The next Grove Ethics booklet is a fascinating study of transhumanism, the idea that we should transcend the limitations of our physical bodies through technology. It is by Michael Burdett, who is Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Science and Technology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. I was struck by his opening introduction: Kevin Warwick, formerly Professor […]
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I have long been fascinated with the Second World War. My father was (just) old enough to fly in the war with the RAF. Because he was a good pilot, he was transferred from four-engine (bombers) to being an instructor in Canada. At the end of the war he tried to trace all those he […]
This is the second of three posts exploring in turn how to start, build and share a blog. The first part can be found here. A few years, it used to be fairly easy to find out how to start and build a blog, as blogging was a fairly new thing, and most bloggers saw […]
This is the first of three posts exploring in turn starting, building and sharing a blog Like many aspects of the internet and in particular social media, blogging divides the world. On the one hand, in some circles it seems that everyone blogs copiously and effortlessly. On the other hand, a good number of people […]
Vicky Beeching has written on children and the internet this week in the Church Times. The main point of her argument is that Christian parents shouldn’t see the internet as a dangerous thing to be avoided, but a tool to be used, and that we should encourage children to use it responsibly. She hits her […]
I am half way through watching The Social Network (with my daughter…!) and can already see why it has won awards. So far the most interesting observation is that Mark Zuckerberg aimed to replicate online the sorts of social things that people do in real life. In the film this arises from a conversation with his friend, […]
I have just noticed that The online Daily Telegraph has a really good section of technology stories about Apple products here. It includes the latest evaluations of the iPad, and a fascinating story that Apple has filed a patent for 3-D glasses for watching films in 3-D, to which you can go directly here.