What is more iconic of San Francisco than the Golden Gate Bridge? In the city that attracts millions of tourists every year, the orange bridge is a symbol of the West, the optimism, the character of San Francisco, but also … Continue reading The Time When San Franciscans Opposed the Golden Gate Bridge
For German engineers, elevators did not represent the novelty they did in the USA at the end of the 19th century. In this country, the touted elevators were seen more as “children’s toys” than as an engineering challenge. After all, … Continue reading The Wedding Night in a Moving Space OR Why the Tsar Doesn’t Ride an Elevator
Many visitors were skeptical. Instead of going inside, they stopped at the entrance and took a timid look into the shaft lit up with torches. Even the band playing inside could not entice them further. Only a few dared to … Continue reading The Opposite Of Expectations
Terminator! Frankenstein! Skynet! Ex Machina! Considering the interest and discussions about artificial intelligence (AI), one would like to think that humanity is on the verge of destruction. From enslavement to complete extinction, everything happens, but almost no consideration of the reasons why we develop AI at all and what we use it for.
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Imagine the sight of the merchant and travel writer Jonas Hanway, who amused Londoners. After many years in Lisbon, Russia and Persia, he had brought back a novel piece of equipment after a stay in France. A ‘Parapluie’, which, in … Continue reading When It Rains Trash On The Umbrella
Which invention in human history has had the greatest impact on our well-being? The computer? The plough? The letterpress? Nutella? All of these are undoubtedly worthy candidates who deserve a regular place in the ancestral gallery of the most important … Continue reading Past Chances – We Once Could Do It!
Do we still remember this pandemic which, for the better part of 2020, paralyzed life and the economy worldwide for several months? This is what happens when you don’t have a vaccine for an infectious disease. What COVID-19 is to … Continue reading Of Vaccination Opponents And Men Of Honour