Ideas

Futopia 2096 | 20 Year Anniversary Edition

 

'....only 1 in 50 people had a mobile phone...the Internet was only dial-up.'

The Future of Home

Futopia 2096 was my final thesis project. It was presented and submitted 20 years ago at the end of my 4th year at architecture school which was the first year of my post-graduate diploma in architecture at The Bartlett, University College London.

The project set by my tutors was to explore the concept of ‘HOME’. I decided to look to the future and envision how technology might marry with a more traditional model of luxury villa or mansion style suburban home ownership complete with separation, security and privacy while still establishing and maintaining a level of meaningful connection with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

The High Definition Life + The Idyllic Illusion

 

'We are in conflict, caught between a healthy desire to give more and an insecure need to get more...'

What is the High Definition Life?

In my books, blog articles and videos I talk about the High Definition Life and Idyllic Illusion. To expand more upon these concepts I’ve included an extract from the third book in my Work Life Wide Open series ‘Master The Seven Works - Repurpose Your Life’.

In a world of excessive overwhelm, increasing busyness and a lack of truth and integrity few would deny that many amongst us are disorientated and questioning our purpose in life. We agonise over the value we are giving, or not giving. We question our contribution to our partners, our families and the local and global community we are continually co-creating. 

We are lost whether to spend more time on our work life to make ends meet and be of value to the world or to focus more on our personal life so that we have good reason to keep working so hard by having something of value to come home to. We are in conflict, caught between a healthy desire to give more and an insecure need to get more.