(Credit: NASA JPL)

Earlier this month, the billionaire space race began with an embarrassing public spectacle as Richard Branson flew into space in a rocket with the word ‘Virgin’ plastered on it. Not to be out down, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, donned a cowboy hat (for reasons unknown), and also flew into space, albeit in an extraordinarily phallic-shaped spacecraft. As if this wasn’t embarrassing enough, in a moment of sheer obliviousness and privilege, Bezos patronisingly thanked his Amazon employees, remarking “I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer ‘cos you guys paid for all this.” Nice of Jeff to…


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British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has been making headlines today as it is understood he is pushing a major upheaval of the monetary system in the UK, with a digital version of the pound, dubbed ‘Britcoin’ — an official government crypto-currency, otherwise known as a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). In April, Sunak launched a task force to look into ways to boost (and, in truth, revive) the City of London with the use of innovation and technology at the forefront, even tweeting:


Elon Musk

Man, people love Elon Musk don’t they? You know, the funny meme man, the real life Tony Stark. Musk has such a weird sycophantic following. God he’s so great, with all his talk of space travel and renewable energy and self-driving cars — a true pioneer. He’s always doing something that Elon, hosting Saturday Night Live, tweeting funny things, creating flamethrowers, setting up candy shops (yeah seriously). To quote Kanye West, “If Elon has a bad week, we have a bad life. Leave that man the f*ck alone.” Jeez, I really wish I was friends with the ol’ Elongated Muskrat…


Artificial Intelligence is the technically hypothetical possession of intelligence or thought by computers, machines and androids. Artificial intelligence may be an inevitability in the real world, but with this eventual breakthrough will come questions on how these artificially intelligent ‘beings’ should be treated. The question has already begun to be asked, though perhaps more subtly, given the advent of AI assistants like Siri, Google, or Alexa. Do you say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to Siri? If not, why not? You probably would if you had a ‘real’ human assistant, wouldn’t you? What demarcates the line between androids and humans? All…


Now former Health Secretary Matt Hancock (Credit: Simon Dawson/ PA)

Ding dong, Matt Hancock’s career is dead! Matt Hancock, the now former Secretary of State for Health, has resigned after he was exposed to have broken lockdown restrictions by having an affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo. Before I begin my diatribe on the situation, let me first give you a brief summary of what actually happened.


Former Chief Advisor to Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, giving evidence to MPs on Wednesday (Credit: Uk Parliamentary Recording Unit Handout/EPA)

At a marathon 7 hour evidence session to the Health and Social Care, and Science and Technology Select Committees (chaired by Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark, respectively), Dominic Cummings, a former Downing Street Insider and ex-chief special advisor to prime minister Boris Johnson, has testified about the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now don’t get me wrong: Dominic Cummings is just as bad as the rest of them, and just as complicit as the Tory government for the more than 130 thousand deaths the UK has experienced from Covid-19. However, Cummings’ evidence is strong, and above all, it is…


2020 was bleak, wasn’t it? I think this last year has made us realise how bad things can get, and things are only gonna get worse. Yes, the vaccine rollout has been tremendously successful and this whole pandemic thing seems to be coming to an end soon (fingers crossed). But there are still fatally important issues that remain unresolved, and that the pandemic has distracted us from: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, more catastrophic weather events, devastating droughts, increasing air pollution and toxicity, more wars, more diseases, a refugee crisis, and the list unfortunately goes on. To be frank, the…


My articles tend to be focused more on politics and philosophy, and though I have written theatre reviews (not on Medium) and music reviews (on myself and my friend’s podcast That Film You Like), I thought today I’d diversify a bit. I absolutely love video games; when I’m not writing or working, I’m probably playing a game. And yet, I have never written a game review…until today. However, this article is half game review, half ethical debate. I’ve been playing a lot of World War Two games recently, specifically Battlefield V (thanks to Sony, it was a free PS Plus…


“Peace Is The Only War Worth Waging”

Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (Credit: Michael Freeman -Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Trigger Warning: This article includes a discussion of upsetting violence and includes graphic images which some readers may find disturbing. I feel this is necessary as the brutality of what is going on needs to be accurately put across, but reader discretion is advised.

You would have to live under a rock to not be made aware of the state sanctioned violence going on in Palestine right now — the internet has been set ablaze with informative posts and videos of the abhorrent hate crimes being committed against the Palestinian people. You don’t need to be Muslim to stand with…


Last week I voted for the first time, and what an amazing experience it was. I walked 2 minutes to my nearest polling station, queued up (albeit socially distanced and masked up), told someone my name and my address, and just voted. It was as simple as that — and this simplicity is what is at the heart of democracy. Nobody should have to jump through hoops to be able to cast their vote, they should be able to register, turn up on the day, and have their say. The whole idea is that we all have one vote and…

Adam De Salle

I am a young writer interested in providing the intellectual tools to those in the political trenches so that they may fight their battles well-informed.

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