A vision for 2070

Today I’m participating in a meeting called Optimistic Futures, organised by the Service Innovation Lab, InternetNZ, and Victoria University – three organisations with which I have an association. Here is my own broad vision for what I’d like the world to look like in 2070. We have solved the big, wicked problems. The environment is…

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Thoughts on Lorde and BDS

I was contacted by Radio New Zealand this morning, who asked if I had any thoughts about Lorde’s recent decision to cancel her concert in Tel-Aviv, in support of BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions).  This is what I told them. It’s complicated. A lot more complicated than most people can take in or are willing…

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Good-bye, Landline!

Our home landline phone number gets switched off today. When we got our first landline, it was provided by the Post Office.  We had a four-week wait – I guess they were too busy delivering letters. When we got our current number after moving into the neighbourhood, it was only six digits.  We got a…

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Farewell, Julian Carver

Very early this year, one of my closest friends, Julian Carver, died. This post told the story of his death from my perspective, along with my learnings from the experience. Sadly, one of Julian’s surviving family members has asked me to remove this post, as “it’s too soon”.  In respect to them, I have removed…

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