Ask me anything: moral judgments edition
17 June 2018 | 6:21 pm

Reader Lewikee asked when I’d do another “Ask Me Anything.”  So fine, let’s do one now (and for the next 24 hours or so, or until I get too fatigued).  The rules: This time around, only questions that ask me to render a moral judgment on some issue, which could be personal, political, or both […]

Five announcements
12 June 2018 | 3:16 pm

For the next two weeks, I’m in Berkeley for the Simons program “Challenges in Quantum Computation” (awesome program, by the way).  If you’re in the Bay Area and wanted to meet, feel free to shoot me an email (easiest for me if you come to Berkeley, though I do have a couple planned trips to […]

Quantum computing for policymakers and philosopher-novelists
6 June 2018 | 9:13 am

Last week Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, the great philosopher and novelist who I’m privileged to call a friend, wrote to ask me whether I “see any particular political and security problems that are raised by quantum computing,” to help her prepare for a conference she’d be attending in which that question would be discussed.  So I […]


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