Will capitalism be overthrown in a revolution? The potential revolutionaries aren’t the usual suspects but in an ironic Frankenstein twist, it will the technology spawned by the uber capitalist entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley that’ll be storming the barricades.
We feature a really good documentary from the BBC hosted by Martin Wolf. It goes into the likely impact of technology on jobs, the economy and society in the future. It covers most sides of the debate about where we going and what we can do about it.
Why bother with science fiction if we’re trying to think about impact of technology? We look at this perennial question.
We can’t manage without the internet and it’s key to whatever technology future we’re heading to. We feature a couple of predictions of where it might be going.
3D printing is doing everything from personalised phone covers to repairing the Great Barrier Reef. We look at what it means for you.
This week’s Brain Food features Mariana Mazzucato and her thoughts on how technology revolutions get funded. Who will fund the next revolution to get machines more intelligent than us? venture capitalists, Wall Street, existing billionaires? If the next revolution is similar to the last one, it’s most likely to be the government, specifically the US government!
This week’s Brain Food explains Moore’s Law. This ‘law’ underpins a lot of thinking behind the predictions of our technology becoming more intelligent than us and when it might happen.