My name is William Russell, and this is my personal blog.

I love science, philosophy and mathematics, I enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction, I might be guilty of mild futurism and love robots and computers and the idea of "artificial intelligence".

I think, for instance, that the deliberate artificial enhancement of intelligence, if possible, sounds like a great idea! That we are incredibly stupid to walk around the world with our brains actually in our heads, where they can get run over by cars! And I worry that intelligence might be something that can't be done better than the brain without making compromises, and that The Singularity might only be a dream :(

However, those things are only a subset of my passions. I like thinking about morality and philosophy, I like learning about things, I like having control over my brain. I like education. I like Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman. There's nothing I hate more than stupidity, sensationalism, the promotion of ignorance. Tabloids, in other words.

More than anything, I enjoy a nice cup of tea and a sit down, and talking about where my mind has wandered recently.