First of its kind Economist study ranks countries’ vulnerability to automationRead more "Is any country ready for an automated world?"
How can greed be good for the planet? Perhaps because there’s a growing consensus that there’s money to be made from a sustainable global economy.Read more "Is greed good for the planet?"
Societal disruption is fast approaching, it’s time to talk about itRead more "Back to the future (of work)"
There has arguably never been a better time to explore space, thanks to technological breakthroughs.Read more "Per ardua ad astra"
The tone of the 2017 WEF annual meeting reflects a generalized fear of instability and uncertainty. In Europe and the US, the two places I spent most of this year, 2016 will not be remembered fondly for reasons that probably don’t need to be spelled out. However, from a personal point of view, this has […]Read more "Uncertainty: a certainty in 2017"
Weighing up the opportunities and challenges, where a highly experimental project has a big comms potential but no guarantee of success.Read more "Solar Impulse: a comms conundrum"
My video about ABB’s activities in Silicon Valley, featuring #bertrandpiccard and pizza-making robots! https://youtu.be/dwtmUZWcAMcRead more "My video about ABB’s activities in Silicon Valley"
You may not have noticed, but we are in the midst of a robot revolution. Robots have been around for a long time in an industrial setting and now they’re ready to join us in our homes. Should we welcome them in or do they pose an existential threat? These were some of the questions […]Read more "Outsourcing Our Humanity"
Get used to a world in which virtually everything in the physical world is tagged and identifiable on the internet. Not just white goods like fridges or dishwashers, but tables, chairs and other everday objects…all talking to each other and creating more efficiency in business and daily life. This is the vision of a planet […]Read more "My Furniture Is Talking About Me. Should I Care?"
So let’s imagine branding for cars is outlawed. Flashy logos or bright colours are banned. Go-faster stripes (which might encourage young would-be drivers) are, of course, out of the question. “Extra Strength” diesel models are sold only in unattractive mould green packaging. Bumper stickers with official warnings (“Air pollution kills more Americans than breast and […]Read more "Warning: Driving Kills"