Every time I walk past this sign, I wish that the Blackheath Experimental Society really existed. Maybe it is because I’m reading “The Lunar Men“, a book about a group of industrialists in the 18th Century – they experimented with everything that was new and exciting to them at the time – electricity, steam power, astronomy, etc.
If Blackheath had an experimental society now, what would they be doing?
Gene splicing in their living rooms?
Creating intelligent neural networks inside their computers?
Creating Earthship homes from household rubbish and living off the grid?
Setting off autonomous robots to roam across the heath?