Living beyond 150 or even 200 seems ludicrous. Almost as impossible as a moon landing would have seemed in the year 1900 before the Wright brothers took to the skies. By investigating exciting breakthrough's in our understanding of epigenetics and other technologies, I explore why the potential for radical life extension may not be as ridiculous as you think.
The power of psychedelics?
After decades in silence after the counterculture movement of the 1960s, psychedelics are a hot topic again. With exciting research backing clinical use of psychedelics for treatment of a range of mental disorders, are these hallucinogenics as powerful as enthusiasts claim?
Will Africa rise?
Africa is not a single homogenous territory - it has over 50 unique countries, each with their own unique trials and tribulations. However, it is still interesting to explore their somewhat common history as well as the trends, challenges and potential strategies that may shape the region over the coming decades.
Is big tech too big?
Are a few dominant technology companies really taking increasing control of our lives? Are the ‘big tech’ companies really as problematic as the media and our friends suggest? Do we need entirely new frameworks for regulating these giants? If so, what would the frameworks look like?
What’s our potential for space exploration and colonization?
Should we be investing large sums of money in developing space exploration technologies? Should we even be interested in space? What framework can we use to guide our decisions of the space race of the 21st century? Will this new space race be driven by tensions between the USA and China or competition between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos?
Is the Criminal Justice System Failing in the United States?
With protests and conversation picking up all across the United States, we must ask ourselves whether the criminal justice system is failing? Understanding the history of how the system was built, and more importantly how it continues to operate today is central to partaking in this conversation.
What does behavioral genetics tell us about giving up?
What is the optimal amount of time and effort you would put into your dream before giving up? How many poor LSAT scores will it take for you to realize that you might not be cut out for law school and should pursue another career instead? Are some people just naturally better suited to a …
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Data privacy: At what cost?
The hottest commodity of the 21st century will be data and we are all producers of it. Data privacy has become an important issue but do we really care about privacy and the protection of our data?
Climate Change – Where are we? and where to from here?
What does the latest science tell us about climate change? What's certain, what's likely and what's uncertain? How can the public and private sectors combine to address one of the most pressing issues humanity has faced?
What will the genetic revolution look like?
Should we really be concerned about the prospect of designer babies? How can the benefits of genetic engineering shared by all? Where are the most likely places that genetic engineering will benefit our lives in the near future?