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In praise of cash

Cash might be grungy, unfashionable and corruptible, but it is still a great public good, important for rich and poor alike

Brett Scott

Data & Information
Broken links

When no ancient chat or post is beyond the grasp of Google, what matters more: the right to forget, or to be remembered?

Alana Massey

Data & Information
Digital star chamber

Algorithms are producing profiles of you. What do they say? You probably don’t have the right to know

Frank Pasquale

Data & Information
All-seeing, all-knowing

Since imperial times Chinese governments have yearned for a perfect surveillance state. Will big data now deliver it?

James Palmer

Data & Information
Cover of darkness

The cypherpunks are winning the crypto-war against government spies. What will happen when everyone is anonymous?

Jamie Bartlett

Data & Information
Precognitive police

Predictive policing could help prevent crime. But do we want a future where computer oracles and spies track us from birth?

Henrick Karoliszyn

Human Rights
Reading Howl in China

My generation, once impassioned by the Western literature of rebellion, is now lulled by ‘Wealthy Socialism’

Xiaolu Guo

Political Philosophy
Life in the fishbowl

In the future, most people will live in a total surveillance state – and some of us might even like it

Stuart Armstrong

Film & Television
The reality show

Schizophrenics used to see demons and spirits. Now they talk about actors and hidden cameras – and make a lot of sense

Mike Jay

Cognition & Intelligence
Too much information

Our instincts for privacy evolved in tribal societies where walls didn't exist. No wonder we are hopeless oversharers

Ian Leslie

The machine gaze

As the boundaries between digital and physical dissolve, can the New Aesthetic help us see things more clearly?

Will Wiles