The internet

Deadly rumours on WhatsApp, a ‘Panopticon’ of censorship, the corrosion of trust, and China’s spreading surveillance state
QR codes in China, privacy, the manipulation of desire, and a neo-Benedictine Rule of Life
Will the next generation of highly convincing AI chatbots really transform society?
A mucky business, the ultimate conspiracy theory, ‘showbiz for ugly people’, and and atomised individuals
The judgemental society, 3,000 offensive tweets a day, freedom from vs freedom to, and Elon Musk’s Twitter
Will it be good for us to throw off the ‘friction’ of living as embodied beings?
Worship on Zoom, pandemic revival, time-shifting and Gnosticism
Fake news, Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’, the Capitol riot and YouTube algorithms
Navigating the ocean of untruths and conspiracy theories about covid is becoming harder and harder
Is ‘move fast and break things’ a responsible mantra for our increasingly digitised yet fragile society?