Yuval Harari’s ‘brief history of tomorrow’ draws deep on the anti-humanist prejudices of today.
The spirit of curiosity remains the noblest of human attributes.
The quest for robotic cars is underwritten by a suspicion of humanity.
The use of new technologies is turning us into objects of analysis, examination and manipulation.
On social networks, kids have found the unprotected, adult-free spaces now denied to them in the real world.
Must-reads from the past week
The new iPhones show that Apple still has its eye on the future - and its finger on the pulse of a self-absorbed society.
ESSAY: There are two ugly strains to the post-IPO Facebook-bashing: naivety about how the market works and hostility to individual ambition.
ESSAY: The contrasting fates of two photo companies shows there’s more money in navel-gazing than transformative tech.
Yes, if FB were a country it would be the third largest. It would also be the most unproductive country ever.
Why are we perturbed when a picture of our house appears on Google Maps but not when we’re filmed by state CCTV?