Category Archives: Society

Brexit: The Human Cost

This blog post reflects on the human impact of the Brexit referendum result on people living in the UK and beyond. Continue reading

If you didn’t vote in Brexit, your opinion is not valid.

If you were entitled to vote in Brexit yesterday, but chose not to, then your opinion is not valid and I don’t care what you think about the result today! Continue reading

Brexit: an historic day that will change the world.

The Brexit vote will send a shock-wave around the worlds signalling to the world’s political elite that its citizens are looking for change. Continue reading

Marcus East’s TEDx Talk on Dark Technology

Last night I gave my first TEDx talk on what I have labelled ‘Dark Technology’ at the TEDx event at the University of Manchester. It was an honour to be part of such an interesting and stimulating event, and a … Continue reading

The staggering scale of the loss of human life in WWII

This page contains a video that shows the loss of life in WWII using infographics. Continue reading

Is Humanity really any more civilized today than 1000 years ago?

An article asking whether or not humanity is any more civilized today than it was 1000 years ago. Continue reading

Seeing NYC’s recovery from 9/11 has moved me!

An article summarizing Marcus East’s thoughts on visiting the 9/11 Memorial Center and experiencing New York’s amazing response to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Continue reading

Praising controversy?

Apparently, I’ve caused a ‘political storm’ by publicly praising Enfield Council officers for doing great work… I’m sorry, but credit where credit is due; they have maintained a high standard of services whilst their budget was reduced by nearly 30% … Continue reading

I have a confession to make.

I should be embarrassed to have to make this confession, but I’m not, because this has been an important realisation for me… I’ve finally learned, after forty years, that the characteristic that I value the most – and find most … Continue reading

The importance of cyberkudos!

In the last few weeks I have been struck by how important it is for people to have a high degree of cyberkudos, meaning that they must have a strong understanding of how IT – especially the Internet and Mobile … Continue reading