Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Google glasses: just another cool accessory, or the first step towards a sinister, tech-driven dystopia?

The evil masterminds at Google have just released a new video showcasing their Google Glass project.

All of a sudden the last episode of season one of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is looking less like a dystopian nightmare, and more like a particularly prescient episode of the Gadget Show...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Amid all the rejoicing about the passage of the gay marriage bill through the Commons, shouldn't we spare a thought for the rights of bigots?

As MPs debated the gay marriage bill today, the above tweet caught my eye.

The bill passed through the Commons by 400 votes to 175, a majority of 225 which should be enough to get it through the Lords this year.

However, there have already been mutterings from MPs such as Matthew Offord, the Conservative member for Hendon, that this represents a slippery slope which could lead to marriage being redefined to include polygamy. And picture the old school Tory constituency party members across the country fretting that this will inevitably lead to people being able to marry their pets or inanimate objects like their bannister. For them, I offer this:

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