Is that a ROBOT in your pocket

or are you just pleased to see me?

I'll be debating the promise of that little ROBOT in your pocket in New York on Wednesday evening. Intelligence Squared are holding one their Oxford style debates at the 92nd Street Y and i'm thrilled to be partnering with my friend Jaron Lanier on the skeptics team. I think there are a few tickets left. Hope to see you there for what should be a memorable evening.

From New York, I go to Berlin, where I'm speaking about virtual public space at the Demo-Polis event on Friday evening. And I'm in Moscow early the following week, launching the Russian language version of THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER with a lecture at Bauman Moscow State Technological University. Then I go to Estonia where I'm excited to be interviewing their President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves. 

Busy busy busy. I'll need that little ROBOT in my pocket to remind me where I am.

I've been busy recently on the writing front. Here's why we should be worried, very worried indeed, about the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs. Here's my defense of children's safety against free speech fundamentalists. And here's my take on the first skirmish in the looming war between Apple and the US government. 

My Techcrunch Innovate2016 show is also keeping me busy. See, in particular, my interview with the French Economics Minister Emmanuel Macron who insists that France is back. Perhaps. What is certain, however, is that Macron is the next big thing in France. You couldn't make a ROBOT half as smooth as him. 

Up the Spurs! (where I'll be on March 17 for the Dortmund game).