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- Foundation: an introduction to five major themes in the work of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov
- It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights
- Visions of the future: five dark warnings from the world of classic science fiction
- Insurance black boxes and the surveillance state – how free are you, really?
- Video Assistant Referee: in football, as in war, sometimes we need a human touch
- Killer robots already exist, and they’ve been here a very long time
I’ve featured in many news publications including The Scotsman, The Independent and The Daily Star. I’ve also also appeared on several radio programmes and television shows, providing expert comment on robots, AI and other areas relating to technology, ethics and futures-thinking.
- A Grim Far Future, or a Dark Present (54 Degrees, July 2021)
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Business (54 Degrees, July 2020)
- ROBOTS: Time to think about laws? (TRTWorld, Jan 2020)
- Science faction? (Mensa, Nov 2019)
- News focus: VAR controversy (tbs eFM)
- Evil genius: Fly, my pretties, fly! (IET)
- Killer robots are not science fiction – they have been part of military defence for a while (The Independent)
- Scientists create DNA robots that eat and EVOLVE ‘blurring line’ between life and machine (The Daily Star)
- Interview with Howard Hughes (talkRADIO, May 2019)
In The Zone is a podcast collaboration between myself (Mike Ryder) and fellow academic, Josh Hughes. Described by one listener as ‘interesting chats with Mike and Josh’, each week, we take up a subject that we think is particularly interesting, and relate it back to our research and the wider world of academia. We also interview fellow researchers and review relevant books and films.
- Enter the metaverse…
- The murky world of NFTs
- Workplace surveillance
- Hawk Eye and the problem of functional autonomy
- Snow Crash and the virtual world
- Coronavirus, ecofascism and social change
- AI content creators and the future of news
- Working in the home
- What makes a robot ‘female’?
- Dog breeding and dangerous dogs
MJRyder.net started way back in 2008 as a personal portfolio and blog. Over the years, the website has developed to encompass the many different aspects of my professional and academic career to become the website you see before you today. Alongside this website, I also run an associated Facebook page, M.J. Ryder, through which I engage with my followers on topics relating to my research and my academic endeavours.
I provide bespoke marketing consultancy services for a range of clients in higher education and healthcare. My expertise includes PR and marketing communications, digital marketing and analytics, strategy, and branding.
- Havas SO (London)
- University of Central Lancashire
- Lancaster University
- Canterbury Christ Church University