Mal Fletcher

2020Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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Assisted Dying - A Question of Misplaced Trust

Assisted Dying - A Question of Misplaced Trust On Friday the House of Lords will debate legislation which would, if passed, make assisted dying legal in the UK. The argument over assisted dying and its bedfellow, euthanasia, is not a new one. For centuries, philosophers, ethicists and theologians have debated whether an individual has the fundamental ‘right’ to commit suicide.  The idea of legally empowering another party to assist in the process, to actually inject a chemical that ends one’s life, is an extension of that debate. In our time the issue has scaled the walls of cloistered academia, to become very much a real world problem – or opportunity, depending on your point of view. This is partly because advances in medicine and medical technologies have made longer life a reality for... click here to read the full editorial
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How The Internet Has Changed Leadership

How The Internet Has Changed Leadership Yesterday, to celebrate the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web, I used the WayBack Machine site to peek at the earliest iterations of one of my own websites. Undoubtedly I was proud of it at the time. It was first set up in 1996, if memory serves me correctly, and the first version listed on the Machine was from 1998. By today's standards, of course, it is positively cringe-worthy. It looks like something a cave painter might have put together in comparison with today's all-singing-all-dancing, bells-and-whistles sites. When I sat down to create this Jurassic wonder, I could not have known just how much this new technology was going to change my life. (Thankfully, I did have an inkling that this was go... click here to read the full editorial
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››  Assisted Dying - A Question of Misplaced Trust

Posted on: Thursday 17 July 2014

››  CCTV Spy Cars, Privacy and the Right To Be Forgotten

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››  Why Social Media Are Reshaping the World of News

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››  Voters Are Not Lurching; They're Responding to Elitism

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››  How The Internet Has Changed Leadership

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››  2014 The Year of Big Service

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