Futureproof? Artificial Intelligence and the Human Prospect

  The New York Times  technology reporter Kevin Roose begins his new book with some good news. Futureproof: Nine Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation, (2021) adopts an upbeat tone in proposing how we might live well in this age of automation. “Artificial intelligence could be unbelievably good for humankind, if we do … Read more Futureproof? Artificial Intelligence and the Human Prospect

Racism, Class Solidarity and Systemic Change

Brisbane Anti-Racism Protest - 6 June 2020 - AndrewMercer

(Image: Brisbane Anti-Racism Protest – 6 June 2020 – Andrew Mercer) To usher in systemic change, the left faces the challenge of not only reconciling racial inequities with class solidarity, but also avoiding two strategic errors of the past that have consigned the left to cooptation or irrelevance. Martin Luther King’s observation in the late … Read more Racism, Class Solidarity and Systemic Change

Naomi Klein and the Politics of the Green New Deal

“Winning is a moral imperative. The stakes are too high, and time is too short, to settle for anything else.” Naomi Klein addressed these words to the British Labour Party, but they aptly express the urgency of the climate movement today. We have arrived at a critical juncture in human history. As we all know, … Read more Naomi Klein and the Politics of the Green New Deal

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