Gentrification and the almost unstoppable spread of chains and franchises into today’s high streets is an issue that is affecting small independent business owners up and down the country, with many areas watching on helplessly as their high streets slowly but surely begin to become ghostly shells of their former selves.
Politics seems to have taken a particularly dark turn over the past few years. A toxic smog of uncertainty, division, fear and loathing appears to hang over a great many people as they struggle to make sense of the world they suddenly find themselves in.
Since even before Donald Trump was elected President of The United States there has been sharp division amongst many Americans over whether their president represents them. In fact, all around the world people are questioning the integrity, morality and competency of the so-called leader of the free world, none more so than Naomi Klein in her latest book No Is Not Enough.
We are all, right now, living in a “post-truth” age, according to some politicians, journalists, and others who really should know better.
For over fifty years now the UK has been losing a war that should have never been declared in the first place. A war in which countless lives have been turned upside down and thousands of people across the world have had to suffer. A war that not only could never be won but also indirectly hands control of one of the biggest and most profitable markets on the planet to violent criminals.
As cyber warfare ratchets up across the globe, how can we be sure our national security network is up to the challenge? Human beings cannot always detect anomalous patterns in security data and it is for this reason why more and more cyber security firms are looking to artificial intelligence to provide the solutions to … Continue reading AI and Cyber Warfare: Can Machine Learning Protect Our National Security?
Theresa May's Conservative Government has come under fire recently due to recommendations from its legal advisers to overhaul the Official Secrets Act to include a raised maximum sentence from two to 14 years for leaking documents and data as well as expanding the definition of espionage to include obtaining or receiving sensitive data.
We all know what money is and, more importantly, how to spend it. But how often do we stop and think about how that money is created? Whether it be physical or digital, is the process of money creation the same? How can we tell where our money came from and who it was that … Continue reading Reshaping The Way Money Works: Money for You and Me, Not Markets
Terrorism, it would seem, is everywhere right now. The threat of terrorism is something many of us have had to live with for a long time, and, despite various wars, bombing campaigns and military interventions, we’ve had little success in quelling these forces of terror. But what role do we play in their perpetuation? Are … Continue reading Are We Manufacturing Weapons to Fight Wars or Manufacturing Wars to Sell Weapons?