All posts tagged humanity

Personal Platform: ‘Lines on Maps’.

Consider the history of the world Imagine how things would be if it didn’t matter if you were a boy and I was a girl Imagine how it would feel […]

Personal Platform: ‘Caged Woman No More.’

My cage gapes wide open at the door Never have I ventured outside my confinement before What strange sentiments churn at my core My heart palpitates for more- Than the […]

Book Review: ‘Soul of the Border’ by Matteo Righetto

“A beautiful novel that encapsulates nature at its toughest and humanity at its strongest” The tail end of the 19th century. The Vento region of Northern Italy. This is when […]

Who controls the present, controls the past: History lost and forgotten.

From astrology and science to Mathematics, agriculture and trade, the Middle East harbours the groundworks of many modern Western society’s key institutions. Never mind that the world’s three dominant religions […]

Book review: ‘The Mosul Legacy’ by Christopher Lowery

“The topicality of this novel is what makes it so poignant to read.” Mosul, Iraq, 2016 – once the defining moment of ISIL’s rise to power, but quickly becoming a […]

Should We Fear Advances in Artificial Intelligence? (Part II)

AI (artificial intelligence) is increasingly pervading the lives of modern day people – and at an unprecedented rate. Approximately 50 years ago, both mobile telephones and televisions were at the […]

Embryo Screening – Do We Deserve to Know the Future?   

  DNA is mostly locked up safely inside our cells, where it is used as an instruction manual to make every conceivable part of the human body. Cells are dying […]

Autonomous cars – the road to the future? [1/2]

In an ideal world, in order to get from A to B, the average human being wouldn’t have to grapple with the mysterious ways of clutch control, or learn how […]

Consciousness and Perception – are you aware? [1/2]

Is the experience of consciousness a universal one? If so, how could we ever prove this? When does consciousness begin, or end? These questions remain mostly unanswerable by the greatest […]