Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

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We Spoke to an MIT Computer Scientists About the Simulation Hypothesis | Digital Trends

The simulation hypothesis, which was famously probed in the 1999 film The Matrix, is the subject of a new book by Rizwan Virk, a computer scientist and video game developer who leads Play Labs at MIT. In his book, Virk endeavors to unpack the heady arguments that call our physical world into question. — Read … Continue reading We Spoke to an MIT Computer Scientists About the Simulation Hypothesis | Digital Trends

Geopolitics of the Peloponnesian War

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Peloponnesian War was a three decade long conflict between two alliances of city states in Ancient Greece lasting from 431-400 BC. It was a total war, involving massive movements of armies and navies across land and sea; it affected the lives of almost every person in the Ancient Greek world, inflicting tremendous losses … Continue reading Geopolitics of the Peloponnesian War

Aquaman Review: what it has to say about leadership and belonging… and more.

What does it take to be King? That is the question at the heart of James Wan's Aquaman. On the face of it, the winter's billion dollar hit is an epic comic book come to life. But like the comic book genre of literature (yes, we are calling it that, Bill Maher!) it touches upon … Continue reading Aquaman Review: what it has to say about leadership and belonging… and more.

The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber

George Orwell's 1984 remains a pathbreaking book (and warning for our times) even today. However, if there is one lesson you must learn from 1984 is never let your ideas be determined by the media, or the zeitgeist. The idea of a pre-ordained 1984-inspired technological doomsday has become just that. Peter Huber's book is challenge … Continue reading The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber