The monsters of Jurassic World

Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Philosophers and blockbusters There are at least three reasons why philosophers take an interest in hugely popular cultural products such Hollywood
Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle Philosophers and blockbusters There are at least three reasons why philosophers take an interest in hugely popular cultural products such Hollywood [More]

Autonomous Weapons II: Autonomy Can Be Good

View image | gettyimages.com As the Future of Life Institute’s open letter shows, there are many people concerned about the development of autonomous weapons. This concern is reasonable, if
View image | gettyimages.com As the Future of Life Institute’s open letter shows, there are many people concerned about the development of autonomous weapons. This concern is reasonable, if [More]

Autonomous Weapons I: The Letter

View image | gettyimages.com On July 28, 2015 the Future of Life Institute released an open letter expressing opposition to the development of autonomous weapons. Although the name of the
View image | gettyimages.com On July 28, 2015 the Future of Life Institute released an open letter expressing opposition to the development of autonomous weapons. Although the name of the [More]

Why a technologically enhanced future will not be as good as we think

Today there are high hopes for technological progress. Techno-optimists expect massive benefits for humankind from the invention of new technologies. Peter Diamandis is the founder of the X-prize
Today there are high hopes for technological progress. Techno-optimists expect massive benefits for humankind from the invention of new technologies. Peter Diamandis is the founder of the X-prize [More]

Printing Drugs & the Autopharm

View image | gettyimages.com The United States has approved the first 3D-printed drug, spritam levetitracetam. This drug is intended to control epilepsy and is an early step on the road to
View image | gettyimages.com The United States has approved the first 3D-printed drug, spritam levetitracetam. This drug is intended to control epilepsy and is an early step on the road to [More]

Robot Love I: Other Minds

View image | gettyimages.com Thanks to improvements in medicine humans are living longer and can be kept alive well past the point at which they would naturally die. On the plus side, longer
View image | gettyimages.com Thanks to improvements in medicine humans are living longer and can be kept alive well past the point at which they would naturally die. On the plus side, longer [More]

New Age and technology

Max Weber considered rationalism a distinguishing features of modernity. Yet the spirit has always been in revolt against the intellect…
Max Weber considered rationalism a distinguishing features of modernity. Yet the spirit has always been in revolt against the intellect… [More]

Little Assassins

View image | gettyimages.com Small. Silent. Deadly. The perfect assassin or security system for the budget conscious. Send a few after your enemy. Have a few lurking about in security areas.
View image | gettyimages.com Small. Silent. Deadly. The perfect assassin or security system for the budget conscious. Send a few after your enemy. Have a few lurking about in security areas. [More]

Teleowork of the Future

View image | gettyimages.com While people have been engaged in telework for quite some time, ever-improving technology will expand the range of jobs allowing for this long-distance labor. This,
View image | gettyimages.com While people have been engaged in telework for quite some time, ever-improving technology will expand the range of jobs allowing for this long-distance labor. This, [More]

Taming of Tech Criticism

Pity technology critics. Their arguments are empty and vain. We need less technology criticism and more political and social criticism…
Pity technology critics. Their arguments are empty and vain. We need less technology criticism and more political and social criticism… [More]