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?
While COVID vaccination campaigns are underway in all countries and restrictions are slowly being lifted, we should also pause and recognize how little we take for granted that these vaccines exist. With Moderna, BionTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac, … Continue reading Timeline of Vaccine Developments
The shipping industry was well aware of the advantages that containers offered. Just in the years when McLean and Matson began shipping the first containers, American shipping companies found themselves in constant labor disputes with striking dock workers. Several times, … Continue reading Scottish Whiskey in Metal – Part 3
The first containers were used as early as the beginning of 1920. These consisted of metal frames covered with wood, and some even remained open at the top. The sizes were not standardized, were between two and three meters and … Continue reading Scottish Whiskey in Metal – Part 2
To pass the time while ironing, I often browse YouTube to find suitable videos. The question is not whether I also iron underpants (no, I don’t), but which videos are entertaining or engaging enough to distract me from monotonous shirt … Continue reading Scottish Whiskey in Metal – Part 1
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
If this pandemic has shown us anything, it is above all one thing: how little we really know where in the air or on surfaces pathogens and harmful substances are found. We are flying blind when we move around the … Continue reading Corona: We lack AR sensors for pollutants in the air and on surfaces
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”