The Golden Record: What Next?

The Golden Record: What Next?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Bethany Webb-Strong

2017 will mark the fortieth year since NASA sent off voyagers I and II on a tour of the solar system and then beyond into interstellar space. On board these vessels, which were designed to last for thousands of years, was a time capsule of sorts named the golden record. This record was created in […]

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Morals & Machines

Morals & Machines

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Waratchaya Limvipuwat

In 1984, director James Cameron introduced to the world, “The Terminator”. This was a film, set in a dystopian world where society is dominated by artificial intelligence networks. Back when the film was first released, the idea of machines and computers being able to revolt against man’s control was absurd. Today, it does not seem […]

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Racing Forward – The Future of Technology and Transport

Racing Forward – The Future of Technology and Transport

Thursday 9 February 2017 - David Akinwolemiwa

It would not be at all controversial to claim (As Uber itself does), that Uber is “changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world”. However, a recent employment tribunal ruling is sure to change the logistical fabric of not only their business model, but that of the ‘gig economy’ at large. The gig economy […]

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Deliveroo: Good for Who?

Deliveroo: Good for Who?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - James Paget-Brown

A quote by Tim Goodwin has been floating around the Internet recently, receiving many likes and shares. It reads as follows: “The world’s largest taxi company [Uber], owns no vehicles. The world’s most popular media owner [Facebook], creates no content. The world’s most valuable retailer [Alibaba], owns no inventory. The world’s largest accommodation provider [Airbnb], […]

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Afterlife – In a Virtual Reality System

Afterlife – In a Virtual Reality System

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Kimberly Lee

Humans have been on a quest to find immortality since the dawn of time when we grasped the concept that we will all inevitably face death in time to come. It may be possible that this idea of immortality is not far from reality’s reach today. There are already methods out in the market for […]

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Internet and Private Life – The Legal Challenge of Our Virtual Life

Internet and Private Life – The Legal Challenge of Our Virtual Life

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Rayan Kalfat

Three years after Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, mass surveillance is still doing pretty well. As a matter of fact, after France and Germany, the UK has now adopted a new law on intelligence that will result in the loss of privacy. The protection of private life has taken a new turn. The Internet changed […]

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Let Me Take a $elfie

Let Me Take a $elfie

Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Ammar Thair

Have you ever wondered if you could purchase an item by taking a selfie? No? Well, me neither, but Amazon has. Reportedly, Amazon has recently filed a patent for the technology to do just that. What’s more surprising is that they’re not the first company to consider doing this, with news of MasterCard attempting something […]

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Safe Harbour and The Storm That Followed

Safe Harbour and The Storm That Followed

Monday 23 November 2015 - Ammar Thair

People say the unique miracle of science is that suddenly a discovery could be made that turns the entirety of the field on its head, case in point, the discovery that neutrinos oscillate and therefore have mass, which earned both the Nobel prize, and the rewriting of Physics textbooks everywhere. However, is this kind of […]

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What does the world know about you?

What does the world know about you?

Sunday 8 December 2013 - Amy Davies

Technology plays an increasingly dominant role in everyday life – from day to day communication to networking and career development, the internet has become an integral medium without which we would struggle to function. As young people who have grown up alongside these advances, we are in a particularly strong position to maximise the opportunities […]

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