Author Archives: Richard

The right not to be seen

If you are wondering why privacy matters, here’s a great summary by Daniel Solove, A Professor at GW Law School. I hope he won’t mind me copying this here. 1. Limit on Power Privacy is a limit on government power, … Continue reading

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The World Waits to Wobble

My joke 3 years ago that the EU might fall apart before Britain had left is starting to look semi-serious. I do believe that the world, especially Europe and the US, is one shock away from a major meltdown. This … Continue reading

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Dead Good

I’m not really a podcast kinda guy, but I do think this is rather good. It’s a podcast series about people that work with dead people. Dead serious. Dead (full disclosure, I know Georgie).

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Graffiti watch

About Brexit, I assume?

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T-Shirt of the Month

It’s been a while since I spotted a t-shirt with a good slogan, but I found one yesterday.

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Addressing the AI Hype

I’m quite close to completing my piece on what AI cannot do (and possibly never will) , which is partly intended to address the hype and reduce the anxiety about what AI is capable of, especually with regard to future … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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We’ll meat again…

..don’t know where, don’t know when. So Michael Mansfield QC, a vegetarian, has stated that eating meat should be a crime against humanity in the future. So instead of being handed a menu in a pub with a vegetarian option, … Continue reading

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Digital Afterlives

  “The first time I texted James I was, frankly a little nervous. “How are you doing?” I typed, for want of a better question. “I’m doing alright, thanks for asking.” That was last month. By then James had been … Continue reading

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Where do you really think?

I’m repeating some research I did a decade ago and I need your help. Simple question to you. Where (possibly when) do you do your best thinking? I’m defining best as most useful, most productive, most original, most creative and … Continue reading

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