The ‘Overview Effect’ is a concept birthed by astronauts, one where the individual realises that our problems are quite small in the greater scheme of things. Perhaps we should take a lesson.
The concept of China’s singular state may grate Western sensibilities, but if you consider their past, it is the only way forward.
63% of us identify as either an atheist or non-religious. If that’s the case, how did we elect an openly devout leader?
With globalised wealth where it is, I’m unsure the route of globalism we’re taking cannot continue. With that being said, returning the power totally back to the worker is not the solution either.
As a species, we’re drifting away from religion. However, if we accept that there’s nothing greater out there, are we fine with being the sole occupants of the void? I think not.
We might be leaving religion behind, but our grouping under the banner of atheism is a quick fix to a longer problem. So, what happens next?
To the rest of us, the Trump supporter is easy to see. A racist, sexist wriggling mass. However, the more we draw them in caricature, the more likely his ilk will return to power.
The difference between the political left and right seems to be built on the assumption that the other is wrong. That thinking is fundamentally flawed.
We’re all veterans of social media battles fought over reactive predeterminations. However, now that we’ve witnessed the damage, is time to put down our guns?
The key in beating ISIS is directing our ire clearly. For if we criticise Islamic State by criticising Islam, it emboldens them further.
The wave of nationalism sweeping across the globe may sing a new song, but its chorus is a tale as old as time.
We, as a species are kept in check by one unifying point: the need to blame the ‘other’. While it’s seemingly our way to unite only against division, I wonder if things can ever be different?
As the recent Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos shows, we are facing a political future split into “the ‘Libtards’ vs the racists”, where neither camp will get anything done.
Daniel Blewitt asks you to imagine a global unification plan for the future…it’s easy, if you try.
Using the lessons of history, Daniel Blewitt highlights how the Middle East of today could have been extremely different, but for one event.
Daniel Blewitt wonders if the political environment we accept is merely the optimisation of a broken model, and if so, is there another way?