Generation X vs Technology

Okay Generation X, brace yourself. The Sex Singularity is coming. You heard it here first. (Actually, let me Google check that…. Nope, not the first, there are 770,017 hits for ‘Sex Singularity’. Damn you, internet.) OK, you definitely heard it here 770,018th. So don’t say you weren’t warned. The Sex Singularity Forget the AI Singularity…

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Which Generation Would Win a Zombie War?

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming. Soon, your quiet suburban life will be filled with brain-hungry zombies milling around on street corners waiting to pounce on anyone walking by with a tasty, fresh brain in their head.    Everyone assumes they’ll survive the Zombies. We assume that all those Zombies bumbling around, mumbling about brains will…

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The Sudden Stop At The End

There’s no easy way to teach your kids how to live a bold, curious and adventurous life, without falling off the edge. I hope this heartfelt letter helps…

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Is Generation X Happy?

Let’s dive straight into this. Is Generation X happy or not?  Brutal truth: Happiness is an ideal. By definition, it’s unachievable. Wait! Don’t jump off the building just yet. There’s more to it than that. Am I Happy Yet? Happiness is surprisingly complex. See for yourself:   Fact: You can be happy instantly by devouring a…

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Generation X Parenting: How Much Therapy Will Your Kids Need?

Generation X Parenting, with all its helicoptering, participation awards and parenting-by-negotiation, is falling out of favour. Did we get it wrong?

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The Four New Secrets to Happiness*

You tried self help and your life still looks like it always has? Traditional self help is useless in the Brave-emoji New World we live in. We need self help tailored for the #moreblessedthanyou modern era. Fortunately, the new secrets to happiness are right in front of us.

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Do You Need a Will? Don’t Die Wondering.

Thought much about dying? Not the bit where the piano falls on your head (or squashes you mid coitus – more on that later), the bit afterwards where your loving family tears itself apart in a bare-knuckle fight over your mortal estate. Here’s how to avoid the drama when you finally tap out. Read More…

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Crush Fear the Skydiver Way

Skydivers know they don’t have time to think when they’re spinning under a malfunctioning parachute, soiling themselves and crying for their mums. So they don’t even try. Here’s how they beat fear and find their inner action hero.

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Gen X, We Need to Talk About Euthanasia

When respected scientist Dr David Goodnall flew across the world to end his 104-year-old life, he sent a powerful message: my life, my right to die. Advances in longevity will mean our kids will routinely live as long as Goodnall. In the meantime, we need to talk about euthanasia.

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How to Have an Epiphany

Ever had an epiphany? A moment when something you heard or saw or thought changed your life? These Hall of Fame moments are as rare as finding true love (after those other ‘true’ loves tanked), overcoming adversity and finding a park in front of the post office. But what if you could induce epiphanies?

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Will We Survive Artificial Intelligence?

That’s right, fuck artificial intelligence too. (Mum, if I go missing start a revolution and come free me from the Computer Overlord’s human battery pack. Pull out the giant plug. No, the giant one. There’s only one plug, mum. Oh, forget it).

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Fuck Robots and the Self-Driving Horse They Rode in On

Okay, we got it. The robots are coming and we’re all fucked. Now, can we ease up with the desperate warnings of killer robots rising up to enslave humankind? In this two-part post, we throw a little cold water on the panic merchants, and advocate Douglas Adams’ ever-sage advice: Don’t Panic.

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Where Next for Generation X?

Where next for Generation X? Surely, we just need to look at our Baby Boomer parents to see what’s in store for us – after all, they’re us in 20 years right? Turns out there are some powerful forces (no, not Putin or Zuckerberg or The Dark Side; think social and technological) at play that may be steering us towards a different future.

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Who is Generation X?

It wasn’t easy growing up Gen X; ‘rocking out’ to Wham, flapping around in parachute pants, pretending you cared what happened on 90210. Stuck between Baby Boomer parents and Millennial kids, Gen Xers have matured into a new, less blow-dried, set of challenges. And some sweet ass benefits too…

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