Civilisation

Nasa Does NOT Think We're Doomed. Phew.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa would like to clarify something - they don't necessarily think civilisation is doomed. Last week news outlets across the globe (*guilty*) brou...

Gulp: Civilisation 'Doomed' Warns Nasa-Funded Study

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

Civilisation is almost inevitably doomed, a Nasa-funded study has found. Human society is founded on a level of economic and environmental stabilit...

Back to School: Whatever Happened to a Good Education?

Richard Reoch | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Richard Reoch

As schools across England and Wales return from their summer holidays - with thousands entering the education system for the first time in their young lives - I am reminded of the words of a wonderful Sri Lankan friend of mine.

Are the Arts of Any Use?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jeffrey Gedmin

Today we live in an era of hyper-specialisation. We all drill deeper in our silos. How else can you keep up, let alone get ahead in our frenetic, rapidly changing, competitive world? Yet we seem to get stuck, as the same ideas and arguments get recycled, only faster than ever before (thank technology, social media and the blogosphere).

The Case for War - How War Has Brought Us Language, Religion, Culture and Technology

Andrew Marr | Posted 20.11.2012 | Home
Andrew Marr

If we know one thing, we know wars are dreadful, the worst that can happen to mankind. So how can we deal with the awkward fact that, in the great sweep of human history, wars have surprisingly often produced the breakthroughs, in ideas as well as technologies, the rest of us then come to depend on?

Internet Rallies To Bring Peace To Civilisation II 'Nightmare World'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Tech

The tale of a man who played Civilisation II for ten years only to witness the world to descend into a "hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation...

Man Plays Civilisation For 10 Years, World Disintegrates into 'Nightmare Of Suffering'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Reddit users have reported progress in the 'Eternal War' after user uploads Civ II save game... What will the world be like in 2000 years? ...

Civilisation II: The Eternal War Ends As Peace Comes To Hellish Nightmare World

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Tech

One man's 10 year quest to bring peace to a Civilisation II game world appears to have been achieved after his story was made famous around the globe....