On mob mentality

The Lottery

Shirley Jackson's collection of dystopian short-form fiction The Lottery (and other stories) is a stark reminder of the fragility, banality and horror of the un-scrutinised human condition. It's all too easy to slip into group-think that priorities the "greater good" over the individual life. And once we have accepted that, it is a slippery slope to treating people … Continue reading The Lottery

The Blockchain Revolution

"How the technology behind Bitcoin is changing money, business and the world." The book's blurb is on the money. Blockchain technology is revolutionary. Forget bitcoin, The ICO bubble and the global crypto mania craze. The blockchain behind the hype is where all the real action is at right now. Essentially, the Blockchain is the new … Continue reading The Blockchain Revolution

Chaos Theory

Meet Langton's Ant. Here he is, making his first 200 moves according to the simple set of rules that run the entirety of his very simple little computer-programed world: He lives on an infinite grid of little squares which all start out whit If he steps on a white square, it turns black, he turns 90° … Continue reading Chaos Theory