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The lingua franca of our time: English

Roughly a billion people speak English. International diplomacy is conducted in English, stocks are traded in English, almost all scientific journals are written in English and the majority of the internet is in English. When a Russian woman travelling in Brazil wants to know the cost of her bus ticket […]


Why you haven’t achieved your goals this year – and how you will in 2019 1

The year 2018 has come to an end. Looking back, how do you feel? Have you achieved your goals? What goals? Let me help you remember. Have you lost those 5 kilograms you promised yourself you would? Have you quit smoking? Have you gone out more often and made new friends? […]


What does AI have to do with creativity and compassion?

The TED2018 conference “The Age of Amazement” in Vancouver left me amazed indeed. I was sitting with my jaw dropped in Gartenbaukino on the broadcast event organized by TEDxVienna. But there was one particular talk that kept my brain busy for months after the live stream in April. It was […]


To control complex systems with a simple brain – The interview with Ramin Hasani

Have you ever felt that Blade Runner’s scenes from 1982 are transforming into reality nowadays? Do you recognize the concepts of Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 in the solutions or products of today? Or maybe even you yourself are developing one of them? Then – for sure – […]


New generations, new jobs, new… world?

  There was a time when kids and young adults wanted to become doctors, astronauts and police officers. However, in the 21st century it seems like a new set of dream jobs has replaced the old one. Today’s most admired “professions” are those of: freelancers, social media stars, and entrepreneurs. Being […]


About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]


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The phenomenon of the “end-of-history” illusion 1

With age we personally grow and develop a mature and stable personality. In this context many might think of the simple example of tattoos. Better not get one when you are sixteen, because you will most likely regret it later. So better wait until you are a proper grown-up with […]


Social Media

The power of social media

Lately, I have found myself reflecting a lot on how I perceive social media, how I use it and how much potential it actually has. I don’t know if it’s just me, but when it comes to social media, I’ve been getting a kind of negative vibe for some time […]