Tyler Cowen and Parag Khanna at GDI

"Inertia, Gridlock, Populism: Democracy in Crisis" this is the topic we will be discussing with Tyler Cowen, one of the US’s most talented economists, and Parag Khanna, former advisor to the US government, on 29 May 2017. Sign up now!

Tom Vanderbilt: "All preferences are learned"

Bestselling author Tom Vanderbilt is convinced that whether we prefer blue or red is the result of our socialisation. In a video interview from the GDI Trend Day, he explains why it’s difficult for us to learn to like new things.

Amber Case: we need calm technology!

Instead of calming us, technology constantly interrupts us, says Amber Case. The Harvard researcher is an advocate of "calm technology" – devices and aids which work discreetly in the background to simplify our daily lives.

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GDI Trend Day 2017 – the highlights

"The virtual world has long since won,” said David Bosshart on the 13th European Trend Day on 15 March. Our summary of the conference lets you know what to expect from this mingling of analogue and digital.

How e-government can combat a decreasing population

IT consultant Aet Rahe helped set up Estonia's e-government project. Here Rahe explains how Estonia intends to use it to become the most populous country in the world.

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Extended Reality Map: the key Swiss players

Virtual and augmented reality are 2017’s most promising technologies. Our Extended Reality Map shows where the Swiss VR and AR sectors are involved in leading technological and application-related development.

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13th European Trend Day – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.

The Future of Power – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.