November 29, 2020


The rate at which new computer hardware products are arriving in the market is simply mind-boggling. In today’s world we seem to expect a lot from our governments. We expect them to eliminate crime at the same time as we continually increase the number of new criminal laws, we expect them to increase economic output, reduce inequality, make our neighbourhoods more pleasant places to live, provide a wide range of services, prevent terrorism, increase public morality, reduce behaviours we see as harmful such as smoking, substance abuse, bullying etc, and many other things besides. There is a very serious danger that in the near future technology will make many of these previously impossible demands which we have placed on our governments entirely possible. I say that this is a danger, rather than a utopian dream, because most of these things are not really within the government’s power to give us … Read the rest