Sep
04

Humanity, Mark II

Humanity, Mark II
I love this picture of an alien and human interacting emotionally and physically because it sits at the heart of the sci-fi I write. Whilst there are alien enemies (aren't there always?) there are also opportunities for allies, friends and companions. In the Pattern Universe Zeke and Zirkos become f...
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Sep
20

The digital human: the cyber version of humanity’s quest for immortality

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​Immortality has been a topic of discussion since the legend of the Holy Grail.Some people have gone as far as cryogenic freezing after death in the hope that one day science will have advanced enough to resurrect them. Others believe the route to immortality lies in the digital realm.The theory tha...
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Sep
19

Robots and AI could soon have feelings, hopes and rights … we must prepare for the reckoning

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 Get used to hearing a lot more about artificial intelligence. Even if you discount the utopian and dystopian hyperbole, the 21st century will broadly be defined not just by advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, computing and cognitive neuroscience, but how we manage them. For some...
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Sep
19

Artificial Lawyers 'r' Us

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I was looking at the increasing encroachment of artificial intelligence in industry and noticing that there isn't that much of a takeover of people's jobs in certain professions. Those where there is a need for creative or original thinking appear to be currently at least, a safe have...
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