If automation is only limited by the boundaries of what we can describe, are we actually capable of describing those entities, processes, objects and systems of non-trivially sophisticated complexity with which we all must eventually and inevitably engage ? Continue reading The Limits of Automation
Is AI-generated art an omen of things to come ? Are we writing ourselves out of our own story ? Continue reading Art without an Artist ?
Will technology make us stupid ? Or is there more creative and innovative opportunity than ever before to be derived from our tools of cognitive extension ? Continue reading Will Technology make us Stupid ?
An enduring irony of structured attempts to prohibit various nefarious behaviours (including cybercrime) is that the actions taken tend to create evolutionary selection pressures which unwittingly produce the next generation of successful technological malfeasance. Viewed holistically as an ecosystem or … Continue reading Ransomware
…attempts to lock systems down inadvertently create the loopholes and logics of their own failure… Continue reading Doubling Down on Digital Property Rights
At the heart of the cranks and gears which churn behind the pseudo-fact engines of collective post-truth confusion is a grand democratisation of self-expression (and self-promotion) which has itself been facilitated by the progressive ramping-up of the importance and influence of the internet and social media… Continue reading A Post-Truth Information Economy
This is no great revelation: we are positively drowning in information. Awash in billions of words and sounds, squawks and squeaks, bits and bytes of marketing, ideas, symbols and ideology: we can all hear the information pandemonium in which we … Continue reading Information Tsunami: Too Much Information