Academia

This lecture theatre will not be here forever One day a relic The seats deserted An empty ampitheatre Not stone, but concrete We sit here now, modern ghosts as Greeks once were. Advertisements

Preface

It’s difficult to understand who you are. Searching for an answer is difficult because of the simple fact that no one knows where to begin. You can list off facts about the surrounding influences in your life – when you were born, your name, your parents, your personal abilities, likes and dislikes – but I’m…

What Equals Worth?

Many of us are not going to contribute significantly to society. There. I said it. And I too am terrified. What if I am one of those insignificant contributors? What can I do to be significant? Where do we find our worth? Western perspectives of selfhood have rationalised and idealised the ‘individual self’ – seperate and above family, group and/or…

A thought on AI

We are becoming gods. The pursuit of material wealth has the goal of ultimately leading us to optimum efficiency and uninterrupted leisure. Work will no longer be alienated from the worker because the means of production will be in the robotic hands of machines, leaving us to pursue work out of passion, skill and self-fulfillment….

Politics in the time of…this.

What does it mean if we cannot change? I’ve grown up to this point, and am fairly sure others have, believing there is an ideal that history is leading towards, through our mistakes and our triumphs. But what if this ‘ideal’ world of equality, of tolerance, of peace, is only a hope within the minds…

21st century thoughts

It is slowly beginning to dawn on me (and I do not like this fact) that this time hasn’t been around forever; that we are very much in a new age and modern history has developed and continues to develop so rapidly that there is a growing sense of human progress tumbling over itself –…