Author: Miles

May 30, 2018 / / Blog of the Future

If I only read the blurb for Lulu Allison’s, Twice the Speed of Dark, I almost certainly wouldn’t buy it. I like literary fiction, but stories about families and emotions are just not my thing. However, I’m really glad I read this book. It is…

April 5, 2018 / / Blog of the Future

Well, I’m expanding this whole blog malarkey from essentially ‘Ideas’ to ‘Books and Ideas’. And to kick off the books thing, I’ve just finished reading Vicious Rumer by Joshua Winning. So how was it? Worth buying? I should coco. I suppose with the caveat that…

January 19, 2018 / / Blog of the Future

A few years ago, I toured a factory in Darlington in the north of England, where they are developing mini projector systems to install in smartphones – lay it on your coffee table and watch a movie on the wall. Doesn’t seem like they’ve managed…

January 19, 2018 / / Blog of the Future

In the novel 2089, the Orwellian features of the surveillance society are made possible by bugging the brain of everyone in society. Everything that people see and hear is detected and then published on the internet. Society as a whole positively chose to put this…

December 27, 2017 / / Blog of the Future
December 21, 2017 / / Blog of the Future

As I write, there are out-and-out civil wars in umpteen countries, violent conflicts of other descriptions (violent independence or insurgency movements) in double-umpteen countries, violently oppressive governments in power in umpteen more countries, and simply criminal violent groups in many others. And of course a…

December 2, 2017 / / Blog of the Future
December 2, 2017 / / Blog of the Future

In the first few editions of this blog, I’ve painted a pretty bleak picture of the difficulties facing people in the world today. So the natural next question would be: “OK, so what do we do about it all?” How do I think we should…

November 18, 2017 / / Blog of the Future
November 2, 2017 / / Blog of the Future

What is wrong in the world? Well, where do I start?! Are we ‘going to Hell in a handcart’? In the last edition of this blog I highlighted how difficult it is to be sure these days what is actually going on in the word.…