“Our goal with technology should be to have more healthy humans, not to create some kind of super humans”
Deadly rumours on WhatsApp, a ‘Panopticon’ of censorship, the corrosion of trust, and China’s spreading surveillance state


Introverts versus extroverts, faith in the consultation room, and a moratorium on AI research
Polarised culture wars, the challenge of elder care, and childlike sexbots
QR codes in China, privacy, the manipulation of desire, and a neo-Benedictine Rule of Life
Trillions of data points, clickbait, an advertising arms race, and BF Skinner’s pigeons
Technicism, the Parable of the Talents, get-rich-quick schemes, and the wheat and the weeds
Bitcoin, warehouses of computers solving maths puzzles, the 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