The new government has policies on online safety, but are they workable and effective?
Why is it that children seem to naturally avoid vegetables?
In the end the NBN is the critical infrastructure we need for our country. Any modern digital economy requires an infrastructure that has lots of capacity.
Yet consensus is not the way that the scientific method works. Consensus is anathema to the scientific method.
Recent media reports have depicted Tumblr as no more than a 'dark space' in which young people can access dangerous information on body image or self-harm.
The more we obsess with taking a photo of every moment in life (moments that more often than not have no need of being captured) the less we have the chance to live that life.
If the federal government had adopted the recommendations of the Belcher Report, then politicians' expenses may not even be an issue.
In the wake of digitisation, expanding economies are hurtling at binary speed toward a fully cashless society.
It turned out that the schools of philosophy, the queen of the sciences, were captured during last century of the Second Millenium by waves of anti-intellectual fads and fashions.
IPCC lead author Hans von Storch says 'if things continue as they have been, in five years, at the latest, we will need to acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong with our climate models...'
But speaking of major country-changing decisions, let me remind you of possibly the most single important piece of infrastructure Australia has ever seen, the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Indeed we all face the danger of believing that because we use very personal devices like mobile phones to access the internet, it is automatically a secure environment.