Or if you like, my mind boggles. Well sometimes problems arise which are simply to huge for even a brain like mine to cope withal, you know, like the square root of -1, or what is my wife's favourite colour, that sort of thing. Anyway, to try and be a tad more serious, there is a fairly huge problem hovering over us all. I think we all sense it but to the sound of collapsing synapses and boggling minds we all try to avoid thinking about it.
Alas for me, two things have occurred in the past 24 hours to force me to consider this mega-problem. The first was yesterday when a friend told me that there were now available automatic lawn-mowers that you can programme to cut your grass, avoiding all the flower beds and paths and which, when it has completed its task, will automatically lodge itself back into its recharging site.
Then this morning I did something exceedingly rare by actually reading a column in The Telegraph by William Hague. I should add quickly that I do not have anything against Mr. Hague but I am not an avid fan either. Anyway, he had picked up on Mrs. May's promise to institute a range of policies that would ensure that 'the system' worked for 'ordinary people' not just the mega-rich. However, as Mr. Hague shrewdly reminds her, and us, there is a potentially cataclysmic revolution building up and that the first signs are already visible. The automatic lawn-mower is but one example.
Automation, in all its myriad forms, is going to effect everyone but in particular it is going to have a shattering effect on all those who earn a wage, and indeed, it has already begun. Just this week it has been reported that the government are in consultations with Amazon to work out a system whereby goods can be delivered by drones directly to customers. Hey, there goes 'white-van-man'! That is but one example and there are very many more. Where it will all lead, alas, I cannot say, not least because my synapses just boggled - big time!