The question of whether we are actually aware of the real world is one that has been asked continually by philosophers throughout history. Plato, regarded by many as the father of Western philosophy, suggested that the only way to come to a realisation of the real world was an in-depth study of maths and geometry, […]

The Maes–Garreau law is the statement that “most favorable predictions about future technology will fall within the Maes–Garreau point”, defined as “the latest possible date a prediction can come true and still remain in the lifetime of the person making it”. Specifically, it relates to predictions of a technological singularity or other radical future technologies. This phenomenon is known as […]

This blog will focus on futurism, technology and human advancement in its varied forms. It will report on and discuss anything from technological innovation, physiological development and space exploration, to medical breakthroughs – essentially anything that might be deemed as significantly contributing to the shaping of our future, for better or worse. I will aim […]

“The non-scientist’s relation to modern science is basically craven: we look to its discoveries and technology to save us from disease, to give us a faster ride and a softer life, and at the same time we shrink from what it has to tell us of our perilous and insignificant place in the cosmos. Not […]

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