Get ready for Singularity: it’s closer to reality than we think

Hooked to a computer, your brain will be able to answer a question before you even knew to ask it I HAVE spent a lot of the past week checking out Ray Kurzweil’s world after reading Carole Cadwalladr’s interview with him in The Observer. It is a pretty eye-opening experience. Google’s new director of engineering estimates that computers Read more about Get ready for Singularity: it’s closer to reality than we think[…]

Rainbow Loom: the craze that makes the internet look good

The rubber-band bracelet craze: ‘somehow digital feels better when it produces something real’ I was delighted to see the Duchess of Cornwall wearing a Rainbow Loom bracelet on her Canadian tour (pictured below). Since Camilla is the grandmother of a seven-year-old girl, my suspicions are that this was a present from her. As the owner Read more about Rainbow Loom: the craze that makes the internet look good[…]

Google Cardboard: tech giant staffers think outside the box

Blurring the distinction between the real and virtual worlds: Google takes another step down the road One of the things I’ve admired most about Google as an employer is its 20 per cent rule: it allows and encourages its employees to spend 20 per cent of their time on projects that don’t align with their Read more about Google Cardboard: tech giant staffers think outside the box[…]