Category Archives: Digital vs Human

Digital Vs. Human

How we came to love our machines more than each other A few years ago, I had a delicious discussion with Lavie Tidhar, a science fiction writer, about the meaning of the word ‘future’. Was there, for the practical purpose … Continue reading

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Switches, buttons & the ‘presence’ of objects

I just posted a link to this article in the comments on my previous post, but it’s worth repeating here as it’s so good. Thanks to Kevin for this btw. One passage to kick off… Pallasmaa, in his The Eyes … Continue reading

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Human Made

I was having a coffee with editor of Wired magazine a few days ago and we got onto the subject of ‘human’ being a trend in the future. He said that the founder of Net-a-Porter said that in the future … Continue reading

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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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