Luke Whincop

Technology: A help or a hindrance to our mental health?

Improvements in technology have had a range of societal benefits, from improving energy resources and utilities, and even introducing artificial intelligence. But can technological improvements benefit our mental wellbeing, and if not, will they ever? Nowadays you’re unlikely to ever find someone far from their phone, but there have been...
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Posted May. 11, 2017

Should we merge humans with machines?

Following Elon Musk’’s recent announcement of his new venture Neuralink, Luke Whincop asks whether merging humans with machines is a good idea. In modern times, perhaps unsurprisingly, science-fiction is becoming science-fact. Artificial Intelligence is booming and machines are learning fast, sometimes without human supervision. Many futurists and technologists claim that...
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Posted Apr. 14, 2017

Strikes, Capitalism and Trump: A Review of Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand’s divisive novel Atlas Shrugged offers both a frightening dystopia, where government regulation and totalitarianism force the gifted artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs to go on strike, and a hopeful utopia, where these gifted individuals are eventually free to produce great things. Rand warned in the 1960s that the US...
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Posted Feb. 26, 2017

What does a ‘zero tolerance approach’ look like?

In a recent interview with the Boar News, Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft discussed his plans for a ‘zero tolerance approach’ to sexual violence on campus, revealing that he has recently met with CRASAC (Coventry Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre) to explore the possibility of an independent advisor being placed on...
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Posted Nov. 17, 2016

How Trump will affect travel

Donald Trump as President-elect is a shock to many, but given Brexit and the rise of far-right parties, it may not be as surprising as the media makes it out to be. But how will the appointment of “The Donald” affect travel in, to and from the US? Trump is...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2016

Is James Bond a psychopath?

  Psychopathy is a condition that is usually associated with serial killers or corrupt politicians, but it is more common than people realise – 3% of the population reportedly have a form of antisocial personality disorder. While psychopathy is not identical to this personality disorder, there are several overlapping traits...
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Posted Oct. 12, 2016

‘Brexit’ – is it a travesty for Warwick?

Since the so-called ‘Brexit’ vote back in June, there has been a state of uncertainty on a variety of fronts: economically, there is a fear of recession; socially, there’s been a rise of racially motivated hate-crimes; politically, there have been divisions in the UK’s two major parties. Consequently, we have...
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Posted Oct. 5, 2016

Tinder Social: Swipe left or swipe right?

Tinder has been revolutionary in the dating market. Hook-ups and relationships can begin more easily than ever before and recently, Tinder has released a group-dating add-on. Will this bring people together in a positive or a negative way, and what will be the impact here at Warwick? At Warwick it...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2016

Should Science be used to kill people?

After the recent vote to approve the renewal of the submarines carrying Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent, we decided to pit two Science & Tech writers against each other to answer a simple question: Should Science be used to kill people? Reece Goodall says YES: As the government pushes a vote to...
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Posted Jul. 26, 2016