Hi !
I'm an analytical, strategic reformer & innovator with a conscience (or "Principle(d) Advisor"), working on public service strategy/transformation & 'technology disruption' of other industries, including:
Oh yes, and I've also been doing a lot of thinking about the mind and figuring out the answers to life, the universe & everything!
So basically just trying to save the world, from my laptop - pursuing truth, justice & the British way (if that's not too inconvenient?)!

The commonality across these fields is my ability to identify patterns and inconsistencies, and my willingness to think without boundaries in order to generate transformative solutions to social, economic, environmental & technical/scientific problems.
Some of my ideas on this site I have a high degree of confidence in; others are just speculative but plausible hypotheses to solve a problem or fill a gap in current knowledge.  Follow the links above or at the side panel to see more on each area, or click here for slides with an overview of nearly everything on this web site (at 17 Nov. 2018).
You can also find a rambling blog of pontifications in my public Facebook posts.
You can see I like "deep", and I also like radical change - humankind will not progress by staying the same (the only kind of Status Quo I like is deep or crazy like here!).
And BTW, if you're one of those people who like to judge others based on a label, and you're wondering whether I'm left or right wing, then I have to say that, like many others, I'm so disillusioned with current political tribes that I'm happy not to fit in any category these days (especially when identity politics and labels are so often used to disrespect people and block debate), although I guess, whilst I still have a heart, I probably reasonably conform to the adage"If at age 20 you are not a communist then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are still a communist/not a capitalist then you have no brains."  Or at least, I now support a reformed "stakeholder capitalism" with a progressive tax & welfare system to redistribute wealth, because I remain passionate about equality, but don't necessarily support traditional means of achieving this (& I despise identity politics, whilst recognising some "groups" are more disadvantaged than others).  Likewise I'm still committed to protecting the environment (I did a Ph.D in solar energy), yet heartily sick of irrational Green zealots, who are their own cause's worst enemy.  In some respects you could say I'm an occasionally socially-conservative but open-minded & compassionate radical market-reforming, rational green-leftie anti-PC libertarian, if that makes any sense!  And as a well-educated engineer, I'm also a big supporter of Tony Blair's pragmatic and "radical centre" philosophy of, "What works is what matters" (which unfortunately he seemed to abandon for righteous & blinkered ideology when invading Iraq on a lie).

This is my personal site (nothing confidential IMO).  It's a Google site but you can get to any page by typing davidthorp.net/[subpage]/[subpage].  
I know it's not very stylish, but I'm hoping the content will make up for it (a bit like me really!) - feel free to volunteer to make it look fancy!
(I've added some pictures I found on the web to liven it up, which if you click should take you to the source, so it's free advertising for the source sites, but please let me know if there's a problem.)

I created most of the site & started my justice campaign only recently (during 2015/16), but developed the majority of ideas & content on economics, energy and transport before 2006, except CBD bus-routing done in 2014 and the metro rail plans I discovered in 2015-16 (I say "discovered" as in a strange way they just seemed to reveal themselves to me - I just saw the "dots" and joined them up!).  
For more recent additions, see my updates page.

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