Adam Brown

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About Adam

Areas of Expertise

IT, Economic, Retail / Wholesale, Banking

An idea worth spreading

The main role of the Bank of England's is to control inflation. If the UK joined the Euro how would they still achieve that objective without interest rates as a tool? They could be given tax raising powers on personal debt or other areas of the economy instead, this would allow them to influence inflation independently of the government. The wider argument(s) about joining the Euro still hold e.g. the governing bodies of the EU need to be re-shaped but with this idea at least we could get over one of the hurdles and maintain an independent body tackling inflation.

People don't know I'm good at

Astronomy, love the subject.

Comments & conversations

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Adam Brown
Posted over 4 years ago
Within five years, laptops should be obsolete to the general public.
I think the answer is about demand of functionality. Will there be a demand for a keyboard (with a mouse) and a screen, or just a touch screen tablet type thing. We won’t be changing the way we enter information into a computer i.e. text, any time soon so I don’t see the keyboard/screen combination disappearing. I am looking forward to one vendor’s product which is two screens, so one screen acts as a touch screen keyboard and the other a screen. With the touch of a button you can lose the keyboard and have two touch screens. There is no plastic border around each screen so when its open flat it becomes a perfect tablet. Sorry cant find the link (promise I'm not making it up!). I think what will be obsolete in 5 years are keyboards on laptops.
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Adam Brown
Posted over 4 years ago
Is it beneficial to world sustainability for non-for-profit organizations to promote internationalizing “western education"?
When I first read this I thought of the old British colonial empire teaching the primitives how to make and drink tea properly. No I don’t think it’s beneficial to promote western education as it isn’t the best. East Asian students typically excel above the worlds education standards so if not-for-profit organisations wanted to start promoting any education system I would start there. In developing a 'best standards' there must be a good idea in all education systems from all corners of the earth.
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Adam Brown
Posted over 4 years ago
We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it?
I got my first computer aged 9 or 10 and was writing games not much longer after that. I loved being immersed in the programming language and learnt a massive amount through that. But that’s not my point. I still play games (I’m late 30’s…..) and have just finished one which kept me thoroughly entertained for several weeks. To me it was my interactive book, the escapism that many get from reading novels and to me that’s what games are. Books, games, films are all the same sort of entertainment. I know that it’s not real and I knew that when I was playing games aged 10. I think far too much is being read into gaming, if done with a little common sense it can be entertaining, educational and inspirational. My daughter who is two and a half is learning how to use a mouse and understand usability standards by playing games on line. They also teach her about the world, alphabet etc. Many revolve around stories. So for me gaming is another form of entertainment like books and films but when done right can also be educational.