We are living in The Matrix… but in a good way

As a teen I loved the first Matrix film (the sequels not so much).  Science fiction Kung-fu?  It was a teenage nerds dream.  I still love the film and the iconic line “I know Kung-fu” was so powerful at the time.  What if we lived in a world where we can find out anything, learn…

Oxygen Not Included, a game so deep you can drown

I have a problem, you need to help me…  I can’t stop playing Oxygen Not Included.  It’s a game where you start playing, have a goal in mind, then three hours later you’re wondering why it has got so dark around you and where everyone else has gone. It has a wonderfully simple premise, you…

Two aspects of human behaviour that I find fascinating

We often forget it but, as a species, the human race is amazing.  We are so inventive and creative, just look around you, at this moment you are surrounded by clever technological marvels that make your life easier or enrich it in some way. Even things we take for granted and see as mundane are…

Stop with the self-driving cars, I want an electric car

I don’t know where you live, at least not until I complete “the device”, but petrol (gas to those in the US) is far too expensive in Australia.  What gets me the most however is not  the price, it’s the price fluctuations, one week it will be $1.10/litre, the next it will be $1.30/litre and…

Netflix and their ever changing pictures for programmes

I quite like Netflix, despite it being set up so that you must give it your credit card details before it will tell you what it offers, an extremely dubious set up if you ask me.  This is akin to a shopkeeper demanding your credit card before they will let you into their shop.  But…