Paul Mason is a journalist, writer, film-maker and public speaker. His latest book 'Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being' explores the moral, political and economic challenges posed by the current crisis of democracy and the coming challenge of intelligent machines. He writes a weekly column for the New Statesman and contributes to the Guardian, der Freitag and Le Monde Diplomatique. He is a frequent guest on opinion-forming TV and radio shows, including BBC Newsnight, DemocracyNow! BBC Politics Live and BBC Question Time.