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Coming Soon: The Roaring 2020’s

My new book is on the way! It's called 'The Roaring 2020s: A Guide to thriving in a decade that's changing faster than you think!' (Does anyone get the James Cagney reference in the title?) :) This one is as broad-ranging as the 'Future is Now', but hopes to offer the best advice I can…
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2025 – Innovate or Die: A Futurist’s View on Industrial Relations

Originally written for UNISON. Republished with kind permission here. It’s impossible to explore the future of industrial relations without first looking at how the world of work is evolving. Traditional models of full-time employment are being eroded by the growth of self-employment. Included in this is the rise of freelancing. Of the 4.8m self-employed people in…
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2025 – The Rise of Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology involves the engineering and design of biological systems with a practical purpose in mind. Another way of describing it is the creation of biological machinery. To accomplish it successfully, it requires a multidisciplinary and integrative approach. This includes the disciplines of biology, computer science, engineering, genetics and medicine. Much of it is an extension of…
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2025 – The Rise of Neural Interfaces

You may be unfamiliar with the term 'Neural interfaces' (NI). Let's start by defining what they are. Very simply, they are interfaces that facilitate a direct connection between our nervous system and computers. The system requires machines to interpret electromagnetic signals from the brain and in return to send modulated signals back to us in a…
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