‘Ladies’, the thing you’ve always wished for, has just become a reality!

Maybe I’ve come late to this, because I don’t often watch commercial TV, and when I do I’ll record it, in order to skip those irritating, mind-numbing ads. However, recently I was watching a recording (probably ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ or maybe ‘Loaded’, both in C4), and decided to do the traditional thing of making a drink whilst the ads played. Continue reading →

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AI Singularity? Never Going to Happen

Artificial intelligence singularity, ‘singularity’ presumably borrowed from cosmology, is the inevitable point at which artificial intelligence (AI) becomes equivalent to, and then goes on to surpass, human intelligence (HI). Most scientists and technology experts seem to have little doubt that this will happen soon, most likely in the next 50 to 100 years or so. They’re wrong. Continue reading →

How to Run a Successful Nation State

I have a fantastic idea

Obviously, in order to run a successful nation state, you need the right people in place to make the important decisions that affect all our lives. Of course most of the time this starts with some form of national government; democratically elected politicians we put in place to make decisions about law, health, education, foreign policy, tax rates, state spending, welfare, etc. Continue reading →

Being Right-Wing

Does that make you selfish, or just not interested?

My interest in this question stems from something I heard during the UK general election last May 2015. I was watching one of the many political TV programmes on at the time, and they were interviewing the novelist Lionel Shriver. The discussion was around how people were likely to vote, and she mentioned the idea of the ‘shy Tory’. Continue reading →