Dear Adrian, dear Emma (cc),
I am writing to you because I am concerned by some news that I received
these days. It is regarding your converence, book and journal partner
for "love and sex with robots" / "lovotics", as well as repeated keynote
speaker, such as at the ACE2017 in London, where we last me: David Levy.
According to the BBC, Indiegogo, and other sources around the Internet
he is an alleged fraudster and might be a confidence trickster. For
example, according to this news from the BBC
, news as of 6.6.18),
Indiegogo is now "appointing a debt collection agency to recoup funds
from the London-based company behind the campaign [..] RCL [..] Dr.
David Levy, RCL's chairman". The campaign at Indiegogo is called ZV
Vega+ and collected about half a million pounds, but never shipped their
if you click "Read More " and scroll to the end you will see that he
even involved Sir Clive Sinclair into his campaign).
Since I know you for some 15 years, I wanted to let you know personally
and ask you if:
- you knew about the allegations regarding David Levy and this campaign?
- what is your position on this?
- what are you planning to do now that you know about it?
As I was writing this email, I received a press release for LSR2018 from
you, where David Levy is on the committee. What a disgraceful
coincidence that you should really clarify.
I hope that this is all news to you and am sincerely looking forward to
PS: I explicitly do not wish to have my identity revealed to David Levy
or anyone else from RCL, as I do not trust them.