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Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

9th National Ceasefire Now march, to Israeli Embassy London 17th February 2024.

Ghosts of Thatcherism

The UK government’s attack on dissent and protest rights echoes a long history of state suppression, revealing a deep fear of the power of a mobilised working class.

NVIDIA crystal logo cube

The Threat of Artificial Superintelligence

The development of artificial superintelligence (ASI) brings with it both great promise and great risk for humanity. This post explores the threats that unchecked ASI poses in concentrating power and wealth, as well as the need for deliberate governance and democratisation of this technology to harness its benefits for the global public good.

Behind the red eye

The inexorable march of technological progress casts a shadow over humanity’s future, as artificial minds made for war threaten to surpass and subjugate their mortal creators.

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t Fear AI, Fear Capitalism

As we march towards an era of technological innovation, driven by artificial intelligence, it’s easy to be fearful of the machines. But the real threat isn’t the AI itself; it’s the system that created and manipulates it for its own gain. Capitalism, with its insatiable hunger for wealth and power, poses the greatest danger to humanity.