Online makes dating less segregated
Online dating site eHarmony has been told to take down its ads claiming its matches are ‘scientifically proven’. But, says Josue Ortega, science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love – not least that online dating can make society less segregated. (more…)
Trust robots to put safety first
History shows that, when human control is replaced by automation, accidents fall because machines are designed to protect human safety. As we progress to a more robotic future, that’s a principle that should inform debates about control, argues Simon Watson. (more…)
Web access for prisoners no luxury
Digital and communication poverty is unhelpful – depriving prisoners is short-sighted, says Victoria Knight – arguing that technology offers an opportunity for prison staff to work with inmates to help them rehabilitate.
Tax reform better than philanthropy
The government wants to tax social media revenue, rather than profit, based on national user headcount. While Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll give most of his money away to good causes, forcing moguls to pay more tax could be better all round, argues John Picton. (more…)