Technology

Bitcoin, warehouses of computers solving maths puzzles, the dot.com bubble, and FOMO
The Eliza effect, algorithms reading lung X-rays, the problem of other minds, and adventurers on Mars
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
I-Thou relationships, talking to stuffed animals, thanking Alexa, and Turing red flag laws
A stem cell ‘Mini Me’, CRISPR, Brave New World, and extending the 14-day limit
Whole genome sequencing, Gattaca, de-identification versus anonymity, and Big Data Towers of Babel
Peering into the unknown, less than 1/150, blood tests over the internet, and disability doublethink
Techno-optimism returns, the yuck factor, cultivating our bodies, and the divinisation of humanity
Calico, the dragon tyrant, transhumanism, and monkeys playing Pong