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Fear Of Politics – Techno Techno Techno

A spectre is haunting us — the spectre of politics. All the powers of world have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre… Many people seem to be afraid of politics – especially its democratic variants. It’s not … Continue reading

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Falling Into Chaos

Lets get complex. Not complicated. Not chaotic (not yet). Definitely not simple. Complex. To get a little deeper into why everything is broken, we’re going to need to some kind of framework – here’s one that someone else made earlier. … Continue reading

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Out Of Our Depth

Well, this is odd. A while ago, I wrote a response to an article in Meanjin published by a conservative author. Gray Connolly’s article had ended with a nautical metaphor (not unexpected for a naval man). That metaphor led to … Continue reading

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Blind Spots and High Winds

The first question I ask when encountering a piece of writing is: Who is the author trying to reach with this piece of writing? And if the answer is someone other than me, the next question arises: Will I benefit … Continue reading

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Cyber Realism

An NYT interview with Ev Williams of Twitter and Medium has prompted some internet soul searching. “I thought once everybody could speak freely and exchange information and ideas, the world is automatically going to be a better place,” Mr. Williams … Continue reading

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Into The Maelstrom

“I no longer hesitated what to do. I resolved to lash myself securely to the watercask  upon which I now held, to cut it loose from the counter, and to throw myself with it into the water.” As with Poe’s protagonist, … Continue reading

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What if Artificial Intelligence doesn’t take over the world?

There’s a lot of concern about Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking over the world from Silicon Valley types. In fact, for some of these people, the threat of imminent AI dominance makes global poverty look like a rounding error. It’ll be like … Continue reading

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