Inertia

If it has become (all too painfully) obvious that bureaucratic inertia and the endemic stagnation of administrative hierarchies everywhere is a global problem and everywhere apparent, this tells us something about the nature of the issue. That is not to say (as so many people do) "oh, that's just the way it is everywhere" and…

Relative Intelligence

I'm not entirely confident in the marketing, PR and hype surrounding the notional "Intelligence" characterised in emerging contemporary applications and technologies. The kinds of sophistication and mental processing (on a spectrum towards consciousness and self-awareness) constitutive of authentic intelligence appears to be anything other than what is being achieved by these narrowly defined intelligent machines…

Warbots

Death and the autonomous war robot. This cat may, it seems, be at least partially out of the bag already...

Matrix

...assumptions about the essential characteristics or axioms of any system of explanation are specific (delimited) to that system of explanation...

Deep Dive

...we are living in an accelerating moment in which the sane and rational present paradigm might become the quaint or absurdly inconsistent (or at least incomplete) assumption of an earlier era...