Sign in

ATB1776, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

AI is spread around like so much fertiliser across every media channel and yet nobody even asks what it is.
I’m not going to tell you either and if you’re wondering why, well here goes.

Whatever it meant when IBM began on Watson, or other laudable projects by other firms is irrelevant to the discussion. When you see the word AI it is simply meant to conjure up something incredibly smart and beyond your comprehension performed by these majestic things called computers. And that’s not an accident either. Just about every sort of…

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY

Neoliberal are awash with money they never imagined possible. After the banks collapsed in 2007 the wrong doers were rewarded with unimaginable volumes of free cash to invest.
As industry collapsed and the world was transferred to zero hours and imaginary pensions, the stock markets soared and then really took off.
The Fed, ECB and UK pumped huge volumes of cash into markets making it possible for Banks, Hedge funds and assorted businesses to acquire enormous portfolios of assets using interest-free loans. Not only that, they made it clear…

I built a platform quite a time before Facebook appeared and was before that, an avid Usenet user from its outset, as a result, I feel somehow implicated.
I plan to publish a series of pieces over the next week or two in the hope of generating more interest in critical consultations happening right now, that could, if enough people of the right sort speak up, save us from a plague worse than Covid, one that is already amongst us.
Apologies if you dont like my style, its half-way between an essay and a paper. …

Play your part in this huge and important decision that will have impacts for decades.

We have all been dragged into the conversations and all probably hoped someone else will fix it soon. Our Social Media had become as important as our phone and right at the top of our living needs. In Maslov terms its down there on level two. Of course we dont want to kicked off, wed rather a quiet life. The problem is that each platform has been building enormous datasets on each of us, trading their data for that of another platform, buying data from everywhere we go and stalking us even as we sleep.

Stalking is criminal, but Censorship is dumb.

I’m not saying Id rather…

From the Tulip bubble of Holland to the Bitcoin bubble of today, value has always been a subjective and dangerously alluring bedfellow, but what is it?

Every Marketer, MBA, everyone who ever read a business magazine or investing article, or studied economics even at the most basic level will have come across this favourite word of the economist, “value”.
Claiming to create value makes almost anything OK in our world, but what exactly is it? Can value exist without money? How much of value is really of any value and what is its essence? …

Lord Sumption, former Supreme Court judge, in his campaign to defend civil liberties under lockdown says — “When tyrannies take over it is because people volunteer their liberty voluntarily.”

· Do you really believe that the Health Protection restrictions described below will be revoked?

· Have you not heard them conveniently remark that this is just the first of many such pandemics and epidemics?

· How well would you do if I asked you to summarise how many rights you had lost in the past two years and their impact on your and your families lives?

The new legislation and what it really does.

The lockdown has been…

This tiny little book is one of the few things in life that will never be out of date and always a valuable reminder. These words were spoken by no less a man than Wilhelm Reich

If you are not familiar with Reich, he was born 1897 in what is now Ukraine, then part of the Austro Hungarian Empire, a student of Freud who excelled at character analysis. He ended up in the US where during WW2 he was hounded by the FBI in a mistaken identity error (before big data) spending time in the Penitentiary as a result. …

he damage done by Neoliberalism to all but the richest of the top 1% is so crushing that it has brought a mild mannered people to the edge of uprising.

The income divide between rich and poor

A World of lies far bolder, more shocking and more dangerous than the childish antics of a PM subject to Supreme Court scrutiny.

This article, hybrid thing of the internet era, lays out for you in the simplest of terms with the minimum of technical reference or jargon how and why the UK has become the playground of a gallery of thieves and wrongdoers. I hope by the time you have read to the bottom you will be suitably shocked and sufficiently motivated to follow some of the references I provided, to question everything you are presented with regardless by…

How tech lost its way, or was pushed.

Ryan Lash / TED

5G, AI, driverless electric cars, these are put forward as the big technology goals for the world. Aren’t you just bursting with excitement?

There are a few obvious question’s I know to be critical and I can clearly see they have not been answered or possibly even been asked.
Experience tells us this is a route to fast clean failure for products that simply don’t cut it or slow very expensive death for systems.
My question is this: The people presenting us these wonders of the…


Ed has enjoyed a dual career moving backwards and forwards between leadership roles in software engineering and transforming marketing functions.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store