ideas


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 […]


Recreating the image of fathers

For many people the two words “extraordinary” and “fathers” don’t seem to match up well, they’re like antonyms. Especially in the western world, due to rising feminist narratives, if anyone is going to be labelled as extraordinary, it’s going to be mothers. In other parts of the globe, fathers would […]


The surprising habits of original thinkers

At some point, we all asked ourselves one question: Why didn’t I think of that? At least that’s what I ask myself when I hear about new ideas becoming reality or whenever I can’t find a solution by my own. As someone who’d like to be more original, I always […]


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 […]