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The Rise of the Machines

1 Comment 21 May 2012

Are we slowly sucking the fun out of life? I refer of course to the news that Google has been given the go ahead to launch a self driven car in Nevada. That’s right. A car that drives itself without the need for human intervention. Continue Reading

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How Smart/Dumb are you?

2 Comments 10 May 2012

Yesterday I posed five questions that technology and other leading companies pose their candidates in job interviews. Continue Reading

Future Tech

Are You Feeling Smart?

1 Comment 09 May 2012

When’s the last time you interviewed for a job? It’s been many years for me and after reading a recent article in the Guardian about the interviewing approach at Google and other tech companies I’m quite relieved because I suspect there would be no job at the end of it for me. Continue Reading

Future Tech

Science Fiction: has China got it right?

8 Comments 14 September 2011

My fellow writers Damien G Walter and Mark Charan Newton recently published excellent posts on a topic that has been swirling around my own head for some weeks: the future for science fiction. As both point out, China is now the largest market for science fiction writing. The reason for this is quite astounding. According to Damien:

“China is the world’s manufacturing powerhouse. But it doesn’t invent or design the things it manufactures… China wants to capture the creativity and imagination of the culture that has produced companies like Google and Apple. So researchers talked to people involved with those and other companies to see what factors they had in common. Guess what the answer was? They all read Science Fiction.” Continue Reading


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