Never Mind the Bo**ocks – Digital is a Counterculture the Establishment Channel is still Struggling to Understand

Digital is Punk Rock. It’s irreverent, it has its own language, it is inhabited by people and a culture that sound alien and unnerving to many.  Most importantly, most in it don’t care if the mainstream doesn’t like it or doesn't get it. It is also going to change so much more than the music we listened to on Top of the Pops – but the way we talk, see ourselves, the world we live in, and we will look back on it in decades not as something that was absorbed into the mainstream, but as something that become it. So, never mind the bo**cks, the question is, if Digital is Punk Rock, who in the establishment will still be around to say they were there?

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Catapulting IoT into the heart of the COMMUNIoTY – Creating a Start-up Society

Don’t you just love a big political program launch. A politician stands behind a podium and explains how we could all, if nudged, or brought together, or if we acted more responsibly, or thought about others, or were thought for by others, will have a much better and happier existence. Always makes me smile when … Continue reading Catapulting IoT into the heart of the COMMUNIoTY – Creating a Start-up Society

Why ‘trust’ in the Digital world isn’t good Enough – Why blockchain is going to shake up industries whose contracts promise much – Managed Services Providers beware, and bye-bye to the Airline Delay Claims Industry

Blockchain has become synonymous with Bitcoin. Bitcoin is better known for being the currency of choice that ransomware attackers use to extort their victims.  But the underpinning technology that makes this digital currency viable, a Blockchain, is far more than just a tool for the finance industry or a way of creating digital currencies. Blockchain … Continue reading Why ‘trust’ in the Digital world isn’t good Enough – Why blockchain is going to shake up industries whose contracts promise much – Managed Services Providers beware, and bye-bye to the Airline Delay Claims Industry

The nudge home – connected living for my mother and low-level care intelligence for me – life lived augmented not anxiously

When Aldous Huxley wrote in his 1932 dystopian novel Brave New World that, "Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards,”, little did he know he would become one of the most quoted ‘futurists’ warning of the dangers of future technology submission. Thankfully I am a natural optimist, and my … Continue reading The nudge home – connected living for my mother and low-level care intelligence for me – life lived augmented not anxiously

Interview with Technology Chiefs

Really pleased to be interviewed by Technology Chiefs .... fantastic new initiative to share the thoughts and passions of technology leaders (and me). Where I share .."my passion for the art of story telling and why he's excited about a Bristol company doing amazing things with Open Source and 3D Printing...." http://technologychiefs.com/chief-thinking/technology-chiefs-interview-chris-gabriel/