Category Archives: Video

Covid 19: Life after the pandemic

In this video, I explore a few practical changes we could see in the short to mid-term following these unusual times. You might think viral self-testing in smartphones seems far fetched? It's worth noting that Sharp introduced Geiger counters in their 'Pantone' range of phones following the Tohuku earthquake in 2011. What changes do you…
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Covid-19: Hopes of a Futurist

In this short video, I offer NO advice whatsoever. It's purely a collection of ideas i've had about how the situation could move us forward. Optimistic, yes. Naive, maybe. But - why not aim for something better than doom-saying! It's the beginning of a short content series about 'Black Swan' events - what they are,…
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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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