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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More Public Spaces Should Block Phone Signals

More Public Spaces Should Block Phone Signals The thing about phones today is that they’re not just phones, are they? They’re sophisticated computers that open up all kinds of opportunities for entertainment, collaboration and innovation. However, research is showing that they can also be doorways into a world of distraction. In Britain, a debate has opened up as to whether or not we would benefit if some public spaces actually blocked signals from smartphones and the internet. The owners of at least one British pub have done just that, recognising the impact of digital gadgets on human interaction. A new bar in East Sussex is stopping phone signals in an effort to prevent people being distracted by their mobiles. The Gin Tub in Hove has installed a copper Faraday cage in the ceiling, which deflects signals. While it’s illegal in the UK to jam phone and internet signals from transmitt... click here to read the full editorial
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3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016

3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016 If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players. One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay. In short, this was because few people felt any emotional connection with these devices and saw no unique value-add with the technology itself. We’re still too emotionally invested in our smartphones and their constantly evolving world of apps. There were not enough things AR wearables could do that a smartphone could not. Much the same could be said for weara... click here to read the full editorial
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