Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens Its important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking … Read more

I know theyve seen my message so why haven’t they replied?

Read receipts are emblematic of all thats wrong with communication in the digital age but there are ways you can navigate the minefield What are read receipts and how can I stop them destroying my life? Ah, the tyranny of read receipts enough to put you off digital communication for good. Most platforms tell you … Read more

At last, here are White House tweets that offer hope | Tim Dowling

The account @RoguePOTUSStaff purports to be leaking information about Donald Trump. Authentic or not, its sorrowful tone gives it a ring of truth Now that political satire is dead, we must make some decisions about what will occupy the space in our lives it used to fill. You might just shrug and say events. And … Read more

No one can read whats on the cards for AIs future | John Naughton

AI is now beating us at poker, but not even Google co-founder Sergey Brin can say with any certainty what the next steps for machine learning are Ten days ago, in a Davos still shellshocked by Trumps victory, one of the former masters of the universe sat down with an interviewer Google Brain, which focused … Read more

Antisemite, Holocaust denier yet David Irving claims fresh support

In advance of a film about the trial that bankrupted him, the historian is boasting that his views have found a new generation of admirers Sixteen years after an English court discredited his work and the judge called him antisemitic and racist, the historian David Irving claims he is inspiring a new generation of Holocaust … Read more

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