The Throw-Away Person

In the canvas of human relationships, there exists a phenomenon that cuts to the core of our social nature – the experience of being a “throw away person”. This term describes individuals who find themselves unexpectedly and inexplicably cast aside by those they once considered close friends or confidants. To be clear, this post is … Read more

Onemillioncheckboxes – Navigating Human Nature, the NHS, and AI Futures

The craze surrounding the site Onemillioncheckboxes (OMCB) reflects an interesting intersection of collaborative and competitive online behaviour. The concept of one million checkboxes, initially designed to be checked off collectively, has evolved into a platform for users to express creativity, engage in community-driven projects, and even participate in virtual tug-of-war scenarios. The NHS could learn … Read more

Struggling to cope

No – I’m not struggling to cope. The world struggles to cope with certain types of phenomena. What types are those? Slow burn or insidious [there are online dictionaries if needed] Fast burn: explosive evolutionary path. Those that do not immediately confront the senses. I decided to have (yet another) conversation with ChatGPT.  Of late … Read more

Ethical sluttery aka Polyamory

I knew nothing of this until today. I’m not like ‘OMG’, because nothing much surprises me these days about human nature. The link to the full story will only be live for about 24 hours, so tough if you’re late. The excerpt from The Times is below (full credits to them). Those who need to … Read more

Suspend mode

“What now?“- you may wonder. “What’s he on about this time?” – I’m no mind reader but I may have heard you think it. Well – it is been playing on my mind – in the back of my consciousness – that the humans have a ‘suspend mode‘. Oh yes – I’ve been observing for … Read more

Beyond Ridiculous

You couldn’t make it up! The story below is truly beyond ridiculous. But.. but it comes on the back of two other recent investigations (see below). You’d think that ‘they’d be more cautious’ but no. See the Panorama investigation into Edenfield in the last quarter of 2022 (full credits to the BBC). Sorry, it cannot … Read more

Arrogant again

Oh well, here we go again. Another social media conversation ending with me being called arrogant. The outline is below. So it made me wonder again what is the definition of ‘arrogant’ – and by extension condescending. There’s a wide open information superhighway where anyone can find the dictionary meaning. Google is your friend. Ahhh.. … Read more

Walker’s laws

1 – Politics can bend science. 2 – Politics can bend minds. 3 – Politics can cover up the truth. 4 – Mathematics and the truth are good friends. 5 – Mathematics cannot be bent by politics. 6 – The truth will always prevail, even if delayed by politics. 7 – Bent minds create bent statistics*, … Read more

Losing more so-called friends – resolution for 2022

In 2022 – I aim to lose one more so-called friend. Did I say friend? I did not. I have no friends, so it is always so-called friends. They’re not many anyway – so it is easy to happen really. Now – as I was about to say, on 30th June 2018 I said that I … Read more