Shardcore sez, "I've built some generative politicians, they're nearly as hateful as the real thing... Their faces, and the words they speak are a blend of David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband. The text is generated from utterences made by the three Party Leaders in the House of Commons, harvested from Hansard via the wonderful TheyWorkForYou.com API. As our politicians become interchangeable puppets of spin, one can imagine a near future where they are replaced by generative robot systems. Would anyone notice the difference?"
On the tragic news from Afghanistan, that the posh boys have ordered him off the estate today, As Deputy Prime Minister.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.