Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

There is good reason to be concerned about social connection in our current world. Loneliness is a growing health epidemic. We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s. Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely, and research suggests…Read more Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

Too Late to Use

When lifting my foot was a pain the coach said soak it up, put weight on your other foot fight through the soreness Now lifting my foot is a daily torment to bear among a multitude of indignities as ache becomes a companion not to fight or soak But a daily reminder I’m still alive,…Read more Too Late to Use

The Empire Strikes Back with a Coordinated War on Crypto

Bitcoin's recent travails are not the teething problems of a crypto-currency, according to Hacker Noon's Daniel Jeffries. They are part of a power struggle between the old masters of power and wealth and the new forces forging a new measure of power and wealth through the internet and technology. By Daniel Jeffries read more

CITIZEN KEN -let the truth be out.

This story began about the death of my good friend, Ken Doyle but instead, it's a rant against futurist denial people and self important and patronising academics with the gall to believe understanding transhumanism is beyond mere mortals. I went to the wake of an old friend yesterday, a man I nicknamed 'Citizen Ken' because…Read more CITIZEN KEN -let the truth be out.

TENTATIVE

  'Tentative? What kind of wishy washy, namby pamby, the cheque's in the post, suck but don't swallow bullshit is that?' 'No, you must engage them, scare them, thrash them. Take no prisoners.' His eyes sweep the room. Coach's methods were considered extreme for an under-12 team, but they got results.

AI: Scary for the Right Reasons

Just as brokers are claiming Artificial Intelligence is as important for the future as the discovery of electricity has been for the 19th and 20th centuries, philosophers, physicists and tech leaders are warning us to consider the implications. This is a REBLOG from Medium's Hackernoon thread. By Vinod Khosla Medium: Hackernoon Artificial intelligence, AI, has…Read more AI: Scary for the Right Reasons

You are already Living in a Computer

Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life. Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even faucets. Even garden hoses. Even fidget spinners. Supposedly “smart” gadgets are…Read more You are already Living in a Computer