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Dystopias vs doomsmongering

Like everyone else with a Netflix account and too much time on my hands, I recently worked my way through Season 3 of Black Mirror. On the off-chance the show needs an introduction, it’s a collection of standalone dramas, each set in the near future. Roughly speaking, they explore what […]

Ruminating on the robot apocalypse

A couple of months ago, I stumbled across an article about artificial intelligence. It encompassed the rise of the supercomputers, the exponential rate of progress, and the possibility we may all be turned into grey nano-goo by an everyday robot gone rogue. This was the first time I’d ever really […]

On Google Glass and totalitarian fun

Google Glass is coming. There’s no point railing against it, much as there’s little point attempting to fend off the Grim Reaper. Google Glass is coming and it’s inexorable. Google Glass. Shall Come To Pass. Now, Luddite that I am, I am programmed to despise Google Glass and all it […]