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Tom Chatfield
Writer, Freelance

Tom Chatfield is a writer and commentator on digital culture. His latest book is Live This Book! (2015). He lives in Kent, UK.

Written by Tom Chatfield

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Automation and robotics
Automated ethics

When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step too far?

Tom Chatfield

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Computing and artificial intelligence
The attention economy

It costs nothing to click, respond and retweet. But what price do we pay in our relationships and our peace of mind?

Tom Chatfield

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Information and communication
I type, therefore I am

More human beings can write and type their every thought than ever before. Something to celebrate or deplore?

Tom Chatfield

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Addiction
Cyborg dreams

Gadgets are the first thing we touch in the morning and the last thing we stroke at night. Are we their slaves?

Tom Chatfield

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