Category Archives: Digital vs Human

Digital Vs. Human in Korean, Russian, Indian & Turkish

Various translations of my book Digital Vs. Human are starting to emerge. I love the Korean cover – almost looks like a film poster.

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AI in Sci-Fi

This is going to be fun… Science & Human Dimension Project.

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Weak signals (an interesting sign)

So Volvo are now using the tag line “Human Made”. Meanwhile, there’s a new book out called How to be Human (I was going to use that at one point) and I’ve just seen a t-shirt with the slogan “Remain … Continue reading

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Chinese translation of Digital Vs. Human

The only country, I believe, that’s translated every single one of my books is China.

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Digital Vs. Human (Art & War)

Some people seem to really be enjoying this chapter from my book Digital Vs. Human. Here’s a little taste…. I have a habit of writing notes on fragments of paper. Lines I’ve overheard, book and film reviews, statistical gems. I … Continue reading

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Two Books Same Topic

So how do two people that haven’t met or talked in the last 5 years manage to write essentially the same book? Conversation from last night with fellow futurist Gerd Leonhard. Podcast here.

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

I’m off to Edinburgh on Friday to speak at the Edinburgh festival (12.30 Saturday, Garden Theatre). I’m inclined to somehow weave in the following quote. “Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. … Continue reading

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In conversation about Digital Vs. Human.

This is from ABC Radio National in Australia (a bit like BBC Radio 4). It was recorded at the Avid Reader bookstore with Paul Barclay as host. About 50 minutes. Click here to listen.

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Retail Trends

In my new book Digital Vs. Human (buy here) I featured a ‘future flash’ about a new kind of store. Seems someone has beaten me to it. Here’s my fictional flash… 1 June 2020 I’ve been thinking about shops, partly … Continue reading

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Quote of the week (about digital culture)

After yesterday’s essay something short. “The complicated, ambiguous milieu of human contact is being replaced with simple, scalable equations. We maintain thousands more friends than any human being in history, but at the cost of complexity and depth.” Daniel. H. … Continue reading

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