My interview on the intelligence revolution for the Telegraph here.
With Stephen Hawking and Maggie Boden. Coverage in media across the world, e.g. here.
WIRED writes that they know who to blame when robots kill. Me.
Financial Times, Sat 6 December 2008 George Pendle always wanted to be a memoirist. But unfortunately he "was the recipient of a happy childhood", not abused by his relatives, nor addicted to alcohol or drugs. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 22 November 2008 Baboons pick nits from each other's fur in order to smooth their social intercourse; the British talk about the weather. The ever-changing sky is what unites the island race, across age, class and creed - like football to the Italians or niggling ailments to the Germans. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 9 August 2008 "Make it explosive," said the publishers of The God Delusion to illustrator Noma Bar. Bar took them at their word, and produced a brilliant cardinal red blast on an otherwise unadorned field. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 9 August 2008 We are all chasing happiness. We talk of it as if it were real, a place the budget airlines will surely soon be flying to, or a new product – iPhoria? – that will hit the shelves any day. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 26 July 2008 It took the open-minded spirit of the 1960s for humans to recognise the songs of the great whales as more than mere oceanic background noise. But judging by the efforts described in this new book, it might be some time yet before whales return the compliment and start to dig human grooves. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 14 June 2008 The funeral is being prepared for multiculturalism. Some think it collapsed with the twin towers. Others that it bled to death with Theo van Gogh, the critic killed in Amsterdam by a Dutch Muslim. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Fri 23 May 2008It is a paradox that we, who have never had it so good, should feel so harried. Whereas our great-grandparents worked 14-hour shifts on steam-filled factory floors just to keep themselves in gruel, we clock off when we fancy and still afford the finest foods on our well-stocked supermarket shelves. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 5 April 2008 You are right now doing something breathtakingly complex; something so impressive, it might without exaggeration be described as the high point of human civilisation. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 8 March 2008 What is it like to be a dog? How does it feel to chase your own tail, or to think sniffing someone’s behind an appropriate form of greeting? ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 22 December 2007 “Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon,” wrote the novelist Susan Ertz. But bioethics professor John Harris has no worries about filling his weekend tea times: “Only the terminally boring are in danger of being terminally bored,” he insists. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Sat 6 October 2007 Every culture has its story of the roots of good and evil. For the three great Abrahamic religions, it all began with a tree, whose fruit was forbidden by God. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Fri 15 June 2007 In a few specially constructed research facilities around the world, scientists are attempting to decode the mysteries of an alien intelligence. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Fri 25 May 2007 Knut is a superstar. Fifteen thousand visitors a day queue to see the baby polar bear tumbling about in Berlin Zoo with his bearded keeper-cum-surrogate-parent. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Thu 22 March 2007 If I had free will, I would choose to be funnier. I would choose always to have the right witty riposte ready to disarm adversaries and delight friends. But sadly, it is not so. ...Read original article
Financial Times, Fri 26 January 2007I will die on June 8 2047. At least according to DeathTimer.com, which offers a one-click estimate of one’s date of demise. ...Read original article
Immortality in the US and Canada: amazon.combarnes & noble USIndieBoundpowells amazon.ca borders.au
Immortality in the UK: amazon.co.ukbook depository biteback publishingWaterstones
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