Day nine of the ‘Blogging from A-Z Challenge’.   I’m now at number 990 and thinking about instinct.  How much of what we do is instinctive?  How much of what we think we think about before doing is a patterned behaviour which has been laid down across the millennia of human history?  How many of the … Continue reading Instinct

A year of work in progress – day 51

Day 51 – 19 March 2014 I’ve been asked to speak at the first Dynamo conference at the beginning of May.  Dynamo is a new group that has been set up to represent the ICT sector in the North East.  I’ll not get carried away however as I think there will be forty of us … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 51

A year of work in progress – day 27

Day 27 – 10 February 2014 Today I was in Slough, at O2’s offices.  I’d entered a competition to win some help from The Local Government Digital Fund.  I hadn’t expected to get anywhere but got shortlisted into the last six and was asked to present my thoughts at a Dragon’s Den style event.  I … Continue reading A year of work in progress – day 27

The beauty of languages

I’ve always wanted to speak a foreign language, to speak one properly, fluently as if I was a native.  I’ve been trying for a long time, ever since I was at school.  I’ve dabbled in French, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese and even Esperanto yet I’ve never given any of the more exotic tongues a try, such … Continue reading The beauty of languages

Intelligent design

I have either been put together over the millennia through countless trials and errors, mistakes and opportunities or I have been created at the hand of some intelligent designer.  I have either navigated a successful evolutionary path to arrive where I am today ever since I slid out of the primordial ooze or what I … Continue reading Intelligent design

Things to think about when making species un-extinct No.3

In two previous pieces I raised the topic of bringing extinct species back to life, making such things as Tasmanian Tigers and Gastric Brooding Frogs un-extinct through DNA sequencing and clever artificial fertilisation techniques.  Outside of any ethical and difficulty questions there were a few points that I thought were worth thinking about. The first … Continue reading Things to think about when making species un-extinct No.3

And man will live for evermore

Man will soon leave his flesh behind.  He will shed his skin and exist only as an electronic entity in a virtual world.  It may take a thousand years, it may take a million but the process has already begun.  We have entered the fifth evolutionary epoch  and there is no turning back. Every day … Continue reading And man will live for evermore