The discussion around Artificial Intelligence (AI) can sound a lot like Brexit. It’s coming but we don’t know when. It could destroy jobs but it could create more. There’s even questions about sovereignty, democracy and taking back control. Yet even the prospect of a post Brexit Britain led by Boris “fuck business” Johnson doesn’t conjure the same level of collective anxiety as humanity’s precarious future … Continue reading Do the benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh the risks?
Zizek is one of the most profound and thought provoking commentators on modern issues. From Vulture Capitalism to cultural integration he attempts to tackles some of our world’s toughest problems. In this piece he discusses alternatives to capitalism and the institutions that are in place to stifle any meaningful change or improvement. Continue reading Why Are There No Alternatives To Capitalism?
“The People of this country.. have had enough of experts” The stunning words of Conservative MP and poster boy of the Vote Leave campaign Michael Gove when pressed on why organizations and governments were bashing his promises of a prosperous Post-Brexit Britain. His comment, while dramatic was certainly not surprising. The entire mantra of the Leave Campaign was not about facts or data but about … Continue reading When The Truth Becomes Boring
by Sujitha Parshi “So much potential in that boy. I’ll tell you now, in fifty years if he isn’t at the top of his class, there really is no hope for humanity.” Atom had felt proud. With gleaming eyes and a gap-toothed smile, he’d looked at his teacher, grateful for the compliment. It was a kind of proud he’d least expected from someone as flustered … Continue reading A Very Nuclear Future: Friend or Foe?
Author: Revels In Pakistan, one’s life revolves around what is socially acceptable or unacceptable. Growing up, a person is expected to agree to whatever he is being told, to comply with whatever decisions are made for him, to silently nod at what the ‘elders’ of the family think is right. Before I start, I’d like to make clear that though the situation is improving somewhat, we … Continue reading Battle of the Ages: Stuck in Reverse
In this short clip of Intelligence Squared’s debate “Millennials Don’t Stand A Chance” the speakers discuss the modern generations attitude to activism. If Martin Luther King was marching in 2016 would thousands of people click attending on Facebook only not to show up on the day? Has the Millennial generation become more naive by social media or do they have the same traits as previous generations … Continue reading Do Millennials Confuse “Clicktivism” with Real Activism?
In this short clip for Big Think comedy genius John Cleese, most famous for writing and starring in the BBC’s Monty Python describes the demise of journalism and tyranny of “being offended” culture in suggesting that people should be shielded from questions or ideas contrary to their own. Cleese speaks of the danger of a new generation growing up believing they should never feel offended or have their values … Continue reading Why You Must Be Made To Feel Uncomfortable
In this thought provoking video philosopher Slavoj Žižek says its time to stop protesting against capitalism, take a step back and actually think what you really want as an alternative. What can you do to dismantle the market structure without regressing into a 20th Century communist system of servitude and domination? Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor … Continue reading Okay You Don’t Like Capitalism But What Do You Really Want?
In this riveting video, Guardian journalist Owen Jones interviews best selling author & Professor, Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University on some of the myths of Capitalism. Including some interesting perspectives from Asia on how a regulated, welfare capitalist model could work in the future. This is a must watch!! Continue reading 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism