June 24, 2016

Brexit: an historic day that will change the world

Brexit: a historic day that will change the world Whilst I voted to Remain in the EU, I woke today to hear the news about the British people’s decision to leave to European Union and was immediately filled with excitement and pride. In reality, no one can predict the likely outcome of the two-year process that we will now enter into to leave the European Union. My arguments to remain were economic, but my heart told me that we should be leaving. Having exercised my democratic rights, and having seen my fellow Brits exercise theirs, today there is a sense […]
June 24, 2016

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

  This is a little message for those who were entitled to vote yesterday in the UK EU Referendum, but didn’t – I don’t care what you think about the result; your opinion on the matter is not valid to me. People fought and died to give us all the vote, and yet still some of you were too lazy to go out and cast your vote yesterday, but now have the gall to complain about the outcome. If you couldn’t be bothered to vote – to exercise a right afforded to you by the blood, sweat and tears of […]
April 17, 2016

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 privilege to have been given an opportunity to share some of my thoughts on things that are so important to me! I wanted to share my thoughts on how humanity is struggling to cope with the pace of technological change that is being driven by commercial and scientific advances in technology, and the possible dangers that could exist in a […]
December 22, 2015

The staggering scale of the loss of human life in WWII

The staggering scale of the loss of human life in WWII This brilliant infographic video highlights just how many millions of lives were lost in World War II; it is truly staggering: Watching this video serves to remind us just how devastating war can be; let’s hope that it was a war to end all wars and that we never see a loss of life on this scale ever again.
August 10, 2014

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

Is Humanity civilized? When I hear religious group A say that all of religious group B are bad, and then religious group B in return say that all of religious group A is evil, it is a reminder that despite smelling better, living longer better and having more shiny things, humanity really hasn’t come that far since the Dark Ages. Today, millions of people are displaced on every continent – struggles in Syria, Ukraine, Thailand and all over Africa only help to underline the extent of human suffering caused by other humans. Something must be done to take humanity to […]