Tagged: optimism

Jetpack joyrides - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Jun 19, 2018

The Jetpack has been a futuristic symbol of techno-utopia, and freedom, for a century. The first jetpack was conceived in 1919. It wasn’t until 1958, though, that the first working model was created. But they still seem further from general availability than the comparatively more pedestrian flying car, which I wrote about last year. There … Read More

How landline phones made us happy and connected - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 06, 2018

Barbara Keys, University of Melbourne This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Smartphones and the internet have revolutionised society, commerce, and politics, reshaping how we work and play, and how our brains are wired. They have even revolutionised how revolutions are made. For enthusiasts, these technologies enhance freedom and … Read More