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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published in early 2020. We will be publishing extracts on this site and across social media during the last quarter of 2019. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the book.

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Halcyon Identifies 31 July 2019

 

Halcyon curates the most significant privacy-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with privacy-related challenges.

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The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities - Zbigniew Brzezinski, in Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era (1970).

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have never really understood why people object to being filmed when they are in public spaces. Isn't the whole point about a public space that it is, well, public? - Matthew Taylor http://www.matthewtaylorsblog.com/public-policy/privacy-on-parade/?utm_…

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Imagining being able to read others' thoughts
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Halcyon Imagines 1 February 2012

The ability to read others' thoughts may have taken a step closer to reality with the news that a group of neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, reported they may have come up with a scientific way to read people’s minds.

The potential downside of smartphones... Halcyon In Business 27 May 2011

As ever, Dilbert distills perfectly the essence of an increasingly serious issue, i.e. how much privacy are we willingly and unknowingly trading away in our rush towards ever more "intelligent" devices.

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The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities - Zbigniew Brzezinski, in Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era (1970).

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All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income - Samuel Butler

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have never really understood why people object to being filmed when they are in public spaces. Isn?t the whole point about a public space that it is, well, public? - Matthew Taylor http://www.matthewtaylorsblog.com/public-policy/privacy-on-parade/?utm_…

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Responses - 19/11/07 Halcyon In Figures 23 November 2007