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  1. How far can we get from predicting the future by looking backwards? Probably decently far, but I find it more fun to predict the future from sci-fi. If we can imagine it, we're that much closer to making it. This next year might not be the one where you get your flying car or your hover board, but I'd love to be proven wrong there. So, what can we expect to see from the exponential curve of technological progress in 2013?

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  2. I have just finished watching Rush'd

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  3. A couple of weeks ago I popped along to FOTE: the Future of Technology in Education conference.

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  4. An image of the author: Noam Sohachevsky

    How Mint is changing

    Posted in by Noam Sohachevsky on 03 October 2012

    Mint

    I went to see my old pal Stephen Hardingham at Channel 4 last week. Before the meeting he said: "You could tell us about how things are going at Mint Digital these days."

    2008-2012

    This called for a short presentation. I hadn't seen Stephen in about 4 years, so here’s how Mint has changed since then.

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  5. BloomBox

    I totally agree with Liz Murdoch that TV is failing to keep pace with the digital revolution. But I totally disagree with her suggested solution: more collaboration between the big players. These collaborations may deliver big infrastructure projects like YouView (of doubtful creative impact, in my opinion) but they will do nothing to deliver new formats making clever use of new technology, which is where the UK's great talent lies and where real value will be generated. 

    Reality shows like Big Brother were made possible by cheap, robust offline editing, allowing the story to be pieced together after filming rather than before. The new wave of talent shows were made possible by large-scale telephone voting systems. New technology enables new formats, but in surprising ways that can only be discovered by creative experimentation.

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