For me, one of the biggest issues with democracy today - and one of the biggest threats to our collective (and individual) futures is that of package politics (or party-pack politics as I shall call the system). Party-pack politics forces you to pick your politicians off a set menu, with no additions or substitutions to … Continue reading Package Deal (or No Deal)
When fallible human priests fail to fill the void, and reveal themselves to be more human than divine; we turn to man-made synthetic deities. Japan's robot priest confirms that we are looking for new gods for our new age - made in our own image, yet perfectly, and programmable. (And not all that different from … Continue reading (A)I Am
The Brave New World conference took place in the Netherlands this week. One of the biggest ideas on display was that of bio-organic, 3D printed body parts. Yes, 3D body parts have been around for a while. The list of replacement cells, arteries and organs scientists can design and manufacture is an impressive, growing one. The … Continue reading Build Your Own Body Parts – A Brave New World Indeed
This is a strange and wonderful book, filled with strange and wonderful people, and their strange and wonderful ideas. Read this book to be inspired by the power of thinking differently to everyone else - and the marvelous, amazing inventions that can be wished into existence through sheer willpower, imagination, and tenacity. You will meet … Continue reading The Odditorium
Would you go vegan if you could do so without giving up meat - or dairy? (After all, come on, what is the point of life without a cheese-board and the odd chocolate croissant to look forward to?) Well, you can. The Faux Food industry is trending - and the produce being produced is not just … Continue reading Faux Food
An old one, but a good one nonetheless. Economics made easy, with cows. SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The State takes one and gives it to your neighbour. COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The State takes both and gives you and your neighbour some of the milk. FASCISM: You have two cows. The State takes … Continue reading Ecownomics
Blood-suckers beware. If you get greedy with your profit margins, someone - some start up - leaner and hungrier will take your business. That means, lawyers, doctors, bankers watch out. Your margin is your competitors opportunity. Technology is the great democratiser of our age. If your business model extracts more value than you provide, you … Continue reading The race to zero
Is there a place for religion in business?
The end does not justify the means. The cause does not justify the means. Actions, not intentions define the man.
There comes a time every country, society and individual had to choose between Liberty and Equality; for the two are mutually exclusive. You cannot achieve equality without violating the liberty of others. Likewise the definition of liberty forces one to accept inequality. As for me, I choose freedom over fairness. I accept that I may … Continue reading Equality or Liberty?