Tag: Columns

Some thoughts on Meritocracy

O dear, it seems it’s time for some conceptual play…. Apparently these days the scouts aren’t the only people obsessed with merit. There’s a whole phalanx of YouTube luminaries and pundits waxing poetic about the merits of meritocracy. I’m rather confused by this term… Continue Reading “Some thoughts on Meritocracy”

‘Don’t Data Mine Me Bro’ | Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part One)

However faintly the frantic words ‘don’t tase me bro’ still probably echo in the popular imagination. Subduing a nebbish university student for an uncouth question is arguably the wrong way to use a taser. Is there a right way? Figuring that out has been… Continue Reading “‘Don’t Data Mine Me Bro’ | Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part One)”