We live in a time of upheaval. The technologies of our time are more than just our tools, which we use. It becomes a part of who we are and who we will be.
That’s why we put complicated facts online in a simple and understandable way for everyone. With our publications we want to inform about technological development and research.
In the section “the present” we provide information with easy-to-read texts from research and technology, spirit and society, economy and social affairs in a language that everyone can understand – regardless of their level and type of education.
New technologies are like a knife: you can use them to lovingly grease a loaf of bread for a child or to hijack a plane.
We want to help people to recognize not only the dangers of change but also the many opportunities that the innovations of our time bring with them. We think that there are many visionaries and inventors out there who have ideas for a better world.
That’s why we publish in the section the world in a hundred years fantasies of people of all kinds and from all over the world about the future. Our goal is to ask all people of the world about their utopia for the future and to share it online.
Can we reach everyone?
Why not? We have the Internet: The world has become a village!
Although Milgram’s thesis that everyone knows everyone has long stood on shaky foundations. But that was in the 60s of the last century. The latest and most comprehensive evidence for Milgram’s thesis was provided by Jure Leskovec of Carnegie Mellon University and Eric Horvitz of Microsoft Research. The two of them unearthed a treasure trove of data that only the global Internet makes possible. They analyzed the connections of 240 million instant messenger accounts. The protocols comprise 30 billion individual connections, according to the researchers the largest social network ever analysed.
Consequently, we could statistically survey, via about 6.6 corners, every person in the world in which they would like to live tomorrow. An incredible opportunity, we think!
What the visionaries and utopians we interviewed have to say can be read in the section “Thinkers and Shapers” of our time. We want to leave something behind for the world of tomorrow: Testimonials of the last people who lived with their machines before the fusion.
Susanne Gold + Kristina Sedmak