The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADHD and £100,000 speeches
What is seasteading? Why are being prescribed video games? And what can we learn from a £100,000 speech?
Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. What is seasteading? Why are kids with short attention spans being prescribed video games? And what can we learn from a £100,000 speech?
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In this week’s episode, we discuss:
Seasteading - the movement to build stateless floating cities on the high sea - has been bolstered by the coronavirus pandemic, as more people see the attraction of life away from the mainstream.
US doctors can now prescribe a video game to treat children with ADHD, following a landmark decision by the US Food and Drug Administration. EndeavorRX has also been approved for marketing in Europe, in another milestone in digital medicine. But amid widespread calls to cut kids’ screen time, some parents may be wary.
Theresa May has already made a million pounds on the international lecture circuit since standing down as prime minister last year. She's in demand from big banks and American universities – but is it ok for our former leaders to cash in on their years of service? And is there a gender divide when it comes to public speaking?