What’s Wrong With the 24/7 Culture?

24/7 culture is here to stay

24/7 culture is here to stay

The Debate: What’s Wrong With the 24/7 Culture?

Following news that the EU is pondering regulation against the 24/7 culture for employees, we discuss whether how you spend your time should be subject to restrictive legislation for your well being or whether you should decide. Read more…

The Car of Tomorrow Is Arriving Today

Google’s automated, self-driving car

Google’s automated, self-driving car

The Car of Tomorrow Is Arriving Today

There’s been lots of news and noise recently about the driverless car. This is the future and is hurtling towards us from all directions as companies race to corner the market and the public waits, wondering about safety and such like.

Started in the USA, the idea is now approved for public trials in automated shuttles in the UK. The automated vehicle industry is being born. Read more…

For a Good Laugh, Try This Fictional World

Gentle humour at its best in fictional world

Gentle humour at its best in fictional world

From Designer to Screenwriter: A Review of Scarfolk

For a Good Laugh, Try This Fictional World

Would you think a designer would have a life’s career doing just that? Not nowadays. And not for the man behind a brilliant piece of comedic and slightly surreal writing about a fictional world.

We all have different perspectives on what is funny. It might be verbal humour, physical-slapstick style comedy or toilet/sexual innuendo that turns us on.

Or it may be the clever, well-written spoof that strikes a chord with the memory and the often absurd ways the world is run nowadays. Read more…

What’s On Next in the World of Cinema?

What does the future hold for film-making aside from obvious technological advances?

What does the future hold for film-making aside from obvious technological advances?

Cinema is always big news. Leaving aside the technological filmic developments which are as easy to predict as what technology people will be buying into ten years from now, what other developments are we likely to see to do with movies?

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New Year Doom Scenarios Need Not Get Us Down

Are doom scenarios just scaremongering or should we be afraid?

Are doom scenarios just scaremongering or should we be afraid?

Doom scenarios are often the flavour of the early weeks of a new year. Doom about the future of the earth, of the humankind species and our entire culture. We are all killing everything worthwhile about our earth and are all going to hell in handcart.

Only time proves or disproves these kinds of annual scares, but it is worth considering some of the less wilder ones.

Professor Stephen, the famous physicist, warned before Christmas that humanity may have allowed a Terminator-style creation to spell the end, the nemesis of human beings’ time in charge of the planet.

The man behind PayPal and the Tesla electric car, Elon Musk, gave credence to the view by stating ‘we are summoning the demon’ with our embracing of artificial intelligence.

In early December, the Sunday Telegraph gave a big spread to Michael Hanlon’s assessment of the seven most plausible threats to all we hold dear ‘to keep you awake at night.’ Read more…