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( 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

The Future

BIM - A New Hope?

“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

Architectural Metaphor

Star Wars Identities – 'The Force' as an allegory for good design!

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

Architectural Metaphor

Have you been to Sleep yet? Bedtime stories from the Design Industry.

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

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The end of the professional Politician? The writing’s on that damned Wall.

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

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THE BEADY EYE SAYS: Human Intelligence Needs Artificial Intelligence.

( A seven minute read, dedicated to my friend Bill)

As we rapidly move towards a human centric intelligent Society – a network of data, artificial intelligence that is mimicking the human brain on more and more levels, with the thinking being done for us by machine learning. 1,649 more words

The Future

Click Bait in the Age of the Feuilleton

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a strange book. Written in the 1930s, it is set in the future, and in that it is similar to… 905 more words