SpaceX launch: Beacon or bad omen?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 27, 2020 / The Focus


NASA’s first manned flight since 2011 is being advertised as America’s hopeful return to space, to boldly go where no man has before. Is it really? Yes and no. Wednesday’s launch to the International Space Station, nine years after the end of the space shuttle programme, is definitely a milestone. Those nine years were the … Continue reading “SpaceX launch: Beacon or bad omen?”

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Novacene. Is a new era of super-clever machines about to begin?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2019


On the Fourth of July, James Lovelock, eminent scientist, inventor and formulator of the Gaia hypothesis, published a new book. It’s titled Novacene and looks ahead to the end of the “anthropocene” era. Humans, Mr Lovelock, suggests, will be overtaken in cleverness by their computer progeny and the “novacene” era will begin. The “cyborgs”, as Mr Lovelock … Continue reading “Novacene. Is a new era of super-clever machines about to begin?”

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Are they trying to scare us or is this Man Machine stuff for real?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2019


The inventor Elon Musk recently told Axios that humans have to merge with machines in order to overcome the “existential threat” posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Mr Musk, who is CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, said AI is “just digital intelligence” and by its very nature, it is bound to exceed “biological intelligence… as the … Continue reading “Are they trying to scare us or is this Man Machine stuff for real?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK