Category Archives: Politics

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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Ethics and Technology: Freedom or Restriction? Individuality or Uniformity?

The ‘Just because we’ll be able to, will we? Should we? Must we?’ discussion revisited in the light of the news that CCTV cameras will be compulsory in English abattoirs soon.  Again, a reminder that technological ethics have more to do with ethics than technology.

But we’ll start with a different topic: one that isn’t as controversial as it used to be …

There was a time when smoking wasn’t just seen as socially acceptable but positively beneficial …

All that healthy smoke filling your lungs, seeping its goodness into your bloodstream was just the boost your body needed.  You’d live years longer if you smoked … and it was SO COOL.

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Technology Isn’t the Enemy: Reprise

Often, ‘simple says it best’!

Technology could help us all … but it won’t.