2005 is going to be an interesting year for politics in the UK. As well as a general election, we’ll have the presidency of the EU and will play host to the G8 leaders in the golfing grandeur of Gleneagles. Hence the week between Christmas and New Year has seen some early moves in the […]
Couple of great programmes on ‘normal’ TV over the past couple of nights. First up, the final part of ‘What We Still Don’t Know’ getting into some pretty interesting cosmology and consideration of transhumanism. The series has been built around the wonderful (Sir) Martin Rees who as well as being one of the greatest living […]
This is a really well done projection of current internet/media trends up to 2014. Only gripe is the use of flash rather than something a bit more stable/downloadable.
You might think this is strange but the person who got me into ‘ideas’ and public policy wasn’t a politician or an academic — it was Douglas Adams. As a teenager I devoured all of the Hitchhikers and Dirk Gently books finding it amazing that somebody could take all this stuff we were learning in science and […]
This week has been a heck of a ride. The Pro-Am Revolution report I co-authored with Charlie Leadbeater went a bit out of control in the media — a few reflections on this coming soon. But Cosmo Landesman has written a nice piece in the Sunday Times Review to cap off the week.