Category Archives: Futurology

If not Basic Income, then what?

I’ve seen the concept of basic income popping up in a lot of places recently, even mainstream news sites & magazines. I’m going to be completely honest & say that while I know basically how it works, I haven’t delved … Continue reading

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Not now, I’m busy being four people

I saw this map of most common professions by state, by year, the other day and it’s interesting to see the professions change as technology advances. In 1978 it’s pretty evenly divided between farmers, secretaries and factory workers. By 1987, … Continue reading

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Trouble at t’Mill

We got snow last night here, around 6-8 inches. Strong winds meant it drifted in places. The plows had been out during the night and the main roads were snow-covered but drivable. Buses were running (buses are almost always running, … Continue reading

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Bow before your God

We have a TV in our living room and where to put it was, initially, rather a puzzle. We have an open plan main floor and the part of the room that is not kitchen (i.e. tiled), is the living … Continue reading

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The Pet Shop of Doctor Moreau

Way back when, I always believed that the big moneymaker of the 21st century would be for whoever could get puppies and kittens to stay puppies and kittens forever. Sure, there would be potential applications for humans – eternal youth, … Continue reading

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