Category: The Third Man
This week it was announced that the Walt Disney Group have agreed a $52.4bn deal to purchase assets belonging to the 20th Century Fox group, in a deal which could create one of the largest media conglomerates in the world. We live in a world where organisations like these control an alarmingly large part of…
Phone Zombies: A new stage in human evolution?
Is the phone zombie a new stage in human evolution?
Humankind and the hive mind- Our collective future?
The largest ant colony on planet Earth was found in Hokkaido Japan, in 2009. The estimated population of the colony was a whopping 306 million ants, all existing in total harmony and working towards the same goal: the continued survival of the colony. The current human population of planet Earth is 7.3 billion individuals. Each…
What are the practicalities and politics of preserving the Status Quo?
The world is an ever changing place; more and more people and society as a whole exist in a state of flux. Yet amidst this constant state of change, there is the constancy of the world itself. This world is not a new one and has steadily evolved over the centuries to become the society…
Would a super powered individual be able to exist in today’s society?
The popular culture that existed in the late twentieth century spawned an explosion of expression, this in tandem with scientific advances spurred our imagination as we looked to achieve ever greater feats. Media provided a fundamental outlet where this expression could find its voice, through books, magazines and television. It provided us with heroes and…
What would happen if a government or political party decided to tell the whole truth?
In today’s political arena, the truth is often the first casualty in the rush to sway popular opinion. The rise of spin has worked in tandem with a very old practice, the practice of rhetoric. Rhetoric was in itself a product of the Ancient Greeks who used it as a way of increasing status in…
What are the practicalities and consequences of definitive proof of the existence of God?
The Question of the existence of God is the fundamental question that has occupied the thoughts of scholars, theologians and philosophers since the beginning of human knowledge. Religions have been founded on the various schools of thought, wars have been waged in the name of God and entire civilizations have risen and fallen directly or…
Would a world ultimately free of choice be a better one?
An examination of the absence of choice, its possible applications and likely side effects.
What are the practicalities and consequences of time travel?
The discovery of the ability to successfully travel through time has drawn the imagination of many a science fiction writer and blockbuster film maker over the years. Visionaries like H.G. Wells and Steven Spielberg have imagined worlds where time is conquered and can be travelled in a way much like travelling to another country. Aside…