I am kiwi philosopher living in the beautiful city of Adelaide South Australia.
I've been busy over the past almost thirty years exploring the ethical implications of technological change, and the ways in which genetic and cybernetic technologies may alter us. Recently I've been very busy writing about the coronavirus pandemic.
A piece written with Vojin Rakic from the University of Belgrade that compares the different drivers of vaccine hesitancy in Australia and Serbia.
A piece on the ABC that suggests we focus more on the knowledge that most of us have acquired about vaccines than on the angry minority who haven't been paying attention.
A piece on the ABC that explores a bias toward tech fixes for complex problems. This bias played a role in recent disappointments about the coronavirus and the Taliban.
Piece on the ABC in which I discuss the difficult choices about whether and how to vaccinate against COVID-19 that Australians confront. I offer a warning about the future of ‘flu vaccination.
A piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books written with Stuart Whatley that challenges popular beliefs about exponential improvement as the solution to pretty much everything.
A piece in the Los Angeles Review of Books written with Stuart Whatley that deflates some of the hype that turns tech visionaries into multibillionaires.
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