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Humanity 2.0

Last night, I gave a speech at the American German Business Club about technology and The Singularity, which I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. The audience was very mixed, ranging in technology sophistication hugely, so I pitched it at a fairly tech-lite level, which seemed to work OK. Overall, the talk was very well […]

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Beijing’s Taxis are Bugged and Tracked

Beijing’s 70,000 taxis have had equipment installed in the run up to the Olympics, that enable the authorities to bug them, track them via GPS and disable them remotely. Apparently this is all in the name of driver safety, but then, that is the official line. This kind of technology is often compared to Orwell’s […]

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