I think it would be good to start with a quick review of my three predictions from last year. The first one was Virtual Reality (VR). I think I got this one mostly right as the Playstation VR and Oculus Rift both reached consumers within the year and received extremely good reviews as did some of… Continue reading 3 Technologies to Watch in 2017
£72,000,000,000 – the estimated value of all notes and coins in circulation in the UK. This equates to around 31 billion pieces of metal, paper, and now plastic. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get rid of all of this? Cashless societies or economies have been talked about for many years and some countries are a bit… Continue reading My Cashless Experiment
There’s a runaway train barrelling down the tracks. It will kill 5 people, but, there’s a lever you could pull to divert the train and it will then kill only 1 person. What do you do? This is the trolley problem. Everyone has heard something similar and there are an infinite number of variants. I… Continue reading The Problem with Trolley Problems
The Internet of Things. A bit of a buzzword since it’s inception in the late 1990’s by a guy called Kevin Ashton (a Brit by the way). Almost every day we hear some companies hot take, hear about some start-up developing new hardware, hear about an incumbent building ‘yet another IoT innovation lab’, and almost… Continue reading The IoT Iceberg
UK FinTech (Financial Technology) is on fire at the moment and one of the start-ups at the forefront is a challenger bank called Mondo. Mondo is still a relatively small start-up with somewhere in the region of £7 million of Venture Capital funding with Eileen Burbidge’s Passion Capital funding £6 million and the other £1 million… Continue reading A Month with Mondo
The internet, coupled with mobile, has been a force to be reckoned with for almost every industry. Travel Agents have been made obsolete by Expedia, SkyScanner, Kayak and a whole host of others. The traditional taxi business has been massively disrupted by Uber and Lyft. Retail is now a very different beast thanks to the… Continue reading Should the High Street Banks be worried?
We’re all well aware of the popular business model that is ‘X as a Service’ (XaaS) where by, typically a business, will pay for something like Software but it is delivered remotely, in the case of Software via a Thin Client rather than via Download or a CD (whatever those are). This means that users… Continue reading Everything as a Subscription