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This is the transcript from my talk at TEDxOxbridge last weekend. —————– If you a have a phone, take it out and hold it up. This device makes us magicians: At any time, from any where, we can know almost ANYTHING that is known to mankind. Ok – hands down. But what is truly extraordinary about this device… … is that this man has one too. He uses his to get stock updates -…

Every. Single. Day. Every single day there’s another damned petition to sign. Is it about anything sensible or reasonable? No. It’s about trying to prevent only the most stupid / villainous / malicious / self-serving people from doing the most ludicrous and outrageously stupid things they could ever possibly dream up to do. It makes me wonder: when are we going to get petition fatigue? NEVER. And here’s why: Because passivity is exactly what they…

Written by MIT researchers for an international think tank, the Club of Rome, the study used computers to model several possible future scenarios. The business-as-usual scenario estimated that if human beings continued to consume more than nature was capable of providing, global economic collapse and precipitous population decline could occur by 2030. However, the study also noted that unlimited economic growth was possible, if governments forged policies and invested in technologies to regulate the expansion…

@SaveFarmTerrace tweeted me yesterday: https://twitter.com/SaveFarmTerrace/statuses/283991533353566208 So I’ve written a letter to the Mayor. Right now the comment is held in moderation so I’m posting it here just in case. Please try to post any follow up comments at http://dorothythornhill.mycouncillor.org.uk/2012/12/04/farm-terrace-decision-a-side-issue-on-housing/#respond and not on this blog. — This seems like a great idea! More decent homes is just what Watford needs. If you’re to preserve Watford as being a fantastic place to live, there needs to be…