced people also forces the world to reconsider how we position ourselves in creating a future that does not become a holding pattern for misery, but rather a movement where we make the best of what we have.
Science is unlikely to garner much mainstream media coverage in the lead up to the vote, making initiatives such as Scientists for EU all the more important. EU membership greatly benefits science in the UK and it is vital that the wider public is made aware of this, before it is too late.