Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind


Jamie Susskind is a barrister and the author of the award-winning bestseller ‘Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed’ by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018), which received the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2019, and was an Evening Standard and Prospect Book of the Year. With fellowships at Harvard and Cambridge, the Evening Standard has written that Jamie “could be one of the great public intellectual rock stars of our time.”

Jamie speaks around the world about politics and technology, and appears regularly on the media. Recent engagements include Microsoft, Google, Harvard, Stanford, various professional services firms, investor and private conferences, and all the main literary festivals. He is equally comfortable delivering set-piece speeches to large crowds as he is in discussion in more intimate settings.


Jamie Susskind @jamiesusskind

For anyone interested in the law of whistleblowing, my colleague Katherine and I have done this primer on the latest big case.

Highly recommend @jamiesusskind’s excellent book, “The Digital Republic”. A great argument for why and how we can assert more democratic control over the power of technology and the companies that shape our lives.

An excellent analysis of this problematic case, the grey areas that arise, how it fits with the wider protective purpose of whistleblowing legislation, and why the easiest answer to all of this is to plead a s.47B claim alongside the s.103A claim.
#ukemplaw https://twitter.com/11KBW/status/1636292635034877952

For my legal eagle followers: if you're interested in whistleblowing law, listen to this! It's about an important new case, Kong v Gulf International.

My wife is a classicist, so this is the closest thing there is to a crossover project in my house… Incredibly exciting. https://twitter.com/natfriedman/status/1636028472819867650

Although the Winograd test for AI is notoriously tougher than the Turing test, just-released GPT4 crushes it:

Jeremy Hunt is all of us reading the wine list in a French restaurant and then just ordering the second least expensive bottle.

spluttering with indignation at the brilliance of Katherine Rundell’s “Super-Infinite”

This is a turning point in human history. Focus.

gave my beard a trim yesterday, and all my wife asks is when it will grow back (so she can love me again)

the libertarianism leaving VC’s bodies when their banks default

properly reforming childcare would be a huge, huge step forward for this country https://twitter.com/bphillipsonmp/status/1633772198128132097

On the Lineker thing what I find astonishing is how many people think that a key factor is whether they like what he’s saying or not.

It was great to welcome @jamiesusskind back to Oxford and the OII last night. Thanks to the audiences (in-person and virtual) for all your fantastic questions, and thanks to Jamie for introducing us to Digital Republicanism! https://twitter.com/oiioxford/status/1633516156421120003

“They’re just not showing enough quality out there”

- a football commentator not earning their fee

someone please do a PhD on the delicate and elaborate social ritual of one English person telling another that they may be (ie are) sitting in their reserved seat on the train

people have argued for centuries about the most delicious food the earth has to offer, but surely - surely - the answer is Nutella

This graphic makes it sound as if we'll only let you become a slave if you come here legally https://twitter.com/RishiSunak/status/1633158789103747072

this country needs to have a good, hard look at its lectern game