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Roboter sind die besseren Chefs (guest post by Tim Cole – in German)

Bei Robotern denken die meisten Menschen wahlweise an riesige Maschinen mit Greifarmen, die in Autofabriken in Reih und Glied stehen und dort Schwerstarbeit verrichten, oder an kleine Haushaltsroboter wie elektronische Staubsauger oder Sonys niedlicher Aibo, der wie ein Hündchen aussah und auf Knopfdruck Pfötchen gab

Transformation in fast-forward (guest post by Tim Cole)

There can be no doubt: The future of business will be digital. The Internet has wrought fundamental change over the past twenty-odd years, but that is nothing compared with the upheaval yet to come in the next twenty plus. Networks and intelligent systems will cause

Looks real enough to me!

By Tim Cole What you see is what you get. But what if what you see isn’t “real” but in fact part of the virtual world? Digitalization and networking are transforming our perception of reality itself? The digital world is increasingly invading and becoming part of

Why we need computers that can think

By Tim Cole As we enter the age of Big Data, computers as we know them are simply no longer capable of crunching the numbers fast enough. This is do to the limitations imposed by what is known as the “Von Neuman model” or “Princton

Evolution in fast-forward

By Tim Cole Humans have always lived in symbiosis with their tools. By inventing more and more sophisticated and intelligent tools, mankind has changed itself and become smarter over time. This is a natural process, and it is nonjudgmental. The mistake the prophets of doom

In praise of distraction

By Tim Cole Nothing enrages cultural pessimists more than when you tell them that multitasking is actually good for you! They think that doing more than one thing at once is a sign of degeneracy and that that kids are getting dumber due to digital

Digital Bedouin seeks digital oasis

There is no avoiding the fact that digital networks will change the way we work. The question that remains, however, is this: How will we cope? After all, we can’t all hope to profit equally; there are always winners and losers. The Industrial Revolution, says

Social Media 2.0: time killers or time savers?

By Tim Cole While the digital world around us is changing at Internet speed, there are still those among us who are blissfully unaware of what’s going on. Certain regions even in the developed world still lag far behind. Germans, for instance, are real digital

Living at Internet Speed

By Tim Cole In “Behind the Looking Glass”, Lewis Carrol’s charming little book for children of all ages, the Red Queen takes Alice by the hand and pulls her away, running hard until the little girl is tired out and has to stop to catch