O’Leary for News‘s night job on new media
Can massive databases reveal a whole new set of truths? The myth of big data is that it is a magical way around relating to people in order to understand them.
Must Amazon’s monopoly be stopped? Can it be? Information is immaterial, so it survives changes in media.
Would you marry an intelligent robot or just stay single? Such scenarios depend on the assumption that a machine can be conscious.
Will intelligent technology create mass unemployment? Resulting in a brave new world of adult children who needn’t work?
Let’s start asking politicians about Internet privacy before they take ground we can’t get back
A surprising fact about YA novels: Many readers are forty years old. Hmmmm. Are the novels more grown-up or the adults less so?