Steven Poole is a journalist, broadcaster and composer. His latest book is You Aren’t What You Eat (2012).
Slaves to the algorithm
Computers could take some tough choices out of our hands, if we let them. Is there still a place for human judgement?
Your point is?
Science can’t stop talking in terms of ‘purposes’, but if the universe cares about us, it has a funny way of showing it
The human race
Prosthetics, doping, computer implants: we take every upgrade we can get. But what is waiting for us at the finish line?