In the bookstore Morawa in downtown Vienna, a man collapses on his knees, raises his hands in the air and complains loudly about unheard-of things. What had happened? The traditional bookstore, which is located just across the street from the … Continue reading Sphexishness OR The ability or inability to change behavior.
That mindset as a predominant psychological personality trait can have an impact on oneself or even an entire nation or culture was already summarized by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: The view … Continue reading “Can we finally talk about the negative impact now?”
Supposedly, the amount of data generated by humans in all of human history doubles every two years. In the next 24 months, we will generate as much data as humanity has since its inception. This can be dizzying, and is … Continue reading Is ‘Dataism’ as Alleged Pseudo-Religion Enemy of ‘Real’ Religions?
I am saddened by a realization that may have something to do with my age, namely that I have gained the impression that cynicism is gaining the upper hand. This way of thinking, which reacts to the old and the … Continue reading Cynicism
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.Continue reading “How Frankenstein Is Always Exploited In Trying To Stir Up Technology Fears”
Richard David Precht would walk around the world completely naked if he were the perfect person. If one follows the arguments in his latest book “Artificial Intelligence and the Meaning of Life: An Essay“, then we don’t need technology in … Continue reading AI and The Simple World of Richard David Precht
A few days ago, a friend posted one of these photos that I too am in the habit of taking: from a book table in a bookstore with her own freshly published non-fiction book between a series of other non-fiction … Continue reading Future Angst In One Image
COVID-19 forces us all to a new way of living and working. Working and learning from home, online shopping, more leisure time and stress at the same time are only a few of the phenomena we all experience on ourselves. … Continue reading Survey Results: Our Future After Corona
Just this week I had a delegation of German entrepreneurs visiting Silicon Valley, with whom I toured innovative local companies, met interesting people, but also took them to places where we encountered new technologies. So we drove to areas where a number of companies are testing self-propelled cars. We saw the Waymos, Nuros, Kodiaks, Zoox and GM Cruise up close and with fascination.Continue reading “When The Natural Is More Dangerous Than The Artificial”