Heather Child

Heather Child

  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    As an aside, why do the brexiteers get to sound a bit like musketeers, while the remainers only get to be remoaners?...
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    @225 Meanwhile, just to show that "we" can hold our own ... & stand alongside the most evil misogynistic christians in the USA: We get this unspeakable piece of slime posturing as an unfit-to-hold-office MP. Completely agree - you have...
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    The AI-tailored landscape we might encounter in the future is interesting to imagine: in theory we could reach a post-search era in which there is no longer a need to make decisions because the tech knows everyone better than they...
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    @ 174 This is just unbelievable. Hello "Handmaid's Tale"......
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Heather Child
    Yes I heard Gareth was a GoH for next year - he'll be great. Sounds like guests from both near and far. Wonder if it'll clash with MCM comic con again......
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    @ 67 Really glad to hear you're enjoying EAY Greg. The thing about truthfulness is interesting, isn't it? The data is useless if it doesn't give an accurate picture, and social media companies actively discourage reinvention of the self online....
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    SFreader - "Like family, employers also seem to have given themselves the right to trample on individual privacy rights." And there was a (UK) news item earlier this week about employers implanting microchips in their staff, allegedly for security purposes....
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    Thanks, there are some links in the previous post - ebook is on Amazon I think....
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Heather Child
    Glad you enjoy the Bristol vibe - it's like a sort of mini-London, always with plenty going on. I've never been to the Con but am hoping to attend in 2019, so will maybe see you there!...
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    Big Data is also broader than social media, stringing together online purchases, search history and much more....
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    Researching this book has certainly made me more cautious....
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    In the book, one of the characters regularly upgrades her massive sunglasses on the 3D printer. Not that it necessarily does the trick......
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    If there is ever a big facial recognition scandal, perhaps there'll be a vogue for going out in disguise......
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    "bleeeaaauurrgcchhhhhhh" - I know. Especially when it's the really near, almost-the-present future, as the world of Everything About You clearly is!...
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    The difficulty of disabling location certainly underlines how difficult it is to shut down your own visibility in public spaces. As regards the AIs, I'm suggesting that the sheer quantity of data makes algorithms necessary for interpretation - automatically, as...
  • Posted What do you know about my inner demons? to Charlie's Diary
    Sometimes current affairs rally round and serve up the perfect backdrop to a book launch - and so it was earlier this year, when the Cambridge Analytica story broke just as my debut novel Everything About You was published. As...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Heather Child
    Thanks, buyers of Everything About You - much appreciated! If you're in the US, this site seems to deliver very affordable hard copies....
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Heather Child
    Thanks!...
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