Amazon is in the news, yet again (when isn’t it?). This time it’s for ‘Amazon Sidewalk‘: it aims to connect together every Echo speaker and
My new novel, ‘Tales of the Riverbank’, has been published. It’s a first, tentative step back into creative writing for me—a return to the days
I’ve written before about the need to better integrate technology and policymaking — in 360-degree policy making, policy making in the digital age, and many
How can we improve policy making to make it more effective — not just for politicians and policy makers, but citizens, organisations and communities too?
I suspect it would be hard to find many people who disagree with empowering citizens (although I have encountered a few). Public services need to
Can policymakers learn from games? I think so – or, to be more formal, they can certainly learn from synthetic environments. Programmes like Sim City seem more
Privacy seems to have an image problem: it seems acceptable for it to be sidelined and sometimes even ridiculed in public. We hear the Stalinesque
Dateline: the near future Setting: the Old Bailey. A tense, invitation-only event. A spectacle of the kind that London has made its own since long
So identity is back mainstreaming in the news once more from Bill Goodwin at Computer Weekly to Kim Cameron’s podcast on Idealgovernment, which is provoking a healthy mix of
When I mention robots in my talks, I often detect a snigger or two from the audience. It seems that many people initially think they’re
An interesting day yesterday providing evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into how the Government makes use of scientific and technological evidence.
Some years back (well, the late 1990’s to be precise), I started setting out a vision of what I thought a future state might look