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The future of sleep

The future of sleep

Published 15 July 2017

Folks, I have seen the future of sleep. It is Chinese, and cheap. Man Wah Holdings, a £700m furniture company headquartered in Hong Kong, has brought its new SleepCheers mattresses to showrooms in North Carolina.

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Chinese NextEV electric car

Electric car, Made in China

Published 12 July 2017

Few in the West have taken the full measure of China’s drive toward electric vehicles

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Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren: the punk Svengali as forecaster

Published 10 July 2017

Thirty-six years on, the famous British impresario is entirely prescient here – about the infantilisation of adults, the cult of play, and the rise of selfies

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Wannacry ransomware

Why we shouldn’t weep over WannaCry

Published 16 May 2017

The hacking of the NHS was bad, but not that bad

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AI: racist or sexist?

The psychobabble behind the ‘AI is racist’ claim

Published 21 April 2017

Astonishing news is in. Apparently, artificial intelligence can be bigoted, too.

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Smart pipes

Industrial strategy, UK: where to back labs, prototypes and designs

Published 1 April 2017

This document is part of an Institute of Ideas Economy Forum response to the British Government’s Green Paper on industrial strategy, a consultation launched by business minister Greg Clark. The full response is available by clicking on this link:
Go for Growth

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Augmented and Virtual Reality

Let’s get real about Augmented and Virtual Reality

Published 22 March 2017

In the medium term the real deal looks like being AR, more than VR

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Donald Trump & Trade

The liberal West was protectionist before Trump

Published 31 January 2017

Obama and the EU pursued their own PC-flavoured trade wars before the Donald arrived

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