Since the COVID-19 pandemic, I have often thought: what would Hans Rosling have said about advice of epidemiologists, decisions of global leaders, cases counting and data readings by experts, as well as the media coverage of it all? We will never know, as Hans Rosling unfortunately passed away in 2017. But his legacy is particularly […]
Creativity and tech savviness is not something you are born with, not even web-natives. Anyone can develop their creative muscle. A while ago I read Philip Weiss’s book HyperThinker, Philip reminds about how a daily routine of brain games and problem solving, reading books, watching educational videos or listening to podcasts can stretch your mind. […]
Did you know that the only people who refer to their customers as “users” are drug dealers and technologists. Dopamine plays a role not only in sex and drugs, but also in swiping and tapping the way we do on our smartphones. Changing our online behaviour and getting bored is the way to generating bigger and better ideas, writes Manoush Zomorodi.
Recent years terrorist attacks has led to a political ‘fight against terrorism’, which is fuelling a European populist and nationalist image of a secular and progressive western culture that is being threatened by Islam and migration. LGBT-people and women are being used as part of neoliberal rhetoric to argue that these groups have to be defended by modern nationalism, writes Sörberg.
“Design my Privacy” by Tijmen Schep turned out to be a fascinating reading about how to design services and products to make sure that they strive to make our environment both smart and privacy friendly. Design has to be safe, privacy aware, ethical and socially responsible. If not, big data can be misused to carry out crimes or to discriminate.
Half of the world’s population use the internet. More than 200 billion emails are being sent each day, but very few understand how they reach their destination. Most of us are afraid of complicated technical language and do not realise the issues at stake. Edward Lucas tackles this ‘cyberphobia’ in his recent book, which made me both more aware and interested.