Like many start up bosses, Lise Pape was inspired to help others through the benefit of her own personal experience with disability.
When Lise Pape’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago, the drugs he was prescribed created side...Continue reading »
With the ice caps melting and the Gulf Stream going off course, who can save us from an environmental catastrophe? Will it be birds? Will it be planes? Will it be superman? No! It’s submarine robots
You’re probably aware that two-thirds...Continue reading »
Nobody would migrate a machine this callously…
The whys and wherefores of migration are not my place to comment on, thanks goodness. According to UN estimates, around 60 million people worldwide are currently in search of refuge.
The only observation I’d make,...Continue reading »
There’s an argument to be made that the impersonal nature of online communication can be dehumanising. While there may be some truth in that, the digital arena has also enabled connections and conversations that have direct social or people-focused impact.
I...Continue reading »
Everything from Blockchain to blocked drains can have unpredictably happy consequences
Blockchain is usually mentioned in terms of ruthlessly efficient money markets. Meanwhile, International Aid is often associated with tragedy and waste.
With 65 million people being forcibly displaced as a result...Continue reading »
Mobile medicine doesn’t have to be in tablet form
A new charity, Virtual Doctors, exemplifies how a simple invention can have immense impact. It was set up by Huw Jones who, as safari guide in Zambia, was deeply affected when a...Continue reading »
Gene Slicing? That’s against my personal code.
One change perhaps some of us – and I don’t mean just the biology enthusiasts – would like to see in 2017 is a ban on misleading uses of ‘DNA’, the building block of life....Continue reading »
Algorithms and Homomorphic Encryption will protect you from Big Data breaches
In theory, Big Data is a brilliant idea. In practice, I worry about Big Breaches by Big Government and Big Corporations. If we are going to hand over power we...Continue reading »
Could an app a day can keep the doctor away?
Prevention is always better than cure, which in itself is about developing good habits. Since smart phones are our constant companions, they are the best health coaches we could ever have....Continue reading »
If you are technically minded, sometimes the best thing you can do for charity is donate your expertise
Not-for-profit groups aren’t always the most tech-savvy organisations, so if you know the difference between volunteering and virtualisation, you could make an invaluable...Continue reading »