Wednesday, 29 June 2016

On failure

Simon Brown
I have failed.
Failed to protect my family from Simon Brown of skignz Limited.
His one and only talent is his ability to be totally plausible when lying and I was too late in seeing it.
He has stolen my business, stolen my ideas, stolen my possessions ... but worst of all is what he gave me. He gave me the knowledge that I could not protect the most vulnerable member of my family from a man who is totally morally bankrupt. A man without honour.
I have failed.
Let this be a warning to anyone who deals with this man.
His lies will convince you, his affability charm you .. but he is hollow. No creativity, a fragile ego, a misogynist, a bully, a pretend man. A human simulacrum. Be wary.
I have failed.
My future has been ripped from me.
My widow will condemn my action as cowardly.
So be it.
I have failed.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Is Social Media Promoting Isolation Among Our Children?

My argument is, no. The opposite.

Why?

 The ancient humans that came out of Africa were used to living in close-knit communities where a neighbour was seldom more than a glance away. Tribal communities across the world show how children are within easy reach of each other; congregating continually to play, explore, learn and even sleep. Transport systems mean families no longer need to live together. Children are scattered over large distances. Many are completely isolated from their age group and more are limited to just a few local friends.

Social media brings children – especially teenagers – together. They may be physically separated by many miles but the ability for them to chat, exchange images and generally interact is helping them back to the 'normal' state of once again being social animals.

 Modern life, up to the end of the last millennium, deprived our children of so much social contact as to be incalculable. Social media is helping to redress the imbalance.

The advent of driverless cars will be the next huge upheaval of modern society. Safe, unchaperoned transport for everyone: the very old, the very young, and everyone in between - even animals and goods. Driverless cars are not just about freeing up a business person's time to do more while in transit. My daughter will be able to send her children off to see their friends, picking up others on the way, to a common, safe destination where they can get about the business of being children among children. And take them all safely back home.

 I have huge hopes that social media and other technologies will be able to mend some of the broken social structures of the past.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Evolving Universe

The Universe is heading towards its demise. Either by spreading so thin that the protons start to decay, or by collapsing in a huge crunch.

If nothing's done this will happen.

Guaranteed.

But maybe we can do something. And by we I mean intelligent life. 

And maybe this is precisely why we're here. To work it out. To work out how to survive beyond the normal lifespan of this Universe.

Am thinking though, we're going to have to work together on this.

So why not start now?

Just sayin'.