Category Archives: Future

Design fictions

One of the sessions I’m looking forward to at EPIC is the Design fictions workshop with Nicloas Nova and Anab Jain. ‘Design fiction?’, you ask, ‘what is that?’. Science fiction writer and futurist Bruce Sterling answers that in question this … Continue reading

Orwell vs. Huxley

Since NSA surveillance became apparent with the leaks by Edward Snowden, sales of Orwell’s 1984 have leapt. Orwell’s view of the future was one in which power deprives us of our liberties. This nice comic strip, via Farnham St blog, … Continue reading

Visions of the Future

“In the future, using the internet will be as common as using the telephone services we have today” Two ‘vision videos’ – one from Microsoft in 2011 and the other from Apple circa 1987 and the ensuing debate between two … Continue reading

Death, Digital Remains and the Network

Image Courtesy of Michele Gauler's Digital Remains project Three recent things, and something I cam across a few years back collide in what seems like an emergent interest in what happens to our digital lives, profiles and data when we die. … Continue reading

Still Spinning World

At times like these it is as well to remember that the world is still spinning, the sky has not yet fallen in and life will continue. This piece by Bruno Argento – Italian futurist, a cautious optimist, and Bruce Sterling’s twin … Continue reading

Long Shot? Long Bet

Picture cred Reading about Warren Buffet’s recent hedge fund related prediction, [“Over a ten-year period commencing on January 1, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2017, the S & P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, … Continue reading