Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon are free to use, but have you ever thought that we, our data, is their free product to sell? In an insightful and rather disturbing TED Talk (see below), techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci lays out how the same algorithms that companies like Facebook, Google and...
Have we ended up in the real-life version of “1984”, George Orwell’s visionary novel? Big Brother may not be watching you, but Facebook certainly is. Recently mouth-dropping stories popped up again about Facebook hacking our private lives. Apparently, Facebook can listen to our most personal conversations and use this information...
There are nuns and then there are “nones”. Do you know the difference? One way to differentiate between the two groups would be to note that the first is shrinking while the latter is growing in numbers. Still lost? I don’t blame you, it's also the first time that I hear about...
I am writing this letter to say that I am leaving the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum. What is the World Economic Forum? The World Economic Forum is basically the most powerful decision making council on the planet. It‘s a bit like the Vatican of the economy. Why I am...
In the immediate aftermath of a sudden shocking event like the Las Vegas massacre, conspiracy theories start flying in the ether like black crows out on revenge. Multiple shooters and hundreds of law enforcement officers secretly conspiring to cover up evidence were two of the theories doing the rounds. Why do...
A momentous moment in the history of humankind has been met with a relatively lackluster response. A robot has been granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia and the event hardly made a blip on the social media radar. How come? Are we fooled by a pretty face and an artificial smile?...
Has capitalism outlived its days? It’s really hard to envision what it could be replaced with, but discontent with the economic system is growing. And this time it’s world leaders and business leaders that are sounding the alarm. New Zealand's new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern captured news headlines with her unequivocal...
“Things are getting better and better and worse and worse, faster and faster, simultaneously.” -- Tom Atlee Never before has one species been able to conquer or impact so many elements on Earth so dramatically. We are accelerating into the future. The rate of change continues to astonish us, and...