Why Curious People are Happier & Healthier

I might only have been seven years’ old, but I had a plan. The Great Escape The first stage of my cunning plan was the hardest. I knew that every step along the dusty tongue and groove flooring of our dated townhouse would elicited creaky complaints. Every stair descended, every door swung open, would sigh…

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Generation X vs Technology

Okay Generation X, brace yourself. The Sex Singularity is coming. You heard it here first. (Actually, let me Google check that…. Nope, not the first, there are 770,017 hits for ‘Sex Singularity’. Damn you, internet.) OK, you definitely heard it here 770,018th. So don’t say you weren’t warned. The Sex Singularity Forget the AI Singularity…

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Which Generation Would Win a Zombie War?

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming. Soon, your quiet suburban life will be filled with brain-hungry zombies milling around on street corners waiting to pounce on anyone walking by with a tasty, fresh brain in their head.    Everyone assumes they’ll survive the Zombies. We assume that all those Zombies bumbling around, mumbling about brains will…

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The Sudden Stop At The End

There’s no easy way to teach your kids how to live a bold, curious and adventurous life, without falling off the edge. I hope this heartfelt letter helps…

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Will We Survive Artificial Intelligence?

That’s right, fuck artificial intelligence too. (Mum, if I go missing start a revolution and come free me from the Computer Overlord’s human battery pack. Pull out the giant plug. No, the giant one. There’s only one plug, mum. Oh, forget it).

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Fuck Robots and the Self-Driving Horse They Rode in On

Okay, we got it. The robots are coming and we’re all fucked. Now, can we ease up with the desperate warnings of killer robots rising up to enslave humankind? In this two-part post, we throw a little cold water on the panic merchants, and advocate Douglas Adams’ ever-sage advice: Don’t Panic.

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