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Out of Our Pockets and Into the Wild [MoCo, London]

Robot toasters, connected refrigerators, coffee maker temperature sensors telling your mobile it’s time for coffee – our lives become more connected by the day. But do we humans benefit from all this technology that connects our home interior and machines to our mobile devices? Instead of making connected toasters with advertising on the sandwiches, companies… Continue Reading

Unauthorised Agents, continued [post 30/100]

Yesterday I posted about a pretty awful experience that I, and everyone in my address book, have just experienced at the hands of RareBridge. As I wrote at the end of that post, I emailed the CEO, Simon Gregory, to let him know what I thought of his activity. Later last night, I received a… Continue Reading

Unauthorised agents [post 29/100]

Toward the end of 2014, I received an email informing me that a friend and former colleague had joined a new professional networking site called RareBridge. When I clicked through, I found no information was available without sign-up. In a fit of uncharacteristic naiveté, I created an account. The next step was headlined, “Search for… Continue Reading

Chicken Little goes to SXSW* [post 21/100]

Have you heard about the anti-robot protest at SXSW? I read about it this morning and it just made me sad. On the one hand, it’s great that people care about how technology is evolving; on the other hand it’s sad that the thinking is still so simplistic and binary. Down the centuries, every new… Continue Reading

Beacon blues [post 18/100]

I’ve been reading an increasing number of articles lately about how the Internet of Things is going to transform the retail industry. the specific thing that gets mentioned most often is in-store beacons that can broadcast offers and purchase suggestions to shoppers’ smartphones. And every single time I read one of these articles, I get… Continue Reading