▶︎ Emily Hsiang: The New Race To The Moon

Emily Hsiang talks in Voices of UPF about the new moon race between China and the US but also private companies, and the relationship in the Chinese space programme between Chinese mythology and the names of the Chinese programme’s projects, serving as a metaphor. [smart_track_player url=”https://radioaf.se/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/VoU-Emily-Hsiang.mp3″ ] Listen to it

We All Carry Weapons In Our Pockets: The Case For A Digital Geneva Convention

In 2017, Microsoft President Brad Smith presented a project to bridge diplomacy and cyberwarfare: a Digital Geneva Convention. Cyber is considered the 5th battleground after land, sea, air and space. Broadly speaking, there are two types of cyberattacks: led by private actors or sovereign states. In both cases, computer programs

The Automated Economy And The Case For Universal Basic Income

The future is now. The labour market is poised to make radical shifts due to automation and artificial intelligence technologies. It’s not a part of the distant future; it’s happening now. Self driving vehicles are being tested by a multitude of companies, and automated food delivery systems are already capable

Weathering The Tropical Storm

Hurricanes are one the most devastating types of natural disaster there is. Impossible to control, utterly destructive, and leaving nothing but havoc in their wake. We can neither control nor prevent hurricanes, but we can anticipate them. In 2018 the Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to run from June 1st

Are young people going to change the world?

For decades, young people have been the catalysts for change all over the world. Protests against the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons as well as movements such as the Arabic Spring have all been pushed forward by the young generations. These movements tend to occur together with some core question

How The Other 0.01% Lives

“I like ‘Star Wars’ way better. I’m a capitalist. ‘Star Wars’ is the capitalist show. ‘Star Trek’ is the communist one. There is no money in ‘Star Trek’ because you just have the transporter machine that can make anything you need. The whole plot of ‘Star Wars’ starts with Han