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Rethinking The World is a new regular column by Prakash Kona

The fortress city scenario

A disturbing scenario from John Urry’s What is the Future? From loc 2996-3045: The final scenario involves the development of the Fortress City. Rich societies break away from the poorer into fortified enclaves. Those able to live in gated and… Read More ›

Darwin’s Dilemma

• Science is the epitome of human achievement, whereby we distinguish ourselves most clearly from other animals. • Yet, our best science says that our sense of superiority from other animals is false and quite possibly self-deception. • Either we… Read More ›

Reclaiming Utopia

Reclaiming Utopia Challenging the Financial Imagination November 25, 2016 at King’s College London. It was organized by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou with the support of King’s College London’s Doctoral Training Centre and Utopia 2016, a collaboration with Somerset House and the Courtauld… Read More ›

The Silicon Valley of Hardware

Future Cities, a full-length documentary strand from WIRED Video, takes us inside the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen. We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the… Read More ›

The Gender Pay Gap

by Deborah Talbot In the last half-century, advanced industrial nations have seen immense changes in the position of women in society. They have caught up or overtaken boys in educational achievement. They have joined the labour force and all other… Read More ›