I work with, and spend a great deal of time on, the internet. As such, I’m a classic ‘slacktivist’.
Today marks forty days and nights until the independence referendum in Scotland.
How do you plan to communicate with people 10,000 years from now? It’s a real problem for people building long-term nuclear storage facilities, as this fascinating episode of the 99% Invisible podcast discusses.
One of my favourite SF authors, Charlie Stross, has very successfully articulated a key challenge we face, not just in the UK, but as a species - in a world of automation and continuous shifting and optimisation to lower cost locations, where is the bottom, and what do we do with the millions (and possibly billions in relatively short order) of people for whom there are no jobs?
Posting my last blog post on the Yes campaign was interesting. I found that that it offered me the chance to overcome two things that I had been struggling with.