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I’ve decided I’m in favour of NHS privatisation. Why? It seems we can’t shake the myth that public sector can not make bold or useful changes. Meantime there are lots of great, socially minded enterprises out there which are delivering a fantastic service and just solving the problem. I’ve just been in one of them (Circle Partnerships) having a knee operation. It was a brilliant experience. From the warm smiles and efficient welcomes, to waving goodbye as…

Ambition, 1961 I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. JFK Ambition, 2013 The UK will aim to double its…

I have to cut this from a presentation, but I just wanted to share it with someone before I do so that it’s not completely wasted. We live in an era of great change. The post-industrial society has spread across the world as fast as the economic globalisation which has driven it. The workers of the knowledge society have grown articulate, used to thinking for ourselves. Abundance in manufacturing, agriculture, and social welfare has freed…

wThis is summary notes from an essay (“Forthcoming Major Revolution in Global Dialogue”) which goes quite deeply into the opportunities for robots / artificial intelligence to engage meaningfully with us. However in reading it, it became obvious that there was more to it than that. It is a great analysis of the modes and capabilities of modern communications technologies, and the social opportunities which arise from them. It provides a great road map of how to…