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Third eye blind

In a couple of hours a nice young doctor is going blind me. She’ll be very polite about it but there will be a good few minutes — as she scrapes the skin off my eyeball — when my future is entirely in her hands. Then she’ll zap my eyes with a laser and I’ll […]

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You built this for me?

Times are changing faster than ever. Some days I look around at the technology we take for granted and can barely believe I get to see this happen. Computers used to be a joke. We had a computer with 128kb of RAM when I was a kid. 128 kilobytes! I’m not even sure you can find an […]

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Not finished yet

It’s well-known that humans are terrible at remembering things. We peer through the blurry lens of time, forgetting the boring or nasty or annoying memories and embellishing the tasty morsels. It makes us awful at predicting the future too. We ignore all of the massive, disruptive change we’ve lived through and decide that the future […]

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What the hell is a dog psychiatrist?

In case you were ever worried about the robots coming you should know that AI won’t take our jobs. AI will offer us new, better, more interesting work that we’ll enjoy more. If you told someone back in 1920 we’d have cat psychiatrists, dog masseurs, and a ten-year-old who made millions from unwrapping presents, they’d […]

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Bald Bezos and His Big Hairy Goal

Everybody knows ol’ Jeffers — Head Honcho at Amazon and richest man in the world when it’s not Elon Musk. If you ever wondered what Bezos was doing with all that cash, it’s Blue Origin (great name) and a space ship that looks like a sex toy. What I found out recently was that Blue […]