Author Archives: markbendle

Is this a voyage too far?

Is this a voyage too far?

Joyce Glasser reviews The Lost City of Z (March 24, 2017) From Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) to H Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s ...
Could we be cared for by robots?

Could we be cared for by robots?

In Japan, for example, where 26% of the population is aged 65 years or older, scientist are developing a robot capable of lifting patients out of beds and into wheelchairs. It’s called Robear, and is ...
Convenience versus supermarket

Convenience versus supermarket

There have been huge changes in the way we shop – particularly in the world of groceries. From the end of rationing in the 1950s shopping for food has changed out of all recognition. From standing in ...