( Eight minute read.)
I ask this question because, what happens when we share the planet with self-aware, self-improving machines that evolve beyond our ability to control or understand? 1,549 more words
How smart are we?
For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly and we’re not done yet. We changed the world irrevocable and may soon transform ourselves as a species. 708 more words
( A Creepy but serious seven minute read)
Some time ago I wrote a post:
It will not be long now before you hear one fridge say to another – Your mother was a toaster. 1,776 more words
“A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…. “ BIM was invented.
To be more specific, approaching forty years ago, in a different constellation of stars (Holywood), the production design team of Star Wars needed a futuristic representation of the plans of the Death Star, Darth Vader’s menacing space station. 865 more words
Star Wars is not simply a film franchise, or as a cynic might state an effective marketing machine for a merchandise industry (which is doubtlessly why the rights were acquired by Disney), it is a phenomena that has left a deep impression in the cultural landscape. 580 more words
Hotel design is a specialism that has a short shelf life and is driven by fashion and the media. It is a cyclical process, with interior designers, branding and marketing executives, spurring each other on to find some form of novelty, resulting in a rapid turnover of concepts and ideas. 793 more words
Much has been written about the shock result of the US election and fear about the ideas of Donald Trump becoming reality. I was stunned that he could overturn conventional wisdom, but on reflection the biggest shock was that I, along with most commentators, experts, and pollsters, were so obviously out of touch with the zeitgeist. 926 more words