The reality of virtual reality

In Oslo air­port last month I saw this table dis­play in an elec­tron­ics shop. “Vir­tu­al Real­i­ty starts here”, it says. Two VR devices were offered for sale: the Sam­sung Gear VR, and a smart­­phone-based unit by Homi­do, which was sell­ing for 699 NOK (about £63, although it would have been cheap­er then, pre-Brex­it ref­er­en­dum). The pre­vi­ous month […]

How to cope with the future?

I don’t know if you’ve been fol­low­ing the news, but things have been bloody hec­tic here in the Unit­ed King­dom in the past few weeks. It’s all quite con­fus­ing; day-to-day life goes on large­ly as usu­al for most of us, while we’re exposed to a state of break­neck change all around. The micro-future seems as pre­dictable […]