September 16, 2014

A final case

We’re down to the wire now. By the time I publish this, there will be less than 30 hours until the referendum.

I await the result now with a sense of impending relief. The rhetoric has really ramped up over the last couple of weeks after an apparent reversal of the polls last week, which sent the Westminster parties into a last minute scurrying panic (or doughty Defence of the Union, depending on your perspective).


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September 6, 2014

My first ever political campaign

I work with, and spend a great deal of time on, the internet. As such, I’m a classic slacktivist’.


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politics independence
August 9, 2014

40 Days to Yes

Today marks forty days and nights until the independence referendum in Scotland.


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May 14, 2014

Planning for ten thousand years

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.


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future
April 3, 2014

Automation and work

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?


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science fiction future
April 1, 2014

Six (more) reasons why I’m voting Yes

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.


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