When transformative new tech emerges, it’s always greeted with a wave of fashionable skepticism. The naysayers sound like they know something you don’t, but the opposite is true — they don’t know jack.

“Star and Baby” NFT op art experiment by KIlldozer

Time to Get a Grip

There is a lot of skepticism about NFTs and the Metaverse. Of course there is. These are currently buzzwords, and the stories emerging about them are polarised and filled with marketing hype and snarky remarks. So was every article about the web back in the mid-90s. And social media a…

Big mouth bullies with dumbed-down opinions win arguments with a simple psych trick. Here’s how…

There’s an abundance of people who are peddling an argument, whether it’s on TV and social media, down the pub or round your dinner table. The intellectual bully big mouth in question makes an argument that is a lot of biased nonsense, discriminatory nonsense or a tin-foil hat conspiracy theory…

When did everyone in a senior position become a leader? They used to do a job, now they are on an epic quest…for jargon.

Oh look, it’s the cannon fodder senior leader enabling his team to problem solve or something

Okay, okay. It’s a jargonism we’ve all used at some point. We have talked about leaders and leadership at work. Sure we have. It’s our workplace psyche succumbing to the collective jargon unconscious. Everyone is saying Leader now, with a mythical reverence that used to be reserved for elves in…

Brexit was a vote motivated by people who felt nostalgia for a rose-tinted version of Britain 70 years ago that never existed, which has now made everyone feel nostalgia for an actual version of Britain that existed last year.

When I was a kid in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the postal service was pretty weak. Private couriers like FedEx weren’t available to ordinary people or most retailers. Airmail freight and shipping were expensive and complex, and there were many issues with duties and complex tariffs. There was a lack…

Remembering UX’s brave new worlds

Thomas More’s book Utopia wasn’t just a landmark moment in the history of fiction, it also influenced generations of philosophers and shaped the intellectual foundations of democracy and socialism during the 18th century ‘enlightenment’. …

On January 8th 2020 a writer went missing. All we found was this article…

Everyone is familiar with ‘found footage’ movies. The cinema going public has been there and seen that for decades (The Blair Witch Project / Paranormal Activity / Cloverfield / Rec / Unfriended / etc.) Whenever you came into it, everyone remembers their first time but barely remember the many subsequent…

Part #2 of “Say Ethical Framework One More Time, I Dare you” The real ethics of AI systems (not the killer robot kind)

There was a time when the concept of ethics and AI converged only in science fiction, like Isaac Asimov’s famous I, Robot. Ahhh yes, the three laws of robotics, which he dreamt-up and then wrote a novel devoted to illustrating how useless they were. As follows…

A robot may not…

Notes on the Non-existent Ethical Dilemmas of Self-driving AI

It’s a sad inevitability of talking about real-world applications of AI and machine learning, that tricky e-word. Ethics appears to be the latest go-to concern people raise when you mention AI.

People often express their fear of robots enslaving mankind in terms that make them less feel awkward about it…

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