Thanks to GPS we seldom get lost these days. This is a good thing. Occasionally we discover that roads are closed or no longer exist, or perhaps they exist but are not on the GPS service you are using. In short, sometimes technology fails us. But it is not the fault of technology –it is…

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It’s hard to write about political changes without talking about politics. It’s said that if you do not accept change yourself, you will be rendered irrelevant and eventually perish. Change is one of the hardest processes to swallow, both as an individual and as a society that flourishes on the idea that what exists is…

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Imagine a future guided by the principles found in the pre-computation era of science-fiction (everything prior to the 50s); a culture that tackles the holistic challenges, where social changes are cherished and respected; a culture in which innovators and leaders understand that vision, passion and creation are the backbone of progress and development. Imagine a world where…

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“From the moment I could speak I was ordered  to listen…” Cat Stevens, or Yusuf Islam as he is now known, wrote those sad yet perceptive words a long time ago in his unforgettable ballad, Father & Son.  These words are sad because they are true. We have been conditioned to perform, to serve and to…

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There is an old chart that shows the penetration of new technologies and how long it took the telephone, radio, TV, Internet, Facebook, and Angry Birds to reach to 50 million users. It’s not the speed that bothers me, the comparison is not a real one as it’s more a question of infrastructure than anything…

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Much of today’s world is designed around the width of two horses’ arses. Why so? Well, all of our roads and railways and everything that travels on them follows more or less the same dimensions as the original means of transport in Ancient Rome – a chariot, for which some of the first roads were…

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We often talk about how mankind is the ultimate being on earth. That we are the smartest, most resourceful and the most ingenuitive. Why then, are we slowly losing control of our world to technology that we created to serve us? Or did we? To paraphrase a short scene from Roddy Doyle’s wonderful book/film The…

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