Maker Messiah, the Novel

What do you call a man who stands the world on its head, overnight and without permission? Megalomaniac? Infidel? Messiah? Philip Machen didn't talk about changing the world until he'd already done it. By then it was too late. Curse him, worship him or ignore him, the rest of us had to figure it out for ourselves. … [Read more...]

Tech-driven Morality in Maker Messiah

Can lifeless technology improve human behavior? In his book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, psychologist Steven Pinker argues that Western societies have already altered our baser natures for the better, partly through technology. But could a single technical advance create lasting moral improvements in weeks or months, rather than over decades or generations? Despite steady progress in science and technology, there hangs a vast suspicion today over the very idea of technology advancing … [Read more...]