Video game developers are coming under increasing scrutiny for the use of randomized digital rewards called ‘loot boxes’ that closely resemble gambling. Loot boxes have appeared in a range of popular games […]
My book Essays in AI looks at the future of traditional work and the upheaval about to hit the economy from AI, automation and new technologies. Having already seen a rapidly changing workforce […]
By 2030, Keynes wrote, we should all be working 15 hours a week at full time wages (not pro rata). The question why haven’t we got there yet? I answered in a previous […]
In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour workweek. But, despite significant productivity gainsover the past few decades, we still work 40 hours a […]
Some thoughts on this late at night: 1. The Referencing System: Arguably the most pernicious aspect of modern universities is the referencing system. A system that was not used in any of […]
The business of addiction: how the video gaming industry is evolving to be like the gambling industry
The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is […]
My book Essays in AI has just released in paperback!
Robots, artificial intelligence and automation are going to fundamentally change the way we work, play and live in the 21st Century.