The law of unintended consequences

Change can be complicated.  There is often resistance, time needed to adapt and nostalgia for the way things were and the possibility that it might not work.  But as a species, we are always changing – who we are, where we are, how we do things, what we do and what we use.  If we … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences

Can technology make a silk purse from a sow’s ear?

One of my favourite films is Disney’s Robots, the story of a young idealistic inventor who journey to the city to meet his inspiration, only to find that the world is being taken over by shiny new robots, with old and damaged ones being sent to the ‘chop shop’ In our highly disposable world, the … Continue reading Can technology make a silk purse from a sow’s ear?