I was part of the UK research team that brought optical fibre communications to the world. While spending four decades developing ways of squeezing ever higher information rates down optical fibres, I became fascinated by the contrastingly tiny rate that we humans can actually absorb any new information. The implications seemed so incredible that I began to research just how our senses perceive the world around us, initially using eye tracking technology. What I learned was so shocking that felt compelled to write about it and now "Bottleneck" is the result.
I always had a passion for understanding things, and distrusted explanations without evidence. I love exploring and communication new ideas, some evidence being the hundred or so patents granted to me over the years. Throughout I have endeavoured to make the topic accessible to readers without any great knowledge of science, while including sufficient detailed evidence and references to satisfy others.
I have authored numerous papers and articles, and am a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. In my spare time I am a keen photographer, write a bit of poetry, dance and do some other odd things that I reveal in the book.