14 Must-Watch Dystopian Films to Think about the Future of Society

There is something about the dystopian films featuring an affectless, emotionless, disengaged society that makes for compelling viewing. Technology allows us to be connected to one another constantly. Which raises the questions of what it means to be part of social order and what it means to be alone. Kirstie…

One Man’s Dream to Legalize MDMA Might Not Be Just a Dream for Much Longer

We've all heard of MDMA; otherwise known as “Molly” at rave parties. For those who are not familiar with the drug, MDMA is a psychoactive drug, the consumption of which has euphoric effects, hence it is taken in the context of parties. Of course, like most drugs, MDMA is also…

The Recombinant DNA Controversy: Where Will Genetic Engineering Lead Us?

DNA. Officially known as deoxyribonucleic acid. Also otherwise known as the building block of life. The substance that is unique to each individual and is the basis of forensics to identify culprits. For some dogmatic people, the one thing that science was never supposed to touch and experiment with. Yet,…

Cannabis: a Misunderstood Plant That Could Save the Planet

Many people have confusion regarding the different varieties of cannabis and thousands of different uses of this plant around the world. The results of ignorance and misinformation lead thousands of people to jail, boost organized crime, and deprive the state and citizens of an important source of revenue. Cannabis is…

What Will Our World Look Like in a Hundred Years?

100 years from now predictions

What will our world look like in a hundred years? MIT economist Daron Acemoglu asked that question, when he was waiting for his son’s birth. His most recent work examines the political, social and economic trends of the last hundred years, and then extrapolates them into the future.

Acemoglu drew attention to the grim prospects of growing inequality and environmental pollution, but also sees the positive side, for example, advances in health care. (more…)