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The internet has become a new adoptive home to so many cliques, gangs, clubs, unions, collectives, bands and tribes, that it’s as if the internet has become an inorganic extension to society itself…

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Florida lawyers, judges barred from ‘unethical’ social networking?


According to a recent legal ethics ruling in Florida, lawyers and judges are barred from “friending” on Facebook, Twitter et al. Since when did ethics take on the role of censoring personal relationships?


Wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technology


Big industry is wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technologies, to help cut costs and energy waste. But can those same technologies be useful to home owners around the world?


Twitter lists give the finger to #followfriday?


“Sorry, you’re not on the list.” Oh, the burn. And if you’re on Twitter, the indignation is now monumentally public. But then I’m reminded of what my mother told me: it’s not quantity but quality that counts. And sometimes, the who is better than the what…


The myth of human consciousness and accidental AI


Intuition is a wonderful thing. But being self-aware is really over rated. Most animals apparently manage very well without a consciousness. So does it matter so much that we can blush? As for choice, such things might be nothing more than an intricate illusion…


Pandaring to stupidity and not natural selection


Humans are changing the planet. Those that deny this are fools. But there are certain things that we’re simply accelerating, rather than worsening, or destroying. Several different species, including Pandas, are fading fast. But in our attempt to save them from extinction, we neglect the rest…


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