The Caring Future
One of the questions I used to dislike the most when a kid was ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ You’re like 12 years old and you have no idea what you might like to do at 20, let alone 40. All you really want is for school to be over ...
Spanish Bridges & Economic Choices
Spain’s banking system, the pride and joy of President Rodriguez Zapatero, is in a shambles on equal footing to the other members of the European ‘Finance’ Club
Science and the Problem of Time Travel
Does the concept of time travel belong solely to the
realm of science fiction or is it a possibility?
On Personal Identity and Other Minds
Upon contemplating the prospect of aging and dying, I become
distressed and realize I would prefer to continue living in a
youthful body. I find that there is a company"New You
Services" which offers a solution to my problem.
The Eight Horsemen
of 2012 (The Apocalypse)
Paul Dale Roberts, Futurologist
Why is 2012 so significant? Should we be worried? Should
we even care?
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single sniff"
- not exactly the Lao Tzu quote that made the philosopher famous,
but its close enough. Point being, do cities or countries
possess a unique odour?
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
by Charles Yu
Sam North review
This a novel about the perfect time you will never have with the perfect girl you will never meet, in a life never lived in a time that never happened and a dog called Ed
Director: Joseph Kosinski
a thinking persons sci-fi movie, stylish, beautiful to look at channeling Tarkovskiy
The Brick Internet
The Internet kinda sucks. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Internet. It is the greatest invention since at least movable type and perhaps since writing itself. But it is still so primitive that it is barely past the “stone knives and bear skins” stage of technology.
Travelling with your iPad
The iPad is now well established as the world's ultimate personal entertainment companion. For many people, it is also now an indispensable travel accessory.
Consumer Consumed, or: Harnessing the Cheapest Labor of It AllYours!
Dr. Claudia K. Grinnell
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Web 2.0
What is web 2.0? Many people, rightfully suspicious, ask about
the meaning of this new buzzword. Is it a bubble or hype in the
style of the "new economy" of the last century?
On Speculative Fiction
Why is it so hard to get the future right?
I grew up on Philip K Dick and his fantasies about global nuclear war, robots that were indistinguishable from people and a world engulfed by consumerism.
Is there a future for the car?
The key to public transport in cities is
reliabity, price, accessibity and safety. A city that does not
reinvest in a constant cycle in people-moving will die.
A full moon adorned the night sky above
the city. Her gaze penetrated the steel and concrete lattice of
streets below and illuminated the body of a male who identified
himself only as "Archos"
by Paolo Bacigalupi (YA Fiction)
'A brilliant thrilling insight into
America's Post-Oil Future'
Sam Hawksmoor review
The Windup Girl
Sam North review
Brilliant insight into our terrifying future after a population crash. Stunning and vivid biogenetic noir.
Directed by Rian Johnson
Starring Joe Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis
Terrific scifi thriller that delivers one hell of a punch