The Future of work is Grey!

Whether we like it or not most of us will need or have to work for longer before we can retire.  The old concept of retirement with final salary pensions is a thing of the past. In two years’ time... - Read more


Technology breeds counter-technology rogues

As fast as innovators develop technology for the common good, others are intent on developing ways to exploit technology for ill-gotten gains.  Electronic car locking systems can be ‘intercepted’ and cars stolen from owner’s drives.  Online fraud has been driven... - Read more


Would you be microchipped for work?

We live in an unprecedented period of surveillance.  Our lives are monitored and recorded from the time we switch on our mobile device to the time we get to work and return home.  Even our television viewing preferences are scrutinised... - Read more


Uber HGV? – you cannot be serious!

Think Uber, think taxi.  Of course, we do.  As a company that is regularly quoted as being an exponential growth business, Uber has built a global empire on the back of a mobile app. It is astonishingly successful and as... - Read more


Heathrow expansion – where do you sit?

If you languish in the London suburbs along the Heathrow flight paths, your stomach may lurch at the very thought of a third runway being built.  In the provinces, the argument may seem very convincing; however, with half of London’s... - Read more


The driverless lorry is on its way . . .

“Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive.  Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony,” Morpheus, The Matrix. Technology has arrived at a tipping point that will change our lives and the lives of... - Read more


Put the phone down!

Are we becoming a nation of amnesiacs? Judging by the constant use of phones in cars and lorries on our roads, I guess the answer must be ‘yes’.  All the messages and laws restricting the use of mobiles are still... - Read more


Modern day slavery

‘Modern-day slavery’ could almost be accused of being an oxymoron – but unfortunately, it isn’t.  It is 2017 yet in some respects we still exist in the dark ages!  Most people would be astonished to hear that slavery, for example,... - Read more


Brake before the bend . . . please!

Our love affair with vehicles and the thrill of speed is an enduring part of the human psyche.  Many of us are speed-junkies at heart.  With technology delivering high performance ‘as standard’ even basic models can now achieve impressive acceleration... - Read more


Synths – Fiction or the future?

If you are a sci-fi fan you will have enjoyed the hit series, Humans, as it tackles the proposition of how ‘humanoid’ robots – Synths - would share our world.  It’s not a new concept by any means but perhaps... - Read more

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