I’ve pulled together the links for the online versions of everything that I have written for IEEE Spectrum since 2008.
My favorite is a sonnet, very much based on Shakespeare’s most famous one, but mine starts out Shall I compare thee to creatures of God? And I have to love that picture of me the editors dug up from a photo shoot in my lab in 1995.
From the middle of 2021 to the middle of 2022 I wrote 12 monthly columns and here they all are, with my quick summaries for each of them.
- When humans terraform planets they will look like climate change Earth.
- There is a lot more battery tech development coming.
- How should we measure electric vehicle efficiency.
- Everyone is misjudging how far along AI is.
- Is computation the right way to think about cognition?
- We completely underestimate how much more computation we have than in the 1960s.
- Claude Shannon was a revolutionary innovator.
- Digital changes the shape of built architecture.
- The decades long developments that make reusable rockets practical.
- How the human world can change quickly (i.e., within a single lifetime) through autocatalysis.
- Will vast human crowds come together to cheer on the next Moon missions? (I really don’t like the headline chosen by the head line writer for the article.)
- How a small band of true believers labored in obscurity to make deep learning work.
And here are some longer pieces with the years they were published. These are behind a paywall.