We are all limited

No matter how hard we try, there are some things we’re not that good at, some ways of being we just can’t master. Regardless of all the promises we might make to ourselves and our loved ones, there are personal qualities we’d love to […]

Snowflake behaviour

It’s on the internet, in particular, that the beliefs of others are policed, their heresies loudly punished. It occurred to me that this might be the next irresistible step on the road we’ve taken: if we are all gods, then our feelings are sacred, […]

Social networks and polarisation

In the US, polarization between left and right has been increasing inexorably since the 1970s. But tech platforms such as Twitter and Facebook appear to be making what was already a serious problem worse. Studies suggest that experiences of moral outrage in normal ‘offline’ […]