Editorial Director of the Financial Times
Robert Shrimsley is editorial director of the Financial Times and has recently been appointed its chief political commentator. He writes a weekly column on British politics and for the FT weekend magazine. Before this, he served as the FT’s chief political correspondent, news editor and managing editor of FT.com.
2025 is not that far off. Six years in fact. Now think about the changes that have happened in the past six years? Back then Donald Trump was an estate agent and reality TV star, frequently bankrupt, with a weakness for wives. Brexit was a glint in the eye of radical English nationalists. ISIS had […]
The US is now in a trade war with China. India and Pakistan are squaring off in Kashmir. In Syria and Yemen a proxy war is being fought between Iran, backed by Russia and China, and Saudi Arabia, backed by America. Meanwhile in Africa, China is out-spending the USA to gain future influence. In Venezuela, […]
At first it happens slowly, and then very quickly. How do stable countries become unstable? Ece Temelkuran witnessed how democracy in her home country Turkey has become progressively weaker. Her book How To Lose A Country has become an international phenomenon. Join her and the FT’s political editor Robert Shrimsley and the brilliant American writer […]
What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? We are in the process of building superhuman machines, terrifyingly intelligent robots. If we just keep going, we will continue to improve these intelligent machines, and we will eventually build general intelligence into our machines. We will build machines that are much, much smarter than […]