Simon Davies is a London based freelance writer with an interest in startup culture, issues and solutions.


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Why Startups Are Attracted to Revitalized Lisbon

Portugal was hit hard by the global financial crash of 2008. Its economy struggled to remain afloat during the crisis and it’s capital, Lisbon, suffered greatly. But Lisbon has since been working hard to recover, and the city is now making waves as a...


Should We Trust Amazon Key With Our Homes?

Imagine this: You’re out of dog food. You tell Alexa to order you some more. It’ll be there in an hour. Then you remember you have to go out. So you go, but you don’t cancel your order. And when you get home, your...


Going Up! How Elevators Joined the Internet of Things

Internet-connected elevators have entered the market and joined the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT). This new technology is a collaboration between Microsoft and the engineering specialists at ThyssenKrupp. The focus of their work has been lifts, specifically the ability ...


How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate ...


Algorithms Are Shaping Our Retail Experience

As high street stores continue to battle the rise of eCommerce and online shopping, the in-store shopping experience is becoming more high-tech. From smart mirrors that allow you to try on clothes ‘virtually’ to mood retail softwares that build a tailored wardrobe based on...


The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,...


Does Virtual Reality Need a Moral Code?

A recent episode from the hit Netflix series of Black Mirror offered a terrifying glimpse at the future of gaming. In the episode, the ultimate augmented reality device is an implant, layering lifelike images and sounds upon the host’s perception of their surroundings. The ...


The Fate of the Office in the ‘Post-Work Era’

With the rise of automation, human work may soon be a thing of the past. But when we reach this ‘post-work era’, what will become of the millions of offices that line our skylines? Professor Moshe Vardi of Rice University estimates that 50 percent of...