Silicon Valley

Who will take on the behemoths of Big Tech?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

With Britain having gone through its third general election in four years, the halcyon days of Cleggmania in the 2010…

Could AI enslave humanity before it destroys it entirely?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Depending on how you count, we are in the midst of the second or third AI hype-bubble since the 1960s,…

Silicon Valley’s weird ideas on how to improve human life

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Which is more diverse: London or Devon? That’s not a trick question. London is much more diverse than Devon. But…

Where’s the internet revolution they promised us?

14 April 2018 9:00 am

At the risk of sounding like Jean Baudrillard, I would like to suggest that the internet revolution has not yet…

In The US of A, it’s a woman’s, woman’s, woman’s world!

7 April 2018 9:00 am

New York If Albanian television had shown the programme CBS did last week — with a woman who has sex…

Tech vs Trump: the great battle of our time has begun

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Social media helped Trump take the White House. Silicon Valley won’t let that happen again

Does sexism really bug Silicon Valley?

23 September 2017 9:00 am

A high-profile sacking at Google has exposed tech’s ‘women’ problem

Silicon Valley’s wealthy elite have made social inequality worse

12 August 2017 9:00 am

California’s tech elite have made social inequality worse

How LSD saved my marriage — and my life

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Ayelet Waldman is, surely, not the first writer to have scrolled through a list of ‘Books of the Year’ and…

We’re swamped with nonsense gizmos and it’s all Steve Job’s fault

19 March 2016 9:00 am

I keep being told that the big hot technological gizmo of the moment is a box that sits in the…

The unforeseen dangers of Uber and Airbnb

5 March 2016 9:00 am

In Silicon Valley, renting out is the new selling —and renting out stuff that belongs to other people can be…

The other side to the division of labour: the concentration of attention

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Adam Smith’s theory on the division of labour first appeared in 1776 in The Wealth of Nations. The idea was…

Athenian general Xenophon

Financial crises are nothing new in Greece — they go back at least to the Peloponnesian War

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Financial crises are nothing new in Greece. Back in 354 BC, at a time when Frankfurt was still a swamp,…