These are, quite frankly, brilliant:
Café Scientifique has started up again here in Portsmouth, and yours truly was there to catch the action. This event featured a talk by Prof. Ajit Narayanan, Head of the School of Computing at Portsmouth University, entitled ‘Can we find a mind gene?’
Where are we going, and why are we going there? Continue reading Roadmap required
I can say with certainty that there were at least forty or so people in the UK last night who weren’t obsessing over the fate of twentytwo overpaid men in shorts and one air-filled leather sack. We had far more interesting things to think about. Continue reading Cafe Scientifique: Who’s afraid of conscious machines?
Neil Stephenson’s ‘Baroque Cycle’ is huge. That’s no hyperbole; three volumes, each weighing in at around 900 pages. A big story, and no mistake. Continue reading (Multiple) Book Review: Neal Stephenson’s ‘Baroque Cycle’