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Alasdair Lane

I'm a multi-skilled journalist and writer with extensive print, broadcast, online, and digital experience. I've worked at the sharp end of some of the biggest stories in recent years across …

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Joachim Steinberg

Writer based in San Francisco.

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Yves Moreau

I am a concerned scientist doing research at the interface between artificial intelligence and genetics. I actively push back against the creeping development of mass surveillance technology, in particular the …

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James Waddell

Early modernist, freelance writer

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Sophie Elmhirst

Sophie Elmhirst is a journalist. She writes regularly for the Guardian Long Read and the Economist's 1843 magazine, among others. In 2020, she won the British Press Award for Feature …

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