Will you join me on my rocket trip to the constellation Aquarius? Or should we stay put and hope the current political spasm will pass? After all, Ukip didn't win the Stoke by-election, so maybe that spasm has already passed. On the other hand, Labour lost in Copeland, so its long slide into oblivion continues. Conclusion? I'm on my way to the inter-stellar ticket office. See you there.
This is an opportunity for any discriminated-against community, and the good news is that STEM jobs are projected to grow at skyrocketing rates in the coming years. According to research, the UK will need almost 1.3 million STEM professionals by 2020, but universities and colleges are only graduating around 71,000 STEM students each year.
That's when we sat down with one of our mentors for lunch at our local sushi place and told him about all our issues. We told him that we were considering postponing our launch yet again. That's when he gave my co-founder, Joris, and I the most valuable advice ever. Just get on with it and RELEASE the app! It is NEVER going to be perfect.
With Nintendo and Sega having recently launched new retro plug-and-play consoles, gaming fans are once again firmly split in their allegiance. Having reignited an old rivalry, here are four reasons why you should do the right thing and side with Sonic and the Mega Drive.
Hike up the contrast; toothbrush the dark areas; make it bright, brighter, brighter still until you have to turn down the brightness on your phone display because it hurts your eyes to look at. You've got to blind your followers with your ultra-luxe life. Make them swoon. Make them envy you. A whole 623 people are counting on you to do this. Don't stop now.
It is easy to see the benefits of biometrics as a supplement, and perhaps even a replacement, to traditional identification measures. Biometric factors of identity cannot be lost or forgotten, they are things that everyone carries around with them at all times
Diversity is the buzzword in everything from workshops to expos and conferences and everything in-between, but what about in the workplace? It's all too easy to get execs to give talks and bold statements or host glitzy awards about the importance of diversity and yet it's still so difficult to find actual examples of growth and success.
Everyone knows what a minimum viable product is, right? It's what you build to test your assumptions before you build the bells and whistles version of your product? Well kind of, yes, but also kind of no.
A lot of this comes back to the filter bubble. By now, most of us are familiar with the damage it can cause. If you're perpetually fed with what you like, you lose contact with the real world. And the more you encounter the same opinions, the worse it gets.
This is what using CGI and VFX brings. It makes the impossible possible in the context of a great ad. And it's very important to realise that the reverse is not true. CGI does NOT make a great ad just by making the impossible possible.
It is not so much the big innovations that improve life as the countless incremental improvements in quality and usability of products and services. The motor car has continually become safer, more connected and more fuel efficient over the years. We currently have significant problems with pollution, traffic accidents and congestion.
Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?
All organisations plan for fires, floods, or any other type of incident that impacts business resilience, why should cyber security be any different? The purpose of a Security Playbook is to provide all members of an organisation with a clear understanding of their responsibilities regarding cyber security - before, during and after a security incident.
If we, as consumers, are being led by our emotions and what works best for us as individuals, then it follows that companies need to start playing to their strengths, and working out how best they can gain our emotional connection.
Truth and trust appear to be the same sides of a coin. Technology has not created the fake news problem, nor is it responsible for the erosion of trust in our institutions. I remain optimistic about technology being part of a solution to provide checks and balances on the humans' intent on exploiting its strengths to weaken society.
How are world class employees meant to deliver world class performance if the tools they are given are holding them back? In the digital age, poor IT equals poor productivity. Nothing more and nothing less. It's time for a change, a culture shift, to empower employees and drive productivity.
What does the word 'manipulation' mean to you? Perhaps your instant reaction is that 'manipulation' has negative connotations; i.e. something is being done to gain an outcome that is only in the interest of the person doing the manipulating. Is this fair?
Can you remember the first time you watched Back to the future's DeLorean time machine speed towards its time travel speed of 88 miles per hour? Or did you dream of hearing your canine friend speak after seeing the translation collar in Pixar's Up?