April 6, 2018: Depression, dying gods, projects in the air

March was a bad month for the writing. Many things happened, not the least of which was Cambridge Analytica and that political social media fiasco – we’re still seeing ripple effects of the weaponization of Facebook and Twitter. But I think the worst that happened to me was being stuck in a curious state of…

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THE GHOST OF HAL: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE THEN, NOW AND TOMORROW

(A speech given at the Arthur C Clarke Centennial on the 16th of December, 2017, Colombo) BOWMAN Hal, give me manual hibernation control. HAL Have you decided to revive the rest of the crew, Dave? PAUSE. BOWMAN Yes, I have. HAL I suppose it’s because you’ve been under a lot of stress, but have you…

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