Archive for December, 2019

Feeding the future

by David A. Smith The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050[i], and given that this is in tandem with rising prosperity, we are forecast to need an extra 70 percent of food than we did in 2009[ii]. Despite

Von den Pyramiden ins Silicon Valley – warum der Blick zurück nach vorne führt

by Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Timo Leukefeld Was haben jahrtausendealte Pyramiden mit den neuesten Entwicklungen des Silicon Valley zu tun? Mehr, als Sie gerade glauben. Disruption ist neben Digitalisierung das Schlagwort unserer Tage. Es geht um die Unterbrechung des Gewohnten, um Neuausrichtung. Denn umwälzende Überlegungen und neue

Our Brains Are No Match for Our Technology (Tristan Harris NYT Opinion)

“Content algorithms would continue to drive us down rabbit holes toward extremism and conspiracy theories, since automating recommendations is cheaper than paying human editors to decide what’s worth our time. And radical content, incubated in insular online communities, would continue to inspire mass shootings. By influencing two billion brains in these ways, today’s social media holds […]