Category Archives: Communications & Technology

Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Bitcoin is the new media darling, but is it the right kind of attention? Is Bitcoin something you should be paying attention to? What is the good, the bad, and the ugly about this new cryptocurrency?Continue Reading

[Review] Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

[Review] Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

Expectations were set high for the British Library’s most recent look at the history of propaganda – the methods it uses, the topics it focuses on and the ubiquity of its existence.Continue Reading

Stop Watching Us! PRISM, Surveillance and the Hierarchy of Privacy

Stop Watching Us! PRISM, Surveillance and the Hierarchy of Privacy

The dramatic travels of Edward Snowden keep us suitably enthralled, however it’s important that we don’t allow a focus on the whistleblower to overshadow the far more impacting societal issues the saga continues to shine light upon.Continue Reading

Kickstarter Roundup for Futurists – May/June 2013

Kickstarter Roundup for Futurists – May/June 2013

Crowdsourced funding is going from strength to strength these days, and when the Pebble ePaper Watch achieved more than 10,000% of its funding goal to raise $10,266,845 the new era had officially arrived.Continue Reading

Taking a Digital Holiday: Are We Digital Natives or Addicts?

Taking a Digital Holiday: Are We Digital Natives or Addicts?

It was quite clear that I had become habitual in my smartphone use over and beyond its capacity to enhance my lifestyle, mindless in my use that allowed impulsive behaviour patterns to lead the way. I was a digital addict, and my paraphernalia of choice was manufactured by Samsung working in tandem with those Android peddlers over at Google.Continue Reading

9 Futurist Predictions for 2013

9 Futurist Predictions for 2013

Since the new year must bring some new predictions here are nine areas that I think will see important milestones or changes in public sentiment in 2013.Continue Reading