This page lists the blog posts for the year 2021. Most posts are available as both HTML (web) pages and A4 PDF files you can download. In 2021, I also began producing audio podcasts for many of the posts.
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.17, 2nd October 2021:
‘Weaponising Space Debris’ – Britain, DARC, and the military’s control of space
Britain is to become part of a US network to ‘dominate space’. The UK government are promoting this as a way to create greater ‘security’ for our technological lifestyle. The reality about what this system is for, and the US military’s strategy behind it, is somewhat different to that public message of greater security.
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.16, 28th August 2021:
Lithium-ion batteries versus potatoes in the battle for energy storage
Did you know that, weight-for-weight, potatoes can store more energy than lithium-ion batteries?
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.15, 12th August 2021:
‘On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a drone’ – Are you selling your soul to whack the YouTube algorithm?
YouTube has become a warped subliminal marketplace; a confidence trick of misdirection. Digitally disembodied people pretend to be your best friend, while the platform they use fleeces your computer of as much information as possible in order to commodify your soul.
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.14, 7th May 2021:
‘Bright Green Lies’: A brief review of the film and its ‘deep green’ message
It’s been a year since ‘Planet of the Humans’ caused the leaders of climate campaigns to go into heated meltdown; by comparison, this film throws them an even greater challenge to try and respond to.
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.13, 25th March 2021:
Why is there no ‘right to food’, or to grow food in Britain?
Covid has exposed Britain’s endemic poverty, and the chaotic state of poverty-relief systems; is a possible solution, ‘food sovereignty’, being deliberately ignored?
The ‘Meta-Blog’, no.12, 9th January 2021:
‘Seven Billion Mutant Monkeys’ playing with advanced technology… what could possibly go wrong?
When daily technological interactions reach a critical performance tipping point, the only sure route to progress is marked, “Exit”