Large-scale AI systems consume enormous amounts of energy. Yet the material details of those costs remain vague in the social imagination.
We live in a peculiar culture – utterly different to the classical world of ancient times, different to undemocratic nations, different to theocracies as well. Why?
We are embodied creatures and we rightly long to interact face-to-face. This God-given longing is a compass to help navigate the deceptive and exploitative redefinition of relationships.
The technology-evangelists’ goal is to provide products and services that are so compelling, easy to access, and intuitive to use that we can’t help but adopt them.
My Apple Watch lights up to pay, and in my pocket, I feel the buzz of my banking app notification: £2.45 debited for a large latte. Beep, the Oyster card taps seamlessly on the Number 36 bus.
Broadening the range of our capacity to wonder is at the heart of epistemology. To fail to do so is to slip dangerously into knowledge as impersonal and disembodied.