Dude, you broke the Future!

A superb keynote from Charles Stross, opening this year’s ‘Chaos Communication Congress’.

https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9270-dude_you_broke_the_future

Yet more hidden dangers in emerging technology in the hands of technocapitalism!

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The Spirit of Christmas? Not if You’re Homeless or Disabled!

Not so jolly, this year’s Christmas post; but times are hard and people are suffering …

Not that much of a technological link either except that we’ve talked about ‘assistive technology’ before – particularly for the elderly and physically or mentally challenged.  And these are the groups often most at risk here …

So here’s two good causes, which can be supported in different ways: with time, money, or just by turning up and showing that you care …

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How Much ‘I’ does ‘AI’ Need?


Can Futurology ‘Success’ be ‘Measured’?

Passions run high among sci-fi fans: never in this blog’s history has it been so necessary to note ‘this is only a bit of fun‘ in advance of a post!

How ‘good’ are we at predicting the future?  More precisely, how could we measure how good anyone is at it?  Well, we’re going irritate some straight away here by treating ‘serious’ academic researchers, professional ‘futurists’ and science fiction writers as doing essentially the same thing.  Perhaps, on that basis, we should narrow our notion of science fiction to ‘hard’ sci-fi loosely set somewhere in humanity’s future; but, that aside, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

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