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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?

The Week Unwrapped Team

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:

Floating cities

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. 

ADHD

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.

£100,000 speeches

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?

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