Tag: computer

On the high-tech path to destruction

By Khaled Diab Rather than humans becoming enslaved by robots, machines have become the new slave or serf class, with devastating consequences for society and the environment. We desperately need a more humane and sustainable approach to automation. Monday 23…

Living robots and the meaning of life

By Khaled Diab The advent of ‘living robots’, or biobots, not only poses grave risks for which we must be prepared but also raises profound questions about the future and what it means to be human. Tuesday 10 March 2020…

Just one of those unlucky lucky days

By Christian Nielsen Unlucky days can sometimes turn out to be a different kind of lucky… the tortuous variety. Thursday 2 November 2017 One recent Saturday, the day after my birthday, as it happens, has officially become my unlucky, lucky…

iPhony reality

We’re entering a world of augmented reality (AR) which might sound scary to rational-thinking grown-ups but perfectly natural to iPhone-savvy toddlers.