Tagged: elon musk

Billionaire space race: the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth - News

Guest Author Jul 24, 2021

Tim Jackson, University of Surrey Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids, laments the Rocket Man in Elton John’s timeless classic. In fact, it’s cold as hell. But that doesn’t seem to worry a new generation of space entrepreneurs intent on colonising the “final frontier” as fast as possible. Don’t get me wrong. I’m no sullen technophobe. Read More

Neuralink and You: A Human-AI Symbiosis - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 21, 2020

Becky Casale Elon Musk reckons his Neuralink brain implant is much more than a medical device–that one day it will drive a symbiosis between humans and artificial intelligence. “Good morning! I’m Dr Benedict Egg and I’ll be supervising your Neuralink insertion today. Do you have any questions?” “Yes, Doc. Does it hurt? Will I feel it going … Read More

To save the environment, leave the ‘collapse porn’ under the mattress - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 09, 2015

Ted Lefroy, University of Tasmania Collapse porn. Apocalyptica. Eco-rapture. These are labels UK science journalist Leigh Phillips has given to a growing genre of environmental writing. Prominent among them are Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014), James Kunstler’s The Long Emergency (2005), Paul Kingsnorth’s Uncivilization (2009), John Zerzan Against Civilization … Read More